Religious Education/Youth Ministry

Please go to the following page: COVID-19 Resources to find helpful links to continue your faith journey during this uncertain time.  Diocesan guidelines for COVID will be implemented in all our classes to help us keep the children healthy and safe!  We will be sanitizing, disinfecting, observing social distancing, taking temperatures before class, and providing children with their own supplies.

For additional High School resources, please go to this page:

Resources – Teens & Youth

Please visit our main Faith Formation tab for information regarding our Faith Formation Office and the Safe Environment Policy.

FAITH FORMATION: Ages 3- Grade 12

REGISTRATION:

  • Registrations should be submitted to the Faith Formation Office at the address below, as soon as possible, to help ensure that we will have materials on the first day of class!
  • Please view the 2020-2021 Welcome Back Letter,  General Information Letter and print the 2020-21 FF Registration Form. complete and attach your payment. Forms will also be available in the parish gathering space beginning on Sept. 5th.
  • Please ensure your parish registration is complete, and includes all family members.  You may register with the parish online at Register.  Automatic mailings are only generated for children registered also as parishioners.

PROGRAMS & CALENDARS:

“Little Church”, a program offered for young children during the 10:30 a.m. Mass is not offered this year.

We will have a blessing of catechists on Catechetical Sunday, Sept. 20th, at the 10:30 am Mass.

The Kickoff to Faith Formation has been rescheduled to the first day of class – Sept. 27th after the 10:30 am Mass – we will host a light lunch in the Parish HallJoin us for pizza and popsicles.  This will be a time to visit with each other and ask Annalisa and Katelyn any questions you may have! Following the lunch, the kids will head to their classrooms. 

2020-2021 Faith Formation Calendar

High School Faith Formation Calendar — 2020 – 2021

  • Ages 3 – Grade 12 Faith Formation begins on  Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.   Classes run from noon-1:15 pm.  We begin by gathering in the parish hall immediately following the 10:30 am Mass for prayer. Children will be properly distanced when they gather.

Faith Formation Program Details:

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:  (ages 3-6) Children ages 3-6 are highly encouraged to join  our faith formation program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS).  CGS has a full age-appropriate curriculum which allows the child a space and time to encounter God, drawing them deeper into relationship with Him.  Please see our  CGS 2020-21 CALENDAR  and the Resource Links page for more information.

Faith Formation: Classes Ages 3 – grade 8:  Our Faith Formation classes follow the diocese curriculum standards using a variety of resources.  Please see the resource links for more information regarding the curriculum itself.  We begin with an optional snack immediately following the 10:30 am Mass.  Classes run from noon – 1:15pm and all will be held at St. Peter Cathedral this year.

High School Faith Formation: grade 9 – 12:  This year we will be diving deeper into our Catholic faith using the Search program from Formed.org. We will be implementing Small Groups into our class every week as a way to grow in community and learn from other’s perspectives, due to this we are asking that all High School students and Adult Mentors wear a mask during class. Class will follow the 10:30 am Mass; starting at 12pm and run until 1:15pm. We will be located downstairs of the Cathedral in the Media Room.  For more information on the high school curriculum, visit Diocese High School Curriculum.

First Reconciliation/Eucharist Preparationplease visit First Communion

Confirmation Preparation: please visit Confirmation.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS: See Youth & Family Events.