Grades K-5

Goal: to help children, learn, celebrate, share, and live our Catholic faith.
 A.    CLASSROOM MODEL:

Sunday, 10:05 – 10:55AM @ St. Mary Rectory

Students are divided by grade level, one catechist and two assistants per group.  Age appropriate activities, prayer and music are integrated into the lessons.

B.      FAMILY MODEL:

Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00PM, St. Mary Hall

Parents teach their child at home and participate in monthly family community events that provide fellowship and faith enrichment opportunities.

C.  YOUTH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION:

Reconciliation- Grade 2

Children who have been enrolled in Faith Formation for at least one year can participate in preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation.   Students can enroll in either our Family Model (Parents complete required materials at home) or our Classroom Model (Students learn in a classroom setting with a catechist).  Both models will participate in two retreats on Saturday mornings as scheduled in preparation for the sacrament.

Confirmation and First Eucharist- Grade 3

Children who have been enrolled in Faith Formation for at least one year can participate in preparation for the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist.  Both sacraments take place during the SAME mass and will be prepared during the same year.   Students can enroll in either our Family Model (Parents complete required materials at home) or our Classroom Model (Students learn in a classroom setting with a catechist).  Both models will participate in three retreats on Saturday mornings as scheduled in preparation for both sacraments.

Saint Mary Academy Students

Students who attend Saint Mary Academy must prepare for all three sacraments through the parish.  If your child is in second grade at SMA please contact Megan Licata to register for preparing for Reconciliation.  If your child is in third grade, please register them for Confirmation and First Eucharist.  For more information contact Megan at  [email protected] or call 742-8868 with any questions

Older students

We always welcome any children who are drawn to the love of God and wish to be filled with his Grace.  If your child is older (grade 4th-12th) and they are interested in any of the three sacraments and have complete at least one year of religious education can contact Megan Licata to discuss a plan for receiving any or all the sacraments. For more information contact Megan at [email protected] or call 742-8868 with any questions,

Register using the REGISTRATION FORM by printing it, completing it, and dropping it off at the Parish office at St. Joseph Church.