Children

Christian Formation for Children

We welcome all children, beginning in 3K, into our Christian Formation programming.  Christian Formation is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the principles of Catholicism and Christianity, and is a necessary component in order to receive sacraments.

Christian Formation classes for 3K, 4K & 5K are offered on Sundays from 8:15-9:15am.  Classes for 1st-5th grade are offered on Sundays from 9:30-10:30 am and Tuesdays from 6-7pm.  Classes are held from September through April.  Here is a link to our calendar Elementary 3K-5th Gr Calendar 17-18

What will my child learn in Christian Formation?  CLICK HERE to view grade level expectations given by the Archdiocese.

Sacramental Preparation: First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

Children will prepare for these sacraments through participation in weekly Christian Formation classes, as well as two parent/child retreats.  There is a sacramental fee of $55 that covers the cost of textbooks & other materials, as well as the two retreats.

We will have Reconciliation Parent Meetings on Oct 1st at 9:30 a.m. and Oct. 3rd at 6 p.m.  Our fall parent/child retreats will take place on Nov 3rd from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Nov 4th from 9 a.m.-noon.  First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Nov 29th and 30th at 6:30 p.m.  Date selections will be made in the fall.

Parent meetings for First Eucharist will be held on Jan 28th at 9:30 a.m. and Jan 30th at 6 p.m.  Our parent/child retreat options will be March 16th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and March 17th from 9 a.m.-noon.  First Eucharist will be celebrated on April 28th & 29th and May 5th.  Dates selections for First Eucharist dates will take place in early spring.

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Break Open the Word 

Children age 3 through 5th grade are invited to join us for an age-appropriate presentation of the Liturgy of the Word .  Families begins Mass together and the children are called forward after the opening prayer.  BOW uses readings from the Children’s Lectionary, which is simplified to be more understandable, and includes conversation and related activities to engage the children with the Gospel message.

BOW will begin again Nov. 5th during the Sunday 8:15 and 10:30 masses and will be offered throughout November and the Advent season.  All children are welcome and no registration is needed!