Faith Formation for Children and Youth
During our 10:00 am Mass, we offer Sunday School with childcare in a nursery setting for children age 6 months - 23 months and faith-based classes for children up to Kindergarten age. In addition to these programs each Sunday, we also offer Vacation Bible School, Family Faith programs and Liturgy of the Word for Children.
For children in 1st - 5th grade, we offer Faith Formation classes, Vacation Bible School, Family Faith programs and various other age appropriate events throughout the year. Our Faith Formation classes are offered each Wednesday during the school year at either 4:15 or 6:15 pm.
First Reconciliation is celebrated on November 20 at 7:00 pm or November 21 at 10:00 am. Children in at least the 2nd grade who have been baptized and have completed their Sacramental Preparation are able to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Sacramental Preparation is incorporated into weekly Faith Formation classes or during the school day for the children who attend our parish school.
First Eucharist will be held on April 23rd, 24th, and 30th, May 1st, 2016. First Eucharist (Holy Communion): The reception of Holy Communion for the first time is celebrated after the age of 7 (the age of reason). Older students who have not yet received the Eucharist for the first time are placed with their peers in age appropriate settings during one of our Faith Formation for Children and Youth sessions.
Confirmation is a powerful sealing and stregthening of your child's faith with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Our Confirmation for Youth is offered to baptized children, who have celebrated their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist and successfully completed our two-year preparation program.
Open to all 9th - 12th grader, we offer opportunities to grow spiritually, serve their community and socialize with their peers. We offer High School Youth Ministry Nights most Sundays after the 5:30 pm Mass, Bible Study, Socials (Movie Nights, Open-Gym, Field Trips), Field Trips and Camps.
For our 6th - 8th grade students, we offer both Faith Formation classes and an active Middle School Youth Ministry program. Our Faith Formation classes are held each Wednesday during the school year from 6:15 pm until 7:30 pm. And our Youth Ministry programs are held at various times to offers age-appropriate service and social opportunities.