Faith Formation

Our faith formation program provides educational programs for children pre-school through Confirmation.  Our program includes sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.  Weekly sessions are offered on Sunday mornings during the school year.

As parents, we have a unique and specific calling to form our children’s faith by word and example.  Faith is most of all nurtured in the home, the domestic church, and by parents who are the child’s first catechists and most influential witnesses of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Religious Education Class:  Attendance is considered to be vital to children’s faith  development as Catholics. These classes educate children about Jesus and prepare  children to receive the  sacraments of  Reconciliation, Holy Communion, and Confirmation so they can integrate them into their lives as they move into adulthood.

Mass Attendance:  An integral part of our children’s faith formation is participation in Sunday  Liturgy.  While attending classes is important for the practical knowledge that is learned, faith should also be experienced.  To be part of the parish family, to worship together each Sunday is to be part of faith in action.

For children in grades pre-K through 8, our Parish Religious Education  classes are offered every Sunday from 9:20 am to 10:40am, between the two morning Masses. Classes begin on Catechetical Sunday in September and conclude in early May, usually on Mother’s Day.

First Reconciliation/First Communion preparation classes are for children in second grade, including those attending Catholic school, and are held at the same time as all other Religious Education classes.

The preparation class for Confirmation is a 2 year program, per Diocesan guidelines.  Students will either begin Confirmation prep in 8th or 9th grade, depending on the next scheduled Confirmation (Currently confirmation is held in the Spring of odd years). Classes are held during religious education class time on Sunday’s.

RCIA is a discernment and preparation process for adults who wish to be baptized, become a Catholic, or to complete one’s Catholic initiation. Beginning in September, you’ll gather in a small group setting to learn more about the Catholic faith. Weekly sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare you to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at Easter.

To begin your faith journey through RCIA, please reach out to Father Biju.

For more information on any of our Faith Formation programs, please call the Parish Office or email Director of Religious Education, Lynn Johnson at

Give your child both experiences – classroom and Church – so that they will be encouraged to practice and live their faith.