Faith Formation Overview

St. Mary’s offers a variety of faith formation options that encourage and support children and families along our lifelong journey of faith.

Option 1: Wednesday Faith Formation

Youth in grades Pre-K-12 come to receive their catechetical instruction and build a sense of belonging to a Catholic community. Classes are 1 hour and 15 minutes and are offered at either 4:15 or 6:30 pm. Pre-K and Kindergarten classes are not offered at 6:30, but are offered once a month on Sunday.

Option 2: Catholic Day School

St. Mary’s Parish Life Center is home of Frassati Catholic Academy.  It is there that students in grades Pre-K-8 receive their catechetical instruction along with their regular classes on a daily basis. For more information, visit the Frassati Catholic Academy website.

Option 3: Home Program

Catechesis begins at home. Parents are provided with materials in order to teach their children how to live out the Catholic faith.

The Liturgy GuysListen Now
Everything you want to know about Mass and more!

Fr. Mike SchmitzListen Now
Faith, pop culture and headline reflections from Fr. Mike Schmitz, inspirational and educational. 

UMD Newman Catholic ChurchListen Now
Series of inspirational and educational homilies.

Catholic Answers LiveListen Now
Catholic Answers LIVE is a daily, call-in radio program that airs live from 6-8 pm ET.

How to CatholicListen Now
How-to Catholic, hosted by Kevin and Lisa Cotter, is a podcast for those who desire to practically live their Catholic Faith with excellence. 

Three Dogs NorthListen Now
Three Dogs North presents on very timely topics!

Pray as you GoListen Now
Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while traveling to and from work, study, etc.

A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a Bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.

10-13 minutes, combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. 

FORMED
FORMED offers a variety of talks, podcasts and audio-books for the whole family. Use stmarywbl.formed.org in your browser or in the FORMED app to access this great content for free!

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