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-8 come to receive their catechetical instruction and build a sense of belonging to a Catholic community. Preschool and Kindergarten sessions are offered from 4:15-5:15 PM, grades 1-8 are offered at 4:15-5:30 PM or 6:30-7:45 PM. 

Option 2: IFFD – Inter-generational Family Faith Day

Catechesis begins at home. Our IFFD program is designed to give our parishioners the best of both worlds; an opportunity for peer interaction and take-home materials for self/family learning at your own pace. IFFD participants meet once each month, 10:15 – 11:45 AM, usually the last Sunday of the month (with holiday exceptions) for fellowship, peer share time and group service projects. Participants are then given lectionary based lesson materials for at-home learning between the monthly group sessions. People of all ages are encouraged to register. 

Option 3: Home Program

Parents are provided with lesson materials to teach their children how to live out the Catholic faith. If you are new to Home Program, please call the Faith Formation office to setup a twenty-minute orientation session with one of the coordinators. 

Option 4: 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. 

Sacramental Preparation

Preparation for the Sacraments is separate from our four Faith Formation programs. Enrollment in any of the above options is required before registering for First Reconciliation/Eucharist or Confirmation preparation. Visit the Sacrament portion of our website to learn more. 

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