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. 2019-2020 Calendar

Option 2: Weekend Family Faith Formation

This family based program involves the whole family coming to the Parish Life Center, once a month for a gathering with peers and then continuing the learning at home each week the rest of the month. For the 2020/2021 year, the weekend program will be using the same curriculum as the other programs which include catechesis for parents as well as the youth. For the gathering day at the parish, you have a choice of Saturday from 8:30 – 9:30 AM or Sunday from 10:15 – 11:15 AM. Families will gather for prayer, split up into age-like groups (no more than 10 in a group) for a lesson, then back together as a family for a small service project. Registration is required. All ages are welcome.

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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