The sacrament preparation process is part of our faith formation programs. This includes the sacrament of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. It is our policy that in order to participate in the sacrament preparation process, your child needs to either be registered and regularly attending one of our faith formation programs the entire year before and during the year of the sacrament celebration, or attending a Catholic school. Registration for our programs occurs in the late summer through fall and can be found at that time on our web page. Please contact the program ministers with questions.
Ages 4 Years–Grade 3SESSION DAY/TIMES:During Sunday 9:00am, 11:00am, and 5:00pm MassesThe Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) ministry enables children to participate in the Sunday worship experience, to nourish and guide their spiritual growth, and to immerse them in the Word of God in ways that are understandable to them. All children ages 4 years old through 3rd grade are welcome to participate. The children are invited to come forward at the beginning of Mass and process to the chapel. They enjoy the Word of God on their level, shared prayer, singing, and activities. The children will return to their parents at the Offertory and join the community in celebrating the Liturgy of the Eucharist. CLOW is offered during the Faith Formation program year, during the Sunday 9:00am, 11 am and 5 pm Masses. Parents are always welcome to join their children if they want to check out our ministry. There is no prior registration or fee for participation. We are looking for additional CLOW leaders. Training and support are provided. Come share your faith!! Contact Renee Dignan for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grades 1–5SESSION DAY/TIME OPTION:Wednesdays 5:15-6:30pmWednesdays 6:00-7:15pmSundays 6:30-7:45pmThe Finding God program option is open to children in grades 1-6. Children come together by grade level in small groups and are led by a trained catechist. The program takes the name from our curriculum “Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts” by Loyola Press. This series supports children as they grow in their knowledge and understanding of the four pillars of our faith (Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Christian Prayer). These timeless truths from the Catechism of the Catholic Church are taught every year on every grade level. The program also includes hands-on-experiences of prayer, community and opportunities for service.In addition to the weekly sessions, parents and children will come together with those from other faith formation programs for Community Nights and other parish-wide events.Parents are urged to consider volunteering in the Finding God program as a catechist, aide or other support role. For more information about the Finding God Program, please contact Reneé Dignan, 952-405-7212 or call the parish office.