Faith Formation Welcome
A Celebration of the Sacraments
Confirmation I & II registration is CLOSED
Confirmation I & II - October 22nd at 6:30 pm via Zoom (a link will be sent to all registered students)
First Communion: October 25th 1 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church or October 28th at 7 pm at St Mary's (a SignUp Genius will be forwarded to all registered students). Parents only need to attend one session.
In response to these very uncertain times, we have decided to take a different approach with our Faith Formation program. This year we will be concentrating on the Sacramental years and therefore, registration will be only for those in 2ndgrade (First Communion), 9thgrade (Confirmation I), and 10thgrade (Confirmation II). For families with children in the other grades, please use this time to keep Christ present in your families’ lives and by attending Mass, praying with your family, and sharing with your children a love of our faith.
In an effort to keep our families safe, the First Communion and the Confirmation I & II programs will be using a hybrid approach which will include remote and in-person instruction and events and culminating in the spring with the celebration of the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.
While we don’t know what the pandemic will allow us, our plans currently include coming together for; parent meetings, the celebration of Mass and faith-filled talks and instruction all the while adhering to necessary safety measures. We also plan on sending materials and videos home to our students and families.
Though our gathering plans will be dictated by the number of registrations, the First Communion Team does have tentative Parent Meetings on the calendar for October 25th and October 28th. A Signup Genius will be offered for you to choose the date that is most convenient for you. The meeting will be a time to learn more about the year ahead and to get materials for your child.
So that you can plan ahead, the published 2021Confirmation dates and times are as follows: April 9, 2021 at 4pm & 7pm and April 10, 2021 at 10am & 1pm. We are hopeful that we will be able to come together in our churches beginning this fall for monthly group talks and instruction. The Confirmation Team is in the midst of finalizing these details, along with reflection topics and will publish the schedule on the website once it comes available. (note: students enrolled in a Catholic High School in 9th grade are exempt from Confirmation I class)
Though this year will be different, please know that the safety of the children, the deepening of their faith, and the well-being of their families is our utmost priority. We look forward to celebrating the Sacrament of First Communion and Confirmation with each of you in the spring.
Fr Jean Pierre & Fr John