FAITH FORMATION GRADES 1-6
Susan Toomey, 596-4232, x104
Our Faith Formation program grades 1 through 6 uses the Pflaum weeklie booklets that directly relates to the Gospel each week. Classes are held on Mondays at Minnechaug Regional High School on Mondays from 4:15 to 5:15 PM. The year runs from September to April. Additionally, the children attend penance services twice a year.
FAITH FORMATION GRADES 7-11
Rosemary Oldread, 596-4232, x113
GRADES 7 AND 8 REACHOUT PROGRAM
The Reachout students attend 4:00 PM Mass usually one Saturday of the month then go directly to class. We use the Pflaum Gospel booklet program which follows what they just heard in Mass. In addition to Mass/class, the students also must complete 5 Reachout projects. These service projects are organized by the teachers and include a wide variety of volunteering opportunities with the goal of creating a greater understanding of service work. Additional classes include: Penance Services, Stations of the Cross and Adoration.
For this grade we use TEEN TIMELINE, a faith journey through the bible. Each month the students will participate in a video presentation followed by a small discussion group. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month and have divided the class in half for better discussion opportunities. A-H meets from 5-6:15 PM and I-Z meets from 6:30-7:45 PM. All classes are held in the Parish Center.
GRADES 10 AND 11- CONFIRMATION PREPARATION
These two years are preparing for Confirmation. A faith based topic will be presented each month; activities and discussions will follow the presentation. Guest speakers will be included throughout the program. Please note that 10th grade meets the first Sunday of the month from 4:30-6:00 PM and 11th grade meets from 6:15-7:45 PM in the Parish Center.
Confirmation is held in the spring of 11th grade. The date is usually set in the fall. Confirmation paperwork is posted on the website as well as handed out in the spring of 10th grade. Twenty hours of community service is required and details are discussed in class.