2017 - 2018 Elementary
Faith Formation Schedule
Regular Faith Formation in English
(1st - 5th Grades)
Sundays: 9:30 am - 11:15 am
RCIC - Rite of Christian Initiation for Children
(3rd - 12th Grades)
Sundays: 9:00 am - 11:15 am
Continuing Education (3rd - 12th Grades)
Sundays: 9:30 am - 11:15 pm
Regular Faith Formation in Spanish
(1st - 5th Grades)
Tuesday: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Elementary Faith Formation
The most important gift we can give to our children is to help them grow in their relaitonhsip with God and our Catholic faith.
Our Elementary Faith Formation program is divided into 3 groups, dependent on where your child is on their journey of faith. The three groups are Regular Elementary Faith Formation, Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (R.C.I.C.), and Sacramental Preparation.
Regular Elementary Faith Formation
Regular Elementary Faith Formation is for baptized children in elementary school who are continuing their catechetical instruction in preparation for the Edge ministry program. These classes are focused on deepening the child's understanding of the Catholic faith and developing the child's sense of solidarity with the Catholic Church at large.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (R.C.I.C.)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children is a program for children who are 7 years or older and need to be baptized. Canon Law of the Catholic Church requires that children who have reached the age of reason (7 years old) go through catechetical formation in order to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.
Sacramental Preparation is a program for children in elementary school who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of First Communion. The Sacramental Preparation program consists of a combination of 29 classes divided between the two sacraments.
Expectations and Requirements
First Communion Program requires 2 years of Religious Education.
Sacramental Preparation is for students who have not received Holy Eucharist and are in grades 3- 12 and RCIC is for students who have not received Baptism.
Only students who have provided proof of receiving catechesis for a full year prior to enrollment will be admitted into these programs.
If the child did not complete one full year, they will be placed in a class according to their grade level before being placed in Sacramental Preparation or RCIC.
If student is absent they will have to attend a Saturday Make Up Day. Absences and tardies will be monitored. If a child is absent a phone call will be made on Monday to dind out why the child was not in class. If the child is tardy a call will be made to the parent. Excessive absences or tardies can cause dismissal of the child from class
Elementary Faith Formation Fees
1 Child $70.00 per year
2 Children - $80.00 per year
3 Children - $90.00 per year
This annual fee for Elementary Faith Formation includes books, supplies, and materials. However, no family will be turned down for inability to pay.