Faith Formation

 

 

For information about Faith Formation, sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation, and other youth-related questions, please contact Tanya at 839-6834 or email her or send us a message through our Facebook page. 

 

First Eucharist Masses are April 27 and 28; Required practices

Practice #1 (tasting the unconsecrated bread and wine and practicing how to receive Jesus in the Eucharist) took place during Faith Formation class on Sunday, March 31, and will take place again during the 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. classes on Wednesday, April 3. Practice #2 (practicing the individual parts each child has in their First Eucharist Mass) will take place on these dates according to the First Eucharist Mass for which the child is scheduled:  9:20 a.m. Sunday, April 7, for those scheduled for the 8:30 a.m. April 28 First Eucharist Mass; 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, for those scheduled for the 10:30 a.m. April 28 First Eucharist Mass; and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, for those scheduled for the 4:00 p.m. April 27 Mass. Required rehearsals with Fr. Bruce are Saturday, April 27, at 9:00 a.m. (for the 4:00 p.m. April 27 Mass), 10:00 a.m. (for the 8:30 a.m. April 28 Mass), and 11:00 a.m. for the 10:30 a.m. April 28 Mass.

Preschool students sing during 10:30 AM Mass on April 7

Our Preschool Faith Formation students will sing during the 10:30 AM Mass on Sunday, April 7. Please bring them to class as usual and the teachers will bring them upstairs after communion when it is time to sing.  You may pick your children up in the classroom at the end of Mass. 

Has it been a while since you went to confession? Here is a guide.

The Church recommends that we confess our sins to a priest through the sacrament of reconciliation at least once per month.  For many of us, the length between confessions might be much longer and we might worry that we forgot "how" to go to confession.  A priest will help you know what to say, but if you'd like a written guide, consider printing one of these and bringing it with you.  

Child's Reconciliation Format and examination of conscience questions

Teenager's Reconciliation Format and examination of conscience questions

Adult's Reconciliation Format and examination of conscience questions

 

Calendars 

Preschool calendar (revised December 2018)

Sunday gr. K-5 Faith Formation calendar (revised January 2019)

Wednesday gr. K-5 Faith Formation calendar (revised February 2019)

Gr. 6-8 Faith Formation/Youth Group/Yes Lord calendar (revised January 2019)

Confirmation/High School Faith Formation calendar

High School Youth Group & Yes Lord calendar

Weather Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy for Faith Formation Classes

Prayers and Teachings

All students should work on learning Prayers and Teachings of the Catholic Church at home.  They may then recite them at the Prayer Station to earn faith-focused prizes or to earn coins for our "Prayers for the Poor" collection.  Here's a link to the Prayers and Teachings.

Confirmation

In our parish, students attend monthly Confirmation classes taught by Fr. Bruce beginning in the fall of their 9th grade year (or older) with the Confirmation Mass being celebrated in October of the following year.  The Confirmation Mass for those currently in classes is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at 2:00 PM.  

Confirmation test study guides for Tests 1-4

Test #1 standard version
Test #2 standard version
Test #3 standard version
Test #4 standard version

Youth Groups and Yes Lord Musical Group

You'll find all the information you need on our Youth Groups page

Registration for classes and activities 

Registration forms for 2019-2020 Faith Formation classes, youth activities and sacramental preparation programs will be mailed to registered parishioners with children in early August.  If you want to make sure to be included in the mailing, but haven't yet registered as a member of the parish, please print and complete this parish membership form and bring or mail it to the parish office.   

Will you volunteer?

If you wish to volunteer as a Teacher/Catechist, Aide, Hall Monitor, Youth Minister, etc., for the 2019-2020 school year of Faith Formation, please contact Tanya (see contact info above).

Faith Formation Volunteer training and background check forms

All volunteers who work with children and youth must be trained by reading the Diocese of Bismarck Code of Conduct and then must submit a signed Acknowledgement Form.

You will find them on the diocesan website at these links:

- Diocese of Bismarck Code of Conduct (please read this)
- Acknowledgement Form (please sign and return this to the parish or Faith Formation office)

All volunteers over age 18 must also allow for a background check to be requested. This requires the completion of two forms. Please return the completed forms to the parish or Faith Formation office.
- Child Abuse and Neglect Inquiry
- Background Check Release Form
 

Thank you for your commitment to the children of our parish.