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. 

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 January 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 2018-2019 Faith Formation classes, youth activities and sacramental preparation programs are available here. You may join at any time of the year; however if you are joining Confirmation class you will need approval from Fr. Bruce to join later in the year.  

What is offered? Read the Our Family of Faith: Growing through Formation newsletter.

How can I register? Print, complete and return this Registration Form.

If you prefer to pay for Faith Formation online, you may choose the "Give Online" option on our website.  Here's a direct link. Then scroll down to "Tuition - OLG Faith Formation" and click the "make a donation" tab.  Choose the "one-time donation" option and then put in the amount requested from the registration form and complete the remaining information.  (Tuition amount decreases for those who register in mid-year.  Please contact Tanya for the adjusted rate.)

Will you volunteer?

If you wish to volunteer as a Teacher/Catechist, Aide, Hall Monitor, Youth Minister, etc., for the 2018-19 school year of Faith Formation, please complete the volunteer form on page 4 of the Our Family of Faith: Growing through Formation newsletter or 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.