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 701-839-6834 or email her or send us a message through our Facebook page. 

Confirmation

If you need a Letter of Good Standing for your Confirmation Sponsor to have completed by his/her pastor, you may find it here.

Confirmation Mass rehearsal will be Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., followed by confessions.  The Confirmation candidate (student) and Sponsor (or a parent) must be at the rehearsal.

The Confirmation Mass will be Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 12:30 p.m.  The Confirmation candidate and Sponsor must arrive by 11:30 a.m. for pictures and other preparation. 

A reception with cake and beverages will follow the Mass at approximately 1:30 p.m.

If your child will be in grade 9 or older in Fall 2022 and has not yet been confirmed, please contact Tanya in our Faith Formation office regarding registering for the Confirmation program for the 2022-2023 school year.  If your child attends Bishop Ryan Catholic School, he/she does not need to attend the regular classes, but will need to complete service and attend some meetings.

 

Sonshine Youth Camp is July 10-12

Sonshine Youth Camp is a Catholic camp for youth who will be in grades four through eight in the fall, and who want to know more about Jesus, have fun and meet new friends.  For more information and the printable registration form, click here.


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School for children age 5 through those who are completing grade 2 in spring of 2022 will be held Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. each evening at Our Lady of Grace.  VBS is now full and no more registrations are being taken.

 

Registration for Faith Formation and Youth programs

The registration form for the 2022-2023 school year will be available in May.  If your family is not yet a registered parish member family, you may register for parish membership using this form. 


Calendars for 2021-2022 Preschool through Grade 8 Faith Formation classes

Here are the calendars for classes.  (Note Confirmation calendars are below this section).

Sunday Preschool-grade 5 calendar (revised in November 2021)

Wednesday gr. K-5 calendar (revised in November 2021)

Wednesday gr. 6-8 calendar (revised in November 2021)

 

 

Will you volunteer?

If you wish to volunteer as a Teacher/Catechist, Aide, Hall Monitor, Youth Minister, etc., for the 2021-2022 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. In addition, all volunteers over age 18 must allow for a background check to be requested. 

You will find the information and forms 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)
If you are age 18:  - Background Check Release Form (please complete and return this to the parish or Faith Formation office)

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

 
Prayers and Teachings

Looking for something to do to build your child's faith knowledge  Work with them on memorizing these Prayers and Teachings of the Catholic Church at home.  They can recite them at the Prayer Station for a prize or to help raise money for the poor.  Here's a link to the Prayers and Teachings.

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