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. 

Essay contest for students!
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in the Knights of Columbus State Youth Essay contest!

The theme: How has forgiveness affected your life?
Division #1 - grades 7-9
Division #2 - grades 10-12

Scholarships will be given to the winning entries:
1st place - $300.00 and a trip to the state convention
2nd place - $100.00

- Each contestant shall submit an essay of no more than 300 words on the topic.
- Each entry must include the student's full name, full address, phone number, grade, school and sponsoring council (which is Council 4894, Our Lady of Grace, Minot).
- The deadline to submit your essay to the Our Lady of Grace Faith Formation office is February 10.

Required First Eucharist Retreat are January 24 or 28

For families with children who will be preparing for First Eucharist (Communion), we have a required retreat for the child and parents in late January.  The first retreat option is Sunday, January 24, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the dining room.  The second option is Thursday, January 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Fr. Bruce leads the retreat and the children have a special activity during it.  The retreat is required for all Catholic school, home school and Faith Formation students who wish to receive the sacrament at Our Lady of Grace.  


Registration for Faith Formation and Youth programs

Please check out our registration and volunteer form and call us with any questions.  The volunteer section is on page 4 of the form.  You'll find the registration form here.

If you want to learn about homeschool options, please contact us.

Updated 2020-2021 Faith Formation and Youth Calendars

Preschool Calendar (updated 11/15/2020)
Sunday, Gr. K-5 Calendar (updated 11/15/2020)
Wednesdsay, Gr. K-5 Calendar (updated 11/15/2020)
Gr. 6-8 Faith Formation & Youth Group Calendar (updated 12/1/2020)

See Confirmation calendar in that section below.

Prayers and Teachings

All students should work on learning Prayers and Teachings of the Catholic Church at home.  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.  If your child is in grade 9 or older and has not been confirmed, please contact us. 

Confirmation Class Calendar (updated Nov. 17, 2020)

Homily notes form

Choosing your saint

Study Guide for Test 1 & Test 2

Practice Test for Test 1

Apologetics for January 31 class

Reconciliation form for January 31 class

Will you volunteer?

If you wish to volunteer as a Teacher/Catechist, Aide, Hall Monitor, Youth Minister, etc., for the 2020-2021 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.

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