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. 

Registration for classes and activities 

To register your children for Faith Formation & Youth programs, print and complete this registration form.  You may pay the Faith Formation fee online at this link, then scroll to "Tuition - OLG Faith Formation". Please talk with Tanya about the discounted rate for partial year participation.

Faith Formation & Youth Calendars   

Preschool Calendar 2019-2020
Gr. K-5 Wednesday Faith Formation Calendar for January-May 2020
Gr. K-5 Sunday Faith Formation Calendar for January-May 2020
Gr. 6-8 Faith Formation & Youth Group Calendar for January-May 2020
Confirmation Classes Calendar 2019-2020

For information about our youth groups, go to our Youth Groups page. 

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.

First Eucharist (Communion)

We have 66 students preparing for First Eucharist this year.  If you missed the required Retreat on Sunday, January 5, please come to the Make-up Retreat on Thursday, January 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Here is a letter with all the details.  The list of names it refers to will be handed out at the Retreat.  

Blessed homework timeline for First Eucharist preparation for grades 2-5.

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 test study guides for Tests 1-4  

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

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. 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