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. 

 
Vacation Bible School is June 7-10!

Vacation Bible School at Our Lady of Grace is for parish children age 5 through those who completed grade 2 in spring 2021. VBS will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. each evening June 7-10, and will include games, art, praying, singing, and more. Space is limited so register early; deadline is May 30 or when full. A free will offering will be taken the last evening. Click here for a printable registration form.

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)
Wednesday, Gr. K-5 Calendar (updated February 2021)
Gr. 6-8 Faith Formation & Youth Group Calendar (updated February 2021)

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

Practice Test for Test 2

Apologetics for January 31 class

Reconciliation form for January 31 class

Request for financial assistance to attend Cor Christi Institute

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