Children's Faith Formation

Faith formation classes for grades Pre-K through 5 on gather on Sunday mornings before/after Mass.  This program uses the “We Believe” curriculum, which helps children learn, live, and hope in the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Classes are taught by volunteer catechists using prayer, hands on activities, readings, and music.  Students and parents gather as a group first to open with prayer and announcements.  Children then proceed to their classrooms.  Parents are invited to stay for coffee/fellowship and parent education while students are in class.  Our goal is that children gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Catholic Faith while growing in the parish community.

Faith Formation Class details and schedules are as follows:

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Cathedral School Building):
                  Sunday from 8:45 am-10:00am

Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church (Parish Hall):
                  In English/French - Sunday from 9:00am-10:15am
                  In Spanish – Sunday from 11:00am-12:15pm

St. Louis Church (Parish Hall)
                  In Polish – Sunday from 9:30am-10:45am

St. Peter’s Church (Monsignor DiMingo Hall)

RCIC - The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children:

RCIC classes are for children ages 9-18, held at the Pastoral Center Conference Room on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm.

This process is for:
· Those baptized who have not completed First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, or Confirmation
· Those who have not received the Sacrament of Baptism
· Those baptized in a different Christian religion who would like to become Catholic

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:

A new program is in the works!  This religious education program involves child-directed, hands-on learning and is based on the Montessori principles of education for ages 3-6. It takes place in a specially designed room called an atrium, where all furnishings and materials are specifically designed to meet the developmental needs of the children who participate.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding any classes, please contact: