Faith Formation


Faith Formation Resources Page (syllabus, letters, permission slips,sign-ups, etc)

Faith Formation 2023-24 Calendar (updated 8.31.2023)

FF Email Update Newsletters

Registration for 2023-2024

Upcoming Dates:
December 6 Faith Formation Classes 6:30-7:45 Centerville Elementary
December 13  Family Faith Event  RSVP for Pizza Dinner here.
December 17 Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 11:40am PCC
December 20  Faith Formation Classes 6:30-7:45 Centerville Elementary
December 24 Christmas Pageant 4pm PCC Sign up Here


Parent Handbook

Children's Programs

- Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) at 8:30 & 10:30 Sunday Masses October 1, 2023 - May 5, 2024

Liturgy of the Word is offered to children in grades Preschool - 1st  grade and is held during the 8:30 and 10:30 am Masses on Sundays. During Liturgy of the Word for Children, young people meet in a designated area to hear the readings of the day at a level more suitable to their understanding, have small group discussion about the readings, and offer prayer intentions. There is no registration or fee to attend and masks are required.

-  St. Gen’s Tots (Preschool and Kindergarten)

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners will meet in the same classroom in 2021-22.  Early faith formation is an important way to begin your child's spiritual growth This program is for children age 4 through 5 that focuses on helping children learn and grow in their relationship with God through weekly class time. The children will learn from the Allelu curriculum in the Wednesday classes. This program offers a simple and easy to use at home and during the week to help engaging children in prayers, saint stories, and activities.

-  4-Faith (Grades 1-5)

We will use the curriculum offered by St. Mary’s Press known as Discover.  Each student will use the Catholic Children's Bible received last year.  Sessions will be held at Centerville Elementary from 6:30-7:45 pm on Wednesdays.

First Reconciliation & Eucharist  There will be additional programs to ensure that the students are ready to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in the spring.  Students must be enrolled in Faith Formation one year prior (first grade) to the year in which they receive the Sacraments (usually second grade).  NOTE: If your child is older than grade 3, please contact the Director of Religious Education for a special age-appropriate preparation process. (ThuyAnh Hoang at [email protected])

-  St. Gens Adolescent Ministry (SGAM)

Sixth through eighth grade will use the Connect curriculum by St. Mary's Press. All sessions will be held in-person on Wednesdays at Centerville Elementary. 

-  Confirmation I & II

Confirmation program will focus on involvement in the parish community.  Students will meet Wednesdays at Centerville Elementary and will help evangelize younger students in the Faith Formation program.  The high school students meet with Confirmation catechists and guest speakers one Sunday a month to share and grow their faith.   There is a required retreat in the fall.

Confirmation is a two year program.  In order to receive the Sacrament in grade 10, a student must be registered in Faith Formation in grade 9. 

-  VIRTUS Certification!

All adults and teens (18 and older) who volunteer with Faith Formation need to be VIRTUS certified before classes begin. All adult volunteers need to complete an initial online Protecting God's Children VIRTUS Training, apply for a background check and sign a Code of Conduct.  Please contact Safe Environment Coordinator Susie Irlbeck at [email protected] or 651-429-7937 to get started (new volunteers) or to update your certification (returning volunteers) and with questions about VIRTUS certification.  The virtus website is


Adult Programs 

-  Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA)

OCIA is a very special opportunity for adults who wish to explore membership in the Roman Catholic faith or for those Catholics who wish to receive sacraments which were not received at traditional ages. This journey also is an excellent opportunity to participate in a wonderful overview of the catholic faith and is open to all parishioners. We start this journey in late fall and continue through Easter when all will receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil. So if you are in need of baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation preparation as an adult, we would love to see you!​


- Adult Faith Formation

Join an Advent Small Group.  There will be reflection, fellowship and prayer.  The focus will be the Advent Gospel readings and the Little Blue Books.  No registration is required.  Two sessions are being offered.  Come to as many as you can.
Sundays after the 8:30 Mass - 9:30-10:30 Fortin Hall
Sundays after the 10:30 Mass - 11:30-12:30 PCC



Faith Formation 2022-2023