Faith Formation Resources Page (syllabus, letters, permission slips,sign-ups, etc)
Faith Formation 2023-24 Calendar
FF Letter to Families May 2023
Vacation Bible School Registration
June 19-23 Vacation Bible School
August 1, 2023 Registration Fee increase
- Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) at 8:30 & 10:30 Sunday Masses October 2 - May 21
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 (Usually Grade 2) There will be additional programs to ensure that the students are ready to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in Spring, 2022. 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 a brand new curriculum by St. Mary's Press. All sessions will be held in-person on Wednesdays at the Faith Formation Center.
- 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 will meet with Confirmation catechists and guest speakers one Sunday a month to share and grow their faith. More details here.
- 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 www.virtusonline.org.
- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
RCIA 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
Get ready for another wonderful Bible Study. Beginning the week of February 13, three sessions will be studying the TV Series, The Chosen. The three sessions will be on Wednesdays: 8:45-10:45 am at the PCC and 7:00-9:00 pm at Fortin Hall (St. John's Site in Hugo) and Thursdays: 6:00-8:00 pm at the Faith Formation Center.
More details and registration at this link.
Faith Formation 2022-2023
Confirmation Retreat 2023
The Confirmation Retreat on Feb 25 and 26 went well and 20 candidates are ready to take the next steps to get closer to God and to serve others. Thank you to those who helped at the retreat: Noah Korba, Steve Knutson, Dave and Julie McCarthy, Jennifer and Matthew Hazzard, Marsha Pullman, Missy Montgomery, Hailey Dahlberg, guest speakers Julie McCarthy, Chris DuFresne, Fr. Greg, and parents. It's wonderful to see the whole community involved in making the overnight retreat a success and blessed. Thank you to the Men's club for a wonderful pancake breakfast on Sunday for our community, particularly for the Confirmation families and the students.
For more Vacation Bible School pictures, click here.