Religious Education Grades 1-5
Students in grades 1-5 attend classes at the SFA Grand site school which provide the basic foundations of our faith. Students will learn what it means to develop a relationship with Jesus, gain a basic understanding of God’s Word in Scripture, and of the Mass. During this time students also prepare for their First Reconciliation and Communion.
The registration form for Grades 1-12 Religious Education can be found here: Grades 1-12 Religious Education Form 2017-18. Instead of families having to complete a registration form for each child, each family will complete a single registration form. Registration forms should be submitted to the parish office (601 N. 8th Street) by the end of August.
Elementary Religious Education will start on Monday, October 9th from 6:15-7:30 at the Grand Site School.
See the following letter for a few details about the upcoming year: Registration Letter to Elementary RE Families
More information on Grades 1-5 Elementary Religious Education will be made available once a Coordinator of Elementary Religious Education is in place.
Barb Kratz - Director of Faith Formation
Preparation for the Sacrament of Eucharist is an important time for children but also for parents to gain a deeper understanding of the Eucharist in their lives. Parents take an active role in preparation for this parish celebration and experience.
Preparation for First Reconciliation takes places in second grade. A progressive understanding of forgiveness is core to the formation program. Parents are involved as an active part of this sacrament.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)
The RCIC process invites the following to become members of the Catholic Church:
Children age 7 who are not baptized
Children baptized in another tradition but wish to become Catholic
Children baptized in the Church but have not received Reconciliation or Eucharist and have had no formal instruction