Faith Formation Overview

Loren Procaccini
Director of Youth and Family Ministry
203.869-5421, press 201

Nancy O'Connell
Secretary
203.869-5421, press 207

 

For more information, please email: reledstmichael@gmail.com

Our Mission


To support the parents of the Parish in helping their children grow in their understanding of our faith and deepen their relationship with our Lord, by encouraging them to participate actively in the celebration of the Eucharist and the life of the Parish and to take seriously the study of Scripture and sound Catholic doctrine.

Family Faith Formation

  • Parents and children receive monthly lessons in the Parish. Families work together at home for the remainder of the month. The program puts emphasis on the role of parents as the primary educators of the faith and is designed for grades 1-6.

The Family Faith Formation Program provides the two-year required preparation for First Penance and Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Confirmation Preparation: Levels 1 & 2 (normally 7th and 8th grades)

  • Candidates meet about twice a month for lessons, also completing the Faith and Life online series at home. Classes are followed by the celebration of the Holy Mass. Immediately before receiving Confirmation in the fall (normally 9th grade), the candidates prepare by attending 3 sessions in which they review key concepts of the faith and participate in a retreat to allow them to reflect on how to live out the commitment they make to Christ in Confirmation.

Our religious education program has a spiral approach in which learning builds upon previous years of experience and knowledge. Therefore, if a child has missed one or more years of religious instruction the child might be placed in a lower grade level. This placement may depend on formal, written assessments given by the office and the evaluation of the particular circumstances of the child.

In addition to the Faith Formation program, our office supports the Parish community by encouraging the active participation of our families in the life of the Church in the celebration of the Holy Mass, other liturgies, and devotions; other faith formation activities; parish events; and community service projects.

 
Download the Faith Formation Policies and Guidelines. Click Here.
 
Visit the Family Formation page here!


To pay for tuition through Online Giving, click here and choose Religious Education in the dropdown.