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Faith Formation for Children
Let the children come to me (Mathew 10:14)
Liturgy of the Word for Children
Available September through early May. Preschoolers and Kindergartners are welcome to hear the Liturgy of the Word at their level during Mass. Look for the Catechist to lead the children out of Mass immediately after the introductory Rite (before the Lector begins reading). Children will return to Mass after the Homily.
Faith Formation for Grades Kindergarten through 7th
Sunday Morning 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Children can learn about their Catholic Faith and how it applies to their day to day life.
Faith Formation/Confirmation Grades 8th through 12th
Faith formation for high school aged youth still seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation is provided through our Holy Cross Youth Ministry. It is required that each teen completes 2 consecutive years of Faith Formation immediately preceding their participation in our Confirmation Program. The link to Confirmation registration forms is below – once these forms are completed they can be mailed or turned into our main office. Please contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Denys Davis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-497-1408 (text or phone) with questions.
Youth Ministry High School Youth Group Grades 9th through 12th
Our Youth Ministry provides High School Youth Group activities to meet our teens spiritual, social and service needs during their high school years. We use the Lifeteen program to help teach Catholic basics, apologetics and social justice throughout the calendar year (not just during school year months!). This program does not have any attendance requirements – you and your teen participate in the things that suit your needs and schedule. High School Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings in the upstairs portion of the Brisson House, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Please see the Youth Ministry page for more information or contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Denys Davis, at email@example.com or 336-497-1408 (text or phone).
Celebrating the Sacraments
First Penance (Reconciliation)
is traditionally celebrated in second grade. One full year of Faith Formation must be completed before First Penance.
First Eucharist (Communion)
is traditionally received at the end of second grade. Two consecutive years of Faith Formation are required before the reception of First Eucharist. All candidates in the Parish Faith Formation, Catholic School or Home Schooled must participate in the sacramental preparation before receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist. Parent Orientation is in September.
Confirmation Grades 8th through 12th
The Sacrament of Confirmation is traditionally received at or around age 14 but may be received anytime from 8th through 12th grades directly through our Youth Ministry. Requirements for our Confirmation program include at least two consecutive years of Faith Formation immediately preceding their participation in our Confirmation Program. Our Confirmation class schedule runs during the traditional school year months and a schedule will be sent to you upon completion of your registration. The link to Confirmation registration forms is below – once these forms are completed they can be mailed or turned into our main office. Please contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Denys Davis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-497-1408 (text or phone) with questions..
If you already graduated high school and are seeking this Sacrament, please see the Adult Faith Formation information section below.
Adult Faith Formation
Are you someone baptized in another faith but interested in becoming Catholic?
Are you someone who has never been baptized?
Were you baptized as a Catholic, but never received your First Communion or Confirmation?
If you answer yes to any of the above, INQUIRY may be right for you. Offered year round, Inquiry allows you to seek answers to the questions you may be asking about the Church and the Sacraments. For information, call Marie Kinney at 996-5109, Extension 21 or
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Confirmation for Adults
Did you miss your Confirmation as a youth? It’s not too late to be Confirmed. Adult classes for Confirmation will be held in March & April. Contact Marie Kinney at 996-5109, Extension 21 or
Catholic Scripture Study for Adults
Wednesday Mornings September through May
9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the St. Jane’s House
Monday Evenings September through May
6:00 till 7:30 p.m. at the St. Jane's House
Small Faith Communities
Dinner with Friends
We gather once a month for a meal in someone's home (4-5 couples or singles). Host house provides the main course and other members provide the sides.
Contact: Steve Hatch 918-2831
Meets the first and third Monday of every month Contact Martha Schaefer 784-7409
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