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Faith Formation


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 5th

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 Registration Form


Middle School/EDGE Youth Group for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders

For all pre-teens and teens in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, Catholic religious education is a requirement as it is the pathway to the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our EDGE Middle School Ministry provides a safe, fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.


8th grade students that have been in Faith Formation for their K-7 classes will also be completing their Sacrament of Confirmation preparation during their 8th grade year. We use the program Chosen by Ascension Press and present this material through 4 half-day retreats later in the school year.


To begin registration for our Middle School program – please download the Youth Ministry registration packet and complete all the requested information.  For next steps, reach out to our Youth Minister, Denys Davis at 336-497-1408 or



High School Youth Group for 9th – 12th Grade Students

Our Youth Group program is open to all teens in 9th-12th grade who have completed their Rites of Initiation with the Catholic Church (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation). Using the Life Teen program, we lead teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. Our program offers year-round weekly meetings; service opportunities at both, Holy Cross Church and in our local community; Catholic retreats; and summer camp!


To get your teen started in our High School Youth Group, please complete this registration packet and contact our Youth Minister, Denys Davis, at 336-497-1408 or


Sacraments for Teens - Catholic Foundations Program

If your teen needs any of the Catholic Rites of Initiation – Baptism, First Communion, or Confirmation – and has not attended a yearly Faith Formation program, our Catholic Foundations classes have been created just for them! In this program, we work with all teens to learn their Catholic faith at a pace that suits them while moving forward to the Sacraments. Our program uses the YOUCAT materials for weekly group discussions.


To get your teen started in our Catholic Foundations Program, please complete this registration packet and contact our Youth Minister, Denys Davis, at 336-497-1408 or


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.

                          Application for First Reconciliation & Eucharist

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


Senior Coffee

Meets the first and third Monday of every month Contact Martha Schaefer 784-7409

Sunday Adult Faith Sharing Opportunities - Website


Parish Mission Statement

Redeemed and united by Christ's love, we take up the Cross to make Jesus known, loved and served.
In support of this mission, Holy Cross Catholic Church strives to: 

                * Worship God with joy and devotion;

                * Deepen our faith to be a reflection of Christ through discipleship and service to others;

Strengthened by his body and blood we become the body of Christ.Come worship, grow and serve with us.