Welcome to Children's Faith Formation
On Site – Classes are held at the church on Sundays from 11:15-12:45 for 1-8 and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 for K – 5th graders. On Wednesdays at this same time, class is offered for our Pre-K 4 year olds. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 classes are held for 1st – 8th graders.
Home Sites – Classes for Pre-K 4 yr olds through 8th grades are held in the homes of parishioners on a day and time that is convenient for their schedule.
Family Program – Students are required to study the chapter with their parent and to complete the reviews in the text and submit them to the Faith Formation Office.
Children with Special Needs – We work with the parents/guardians of children with special needs to mainstream into our On-site, Home-Site and Family program options to the extent possible based upon the needed support structure as well as the abilities of our volunteer catechetical staff. Specific questions as to individual needs should be discussed with the Faith Formation staff.
A little about Faith Formation at St. Richard Parish
Weekly faith formation sessions normally run from September through April. The program is designed for 4-year olds through 8th graders. The curriculum and activities are designed to insure diocesan catechetical guidelines are met for each age/grade level. Three different types of classes are offered, but all follow the same curriculum and required attendance at certain additional activities. These activities throughout the catechetical year are designed to promote fellowship and a sense of community with all of our families involved in the program. Classes for on site and home sites are staffed by volunteers who function as teachers and aides, or co-teachers., while the Family Program is taught by the child’s parent.
Christian Initiation of Children (C.I.C.)
This is a process designed to prepare children and teenagers who, for different reasons, have not received the sacraments in the traditional manner. We will tailor a program to help your child to receive the sacraments of our faith and grow in understanding and love of the Lord.
Reconciliation and Eucharist for Youth
Children normally receive first Reconciliation and first Eucharist in the spring of the second grade. For further information, please contact the Faith Formation Office. Adults receive these Sacraments at the Easter Vigil in accordance with the RCIA process.
Youth are confirmed in the fall of the Ninth Grade. For further information, please contact the Faith Formation Office. Adults are confirmed at the Easter Vigil in accordance with the RCIA process.