Faith Formation

Important Announcement

Bishop Ricken has granted Fr. Mike Ingold delegation to administer the sacrament of Confirmation at our parishes. Confirmation Masses will be held on Saturday, December 5, 1:00pm, at St. Mary and on Saturday, December 12, 1:00pm at St. Francis Xavier.

Reverent of the continued directives on social distancing and max capacities, each Mass is limited to 30 Confirmands plus 6 guests total, including parent(s) and the sponsor.

 

Our Faith Formation (Religious Education) program is a reverent and engaging instructional program that is offered to children in the parish from Pre-School to Grade 11 who attend a non-Catholic school. Integrating the students from both St. Mary and St. Francis Xavier Parishes, the program’s purpose is to nourish young people in the understanding of their faith and give them the tools they need to have a working knowledge of the faith and the beliefs of Catholicism.

Our program is designed to bring the traditional prayers of the Church, scripture and Catholic doctrine to your child. The curriculum for each grade is content-filled and embraces the standard classroom structure of teacher and students. We are in strict compliance with the guidelines of the Diocese of Green Bay concerning curriculum, sacramental preparation and safe environment.

It is our honor and privilege to guide your children in their spiritual education through Catholic teaching.

FAITH FORMATION UPDATES

Please see the latest issue of the our bulletin for Faith Formation updates. For questions, please contact Theo Orlando or Jane Charnetski.

FAITH FORMATION CALENDAR   |   REGISTRATION   |   FAITH FORMATION FAQs

GRADES PS-2

In-person classes for Pre-school, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-2 will be held on Sundays, from October 11, 2020 – March 21, 2021, 9:45-11:00am. These classes will be parent-led, catechist-managed. Virtual learning offers flexibility for parents and students within the established weekly expectations and the academic calendar established for the 2020-2021 Faith Formation school year.

Pre-school and Kindergarten students learn about God and self through stories, songs, and hands-on class activities. Grade 1 follows the Diocesan curriculum, which provides an elementary understanding of God, Jesus, and the created world in which we live. Instruction in Grade 2 is primarily focused on preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist through First Reconciliation and First Communion. A fee of $55 covers the cost of instructional materials for preparation for the sacraments for Notre Dame School students.

GRADES 3-4

In-person classes for Grades 3-4 will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from October 20, 2020 – March 24, 2021, 5:30-7:00pm. Parents and students can choose which night they want to attend. Grade 3 classes will be parent-led, catechist-managed; Grade 4 classes with be catechist-led, parent-managed. Virtual learning offers flexibility for parents and students within the established weekly expectations and the academic calendar established for the 2020-2021 Faith Formation school year.

Classes for Grades 3 – 4 are based on the diocese curriculum. There is special attention paid to learning the Catholic prayers, church etiquette, and the mystery of the Holy Trinity in 3rd grade. 4th grade focuses on the 10 Commandments, the gift of free will, and conscious formation. 4th graders are encouraged to attend Altar Server Training and sign up to serve at weekend Masses. Both grades work to develop their relationship with Jesus through prayer. Opportunities to celebrate the Mass and Reconciliation are also offered.

GRADES 5-6

In-person classes for Grades 5-6 will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from October 20, 2020 – March 24, 2021, 5:30-7:00pm. Parents and students can choose which night they want to attend. These classes with be catechist-led, parent-managed. Virtual learning offers flexibility for parents and students within the established weekly expectations and the academic calendar established for the 2020-2021 Faith Formation school year.

GRADES 7-10

In-person classes for Grades 7-10 will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from October 20, 2020 – March 24, 2021, 5:30-7:00pm. Parents and students can choose which night they want to attend. These classes with be catechist-led, parent-managed. Virtual learning offers flexibility for parents and students within the established weekly expectations and the academic calendar established for the 2020-2021 Faith Formation school year.

 

GRADE 11 – Confirmation

In-person classes will be held on Sundays, from January 17 – March 21, 2021. Virtual learning offers flexibility for parents and students within the established weekly expectations and the academic calendar established for the 2020-2021 Faith Formation school year.