Elementary Faith Formation
Sign your children up for Faith Formation at St Rita's!
ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION
Kindergarten through Grade 5
Parents, you are the first and primary faith formation educators of your children. The parish reinforces what you have begun. We look forward to helping your family share our rich Catholic faith with your children. We focus on the life, mission and saving work of Jesus Christ. This lays a foundation for a personal relationship with Jesus who leads us to the Father and calls us to share the Good News as His disciples. Families are encouraged to attend Mass in addition to bringing their children to Faith Formation classes.
We are currently using the curriculum "We Believe" which is published by Sadlier. The curriculum is rooted in Scripture, faithful to the Traditions of the Catholic Church, and is centered on the Person of Christ as it invites the children into relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
If you have any questions about the Elementary Faith Formation Program, please contact:
Elementary Faith Formation Coordinator
[email protected]; or at 651-459-4596, ext. 1124
2023-2024 Program Year Registration
All elementary classes for the 2023-2024 program year will be held on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
If this class time does not work with your family's needs, please contact Kathy Raible to discuss Home School options.
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Registration is due by September 10. Classes begin September 27 at 4:30 pm.
We know that participating in any of these programs could be a financial burden for your family. If you would like your child to participate but are unable to pay for part or the entire fee, please contact Kathy Raible for elmentary age programs. Your confidentiality will be respected. We hope you will not let the cost prevent your child from being part of faith formation programs.
St. Rita's is looking for volunteers for Faith Formation this year! Please consider being a volunteer in our Faith Formation programs.
Volunteer catechists are fully supported with training, catechist manuals and the assistance of the coordinator. Many catechists discover their own faith growing and deepening as they share their faith with the children of this parish.
If you don't feel that you can commit to teaching on a weekly basis, please consider volunteering as a hall monitor, a catechist substitute or a classroom helper!
Please contact Kathy Raible if you are interested or have any further questions.
First Reconciliation Preparation for Children
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (or Penance) is usually received for the first time when a child is in Grade 2. The children prepare for it at the weekly classes (Wednesdays at 4:30 pm) and special sessions held for the child and parent during the fall of the program year. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated in December at the Parish Penance service. For more information about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please go to the Pastoral Care tab located on the front page of this website and click on "Sacraments".
PLEASE NOTE: A child must prepare for and receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation BEFORE participating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.
First Holy Communion Preparation for Children
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is usually received for the first time when a child is in Grade 2. The children prepare for it at the weekly classes (Wednesdays at 4:30 pm) and special sessions are held for the child and parent during the winter and spring of the program year. The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is celebrated in May. For more information about the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, please go to the Pastoral Care tab located on the front page of this website and click on "Sacraments".
PLEASE NOTE: A child must prepare for and receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation BEFORE participating in the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a fun, Bible-based experience for children and it will return in Summer of 2024! More information will be available This winter.