Elementary Faith Formation


An in-person faith formation program will be beginning in mid-January on Sunday mornings between the masses; 9:40 – 10:25 for children kindergarten – 5th grade.

We will be using the same materials that children have been using in the first semester.  We will be Covid compliant with mandatory face masks, social distancing and sanitizers available.  Families are invited to attend the 10:30 mass.  If you are already doing the in-home program, just sign up – no cost.  If you are not presently registered in the faith formation program, just sign up; Cost is $25.

If you have any questions, give Kathy Kovarik a call.

At Home Faith Formation:  There will be a weekly video (which can be seen on the Parish web site) led by Kathy Kovarik. This will be about 15-20 mins. These presentations will center on the Mass and the Sunday gospel reading.  Each family will be given a binder with the readings and with activities to reinforce the message of the Gospel. In addition, there will be fun activities to live out the Gospel.
The children will have opportunities to earn certificates for prizes.
Families will be encouraged to attend Mass in person or participate in the Mass online/television.
Reconciliation and Eucharist Preparation for Children
Families will be working At Home with appropriate materials.  The children's retreat will be led by Kathy Kovarik with COVID safety guidelines in place.  This includes wearing masks, social distancing and limiting numbers per session.  Celebrations will be scheduled at a later date. numbers per session.

Kathy Kovarik is the Pastoral Associate for Elementary Faith Formation.  You can contact her at [email protected]; or at 651-459-4596, ext. 124. 

St Rita's Faith Formation COVID Preparedness Plan Winter/Spring 2021

This is what our program normall looks like:


Parents, you are the first and primary faith formation educators of your children. The parish reinforces what you have begun.  Time and space limitations dictate what can be offered at St. Rita's, but we do try to offer a  variety of programs to accommodate the needs of busy families within our available space.  

Our Children's Faith Formation Program is unique in the number of schedule choices we offer. The summer program focuses on the basics of our faith.  The program during the school year is Lectionary-based and includes celebration of the liturgical seasons.

What is best for your family? Does the school-year faith formation program fit in your family's schedule?  If not, please try out our summer faith formation program.  You have two sessions to choose from, and for 2nd graders, attending summer faith formation fills the requirement for First Eucharist.  Allow your child to experience religious instructions with other Catholic children - you will enjoy the experience too!

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a fun, Bible-based experience for children that takes place each summer. Come and spend some time with us at St. Rita's!

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 all of the fees, please contact Kathy Kovarik for elementary 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.


We have activities for children and families scheduled throughout the year. Information on all our events for children and youth is posted here.