Elementary Faith Formation


Sign your children up for Faith Formation at St Rita's!

We look forwards to helping your family pass down our rich Catholic faith.  Classes begin this Fall.  Registration is due by Sept 7th.  Contact Kathy Kovarik or Elizabeth Trksak if you have any questions.  651-459-4596.


Families are 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.  Celebrations will be scheduled at a later date.

Kathy Kovarik is the Pastoral Associate for Elementary Faith Formation.  You can contact her at [email protected]; or at 651-459-4596, ext. 1124. 

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.