Faith Formation ~ Children

 

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Current News and Events

FAITH FORMATION CLASSES FOR GRADED K-3 HAVE BEEN CANCELED FOR MARCH 3rd  2018.  PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WARM.


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2017 – 2018 Registration Form
 

2017-2018 Faith Formation Calendar 

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Faith Formation

“The future of the world and of the Church passes through the family.”  

Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio  

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We believe that children begin their spiritual journeys at a very early age, and we act in partnership with parents and our worship community to create an engaging, nurturing environment for Christian formation.

“The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute.  The right and duty of parents to educate their children are primordial and inalienable.” CCC 2221

Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years.  This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel.  Family catecheses precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in that faith.  

Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God.  The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catecheses of children and parents.” CCC 2226

Parents are the spiritual leaders of their families and the primary catechists to their children.  They are called to model a vibrant Catholic faith for their children.  The influence of parents on the faith lives of children cannot be denied.

 

 

Faith Formation for Children 2017-2018       

Registration for children in Grades K ,1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 and 6 will take place on an open enrollment basis
through August 1st, 2017. 

Parents registering new students can print a registration form by clicking the link below. 

All new students must provide a copy of a baptism certificate if not baptized at St. Mary’s Church.  

If you have any questions regarding registration please contact Beni Costa-Reedy,  Director, Parish Faith Formation at faithformation@stmarysdartmouth.org or 508-992-7505.

Those families who currently have children enrolled and need a  new or additional registration forms may print the form by clicking on the link below.. 

Forms

2017 – 2018 Faith Formation Registration Forms 

2017 – 2018  Faith Formation Calendar   

Sacramental Preparation 

Please remember that those children who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist are required to participate in a two year program.

 

Registration Fees 2017 – 2018

Before August 15th After August 15th
First Child $60.00 $70.00
Additional Child $20.00 $30.00
Grade 2 – Sacrament Fee        $20.00 $20.00

 

Schedule for Grades K-6

Saturday Classes:

Kindergarten  9:00 am-10:15 am                     
Grade 2  9:00 am – 10:30 am
Grade 1/3  10:45 am -12 noon

Sunday Classes:

Grades 4/5/6  8:30 am – 9:45 am 
Grades 4/5/6 10:00 am – 11:15 am

 
 

Calendar

 

For more information please call 508-992-7505 or email faithformation@stmarysdartmouth.org.

 

Faith Formation Office Hours September 2017 – April 2018

 

Sunday                  
Monday                  
Tuesday                  
Wednesday             
Thursday                
Friday                     
Saturday                

8:00 am to 2:00 pm (when Faith Formation in Session)
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Closed
Closed
8:00 am to 2:00 pm (when Faith Formation in Session) 

 

 

Please call ahead if you need an appointment as the hours may change according to the needs of the
Faith Formation Office for St. Mary Church.

Please feel free to call and leave a message at any time.