Elementary Formation

2018-2019 Formation Year - Pick One Sunday or Monday - 15 Sessions (about every other week)

Register for this class ($0)

“New Curriculum & Format”

Elementary Formation is offered for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Our NEW program, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, is a liturgically based program which integrates lessons based on the Sunday Gospel readings and the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Prayers, Saints, and other Catholic teachings.

  • Families can easily share in learning because all children are studying lessons based on the Gospel.
  • This program is NOT textbook based making it appealing to young people and easy to use in class and at home.
  • Each student receives a “catechism” handbook called “What the Church Believes and Teaches” that contains church teachings essential to each grade level.
  • There are 3 levels which we will utilize for our Elementary Formation Program:
    • Promise – Kindergarten and Year 1*
      • *Year 1 is considered a first year of Formal Faith Formation to enter into the Sacramental Prep Program.  Children can be in Grade 1 or Grade 2 upon entering this year of Faith Formation. For those who have not had their 1st Sacraments and going into Grade 3, please click here for information on the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) and scroll to the bottom.
    • Good News – Grades 3
    • Venture – Grades 4 & 5
  • Grade Level Prayers to Know – Click Here.
  • Each year the Archdiocese mandates the use of Safety Curriculum which is approved by the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth (OPCY). For more information on the program used at our parish Click Here.
  • 15 Class Sessions, about 2 times per month.  Parents teach their children on the OFF week with provided material.
  • Sundays 9:15am – 10:45am   OR   Mondays 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Parents Involvement includes:
  • Three(3) parent speaker sessions: September 23 or 24, January 13 or 14, and April 28 or 29
  • One(1) 6-week Bible/Book Study out of 2 Topics offered (Can attend both). Times and dates coincide with Elementary Formation classes. Topics for studies will be announced at our first Speaker/Parent Session.

Specific dates will be listed in the 2018-2019 Formation Calendar.

For questions about the Elementary Formation classes, please contact Tammy Molitor at (763) 753-2011 or tjmolitor@st-patricks.org