Elementary Formation

2020-2021 Formation Year - Pick One Sunday or Monday - 15 Sessions (about every other week)



Our Elementary Formation program is offered for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. 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 containing essential church teachings per curriculum level, called “What the Church Believes and Teaches”.
  • 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 2 & 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.
  • Childcare is offered Elementary Formation sessions.
  • PDF of the 2019-2020 UPDATED Summer Calendar – 2019-2020 Youth Formation Calendar_June, July, August
  • 2020-2021 Policy & Procedure Booklet – Click Here
  • 2020-2021 Schedule Below:  15 Class Sessions, about 2 times per month.  Parents teach their children on the OFF week with provided material.
(ALL DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
SUNDAYS 10:15am – 11:45 am MONDAYS 6:00pm-7:30pm SESSION INFO
1 October 4 October 5 Orientation/Meet your Teachers
2 October 18 October 19 Regular Session
3 November 1 November 2 Regular Session

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November 15-No SacPrep Class at Regular Time

All SacPrep Families Parent/Child Reconciliation Day Retreat

November 16-No SacPrep Class at Regular Time Regular Session
5 November 29 November 30 Regular Session
Sacramental Class ONLY December 6 December 6 Sacrament of 1st Reconciliation 2:30pm
6 December 13 December 14 Regular Session
7 January 10 January 11 Safety Presentation
8 January 24 January 25 Regular Session
9 February 7 February 8 Regular Session
10 February 21 February 22 Regular Session
11 March 7 March 8 Regular Session
12 March 21 March 22 Regular Session
13 April 18

No SacPrep Class

All SacPrep Families Parent/Child 1st Communion Day Retreat

April 19

No SacPrep Class

Regular Session
April 24 April 26 1st Communions
14 May 2 May 3 Final Session

Parents Involvement:  Empower Sessions offered one time per month, attend at least 2 of these powerful sessions designed to equip you with positive ways to raise your child in our Catholic faith.

For questions about the Elementary Formation classes, please contact Tammy Molitor at (763) 753-2011 ext. 109 or tjmolitor@st-patricks.org