Faith Formation Overview

 

Below are the Faith Formation Registration forms for Grades K-4 and 5-12.  These are FILLABLE Forms. You can either print these blank forms and fill them in by hand, or you can print them after you have filled them out online.  Contact the Faith Formation Offices at 518 346-4926 x 121 or debp.ff.olqpsm@gmail.com for more information.
 
 

 

 

 

Your child begins having his/her faith formed by you at birth! Formal Religious Education classes (catechesis) begin in Kindergarten and are often a natural extension of Nursery School. The goal of formal Faith Formation classes is “to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and to teach our young people how to live out the Gospel message in their lives”.

 

Registration for formal Religious Education classes begins in March for the following September. After September 1st students are accepted as there is space and catechists available.

 

Children can begin formal Religious Education classes in a variety of entry points. Don’t despair if life’s circumstances are bringing your child to Faith Formation at an older age or your child has had gaps in their Faith Formation studies. This is a very common occurrence and we will work with you and your child’s individual needs.

 

Grades K -4

 

Students in Grade K-4 attend one hour weekly sessions that typically begin the end of September and end in early April, excluding holidays and school days off. Homeschooling is also available for Kindergarten and grades 3 and 4.

 

For the safety of our children, class schedules are not posted online. Class schedules are mailed home after Labor Day or at the time a child enters the program if not registered by September 1st.

 

The Faith Formation Program uses the ‘Blest Are We’ Series published by RCL Benziger.

 

At the top of this page is the printable Faith Formation Registration Form for Grades K-4. Contact the Faith Formation Offices at 518 346-4926 ext. 121 or debp.ff.olqpsm@gmail.com for more information.

K-4
5-12

Grades 5-8

 

Students in Grade 5-8 attend two hour and 15 minute sessions generally on Sunday nights approximately once a month. Sessions typically begin in September and end in May. Homeschooling is available for Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.

 

For the safety of our children, class schedules are not posted online. Class schedules are mailed home after Labor Day or at the time a child enters the program if not registered by September 1st. Reminder emails are sent the Monday prior to class, so it is important that your email address is on file.

 

The Middle School Youth Ministry Program uses the Scripture Walk Series published by St. Mary’s Press. The goal of Scripture Walk is to study the Bible consistent with Catholic scriptural interpretation and to put these teachings into action. These are active sessions, and are followed with pizza, soda, and fun (Community Life component. See more on the next page titled Youth Ministry.)

 

At the top of this page is the printable Youth Ministry Registration Form for Grades 5-12. Contact the Faith Formation Offices at 518 346-4926 ext. 121 or  debp.ff.olqpsm@gmail.com for more information.

 

Grades 9 and up

 

Students in Grade 9-12 attend two hour and 15 minute sessions generally on Sunday nights approximately once a month. Sessions typically begin in September and end in April.

 

For the safety of our children, class schedules are not posted online. Class schedules are mailed home after Labor Day or at the time a child enters the program if not registered by September 1st. Reminder emails are sent the Monday prior to class, so it is important that your email address is on file.

 

The High School Youth Ministry Program uses The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, published by St Mary;s Press.   This is a 2 year series covering the basics of our Catholic faith. In addition we rotate classes with speakers on relevant topics.

 

At the top of this page is the printable Youth Ministry Registration Form for Grades 5-12. Contact the Faith Formation Offices at 518 346-4926 ext. 121 or debp.ff.olqpsm@gmail.com for more information.

 

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