K – 12 Formation

Whether you just moved in from another city or you are registering  for the first time, we are glad you are interested in Faith Formation at St. Mary’s! We strive to offer quality religious education that provides faith formation for your children, as well as the opportunity to pray together and form community with other members of our parish. Faith Formation at St. Mary’s is an excellent, comprehensive program in Catechesis, designed to help  meet the spiritual needs of your family.

Two sessions in children’s classes are offered each Wednesday evening, September –April for grades K through 8.

5:30pm to 6:30pm – K – 8th Grades
7:00pm to 8:00pm – 1st – 8th Grades
7:00pm to 8:45pm – Youth Group 9th – 12th Grades

SACRAMENTAL PREP BAPTISM INFORMATION:

If you are a new member of St. Mary of Nazareth, please submit copies of baptismal certificates for each child with the completed registration form.

At St. Mary of Nazareth, Sacramental Prep for First Reconciliation and First Communion is the focus of Catechesis in Second Grade. If you have a child entering 1st grade, make sure you register them.  Without 1stgrade prep, your child will not be able to make their First Reconciliation & First Communion in 2nd grade.   In addition to class time, this includes a First Reconciliation Workshop in January and Jesus Day in the spring, as well as ways for you to focus on the Sacraments as a family.

CONFIRMATION – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Confirmation Prep is a three year commitment beginning in 8th grade.

  • 8th Grade Prep – expected to attend 8th grade class each week on Wednesday.
  • 9th Grade Prep – expected to attend Sunday classes once a month.
  • 10th Grade Prep – expected to attend fall Confirmation Mass

OUT OF SYNC??

If your child happens to be “out of sync” and has not yet received the Sacraments, a simple phone call to the Faith Formation office will help you get started.

VOLUNTEERS

Our children’s Faith Formation & Youth Group programs rely solely on volunteers.

Take a look at the chart on the back of the registration letter to see where we could use your talents.  VIRTUS is an online training program designed to help protect children within a religious organization.  This takes about one hour to complete. 

There are also volunteer opportunities for high school students.  Contact the Faith Formation office or Youth Ministry for more information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Deb Richards, Director – Faith Formation
515-276-7589
debr@stmarysdsm.org

Brody McCarthy, Director – Youth Ministry
515-251-7568
brodym@stmarysdsm.org

Bridget Brass, Assistant – Faith Formation
515-276-7589
bridgetb@stmarysdsm.org

USEFUL DOCUMENTS TO PRINT

2019-2020 Faith Formation Registration Letter

2019-2020 Faith Formation Registration Form