“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you. And know that I am with you always, until the end of time.”Matthew 28:19-20
The Faith Formation Programs of Assumption Parish express the faith of the community and assist the community in fulfilling the catechetical mission of the Church as it seeks to proclaim the Good News of Jesus and foster mature faith in its members: children, youth and adults.
Faith Formation Classes offered for School Year 23/24
Even though the formal Faith Formation programs usually begins in September, we recognize that in your families, there has not been a break in faith formation. All we do in raising our children to be good moral adults is “faith formation.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#1656) refers to the domestic church in this way: “In the home, Christian parents cultivate for themselves and their children a spiritual life directed towards loving God and loving others. The home becomes the base for Catholic culture where faith and love of God is central and its primary principle. The practice of virtue and self-giving to each other in daily family life becomes the school for love of neighbor. The family seeks the Holy Spirit to sanctify family relationships, to direct home life, and to share God’s love to others outside of the home.”
See below for our Faith Formation programs on offer for the 23/24 school year. Registration for all programs is offered on a first come, first served basis. Contact the parish office for more information!
Preschool and Kindergarten
Preschool and Kindergarten have 2 options for Faith Formation:
- Sunday mornings 11:00AM-Noon
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Wednesday evening, 5:00-6:30 PM
Sacramental Prep for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion begins in First Grade and the Sacraments normally takes place in the Second grade. Weekly commitment in the First and Second Grade is part of the process.
Faith formation classes for grades 1-7 are offered on Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 PM.
Confirmation (Grade 8)
Confirmation normally takes place in the 8th grade and a weekly commitment in the 7th and 8th grade is part of the preparation process. Confirmation class is offered on Sunday evenings, 6:30-8:00 PM . If you are in high school and have not yet been confirmed, call Mrs. Sokolowski 361-5126 x257.
Junior High Youth Ministry
Junior High Youth Ministry takes place on Sunday evenings, 6:30-8:00 PM for all 6th-8th graders of the parish whether they go to school or are in the Faith Formation Program.
High School Youth Ministry
High School Youth Ministry takes place on Sunday evenings 6:30-8:00 PM. This is open to all youth no matter the school they attend. They do not need to be parishioners either.
Special Needs, Special Situations, and Disabilities
We would like to assist you, the parent, in whatever ways we can to support the faith formation of your child/youth. Your child’s special needs/circumstances will be individually determined working with you. Call 616-361-5126 x257 for more information.