FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM – ABOUT
Faith Formation is designed to enable opportunities for children and adults to grown in their knowledge of God and the Catholic Faith. We prepare for and celebrate the sacraments, as well as liturgy, service, prayer, scripture and the lives of the saints along with art and music activities. our focus is learning our faith as we life it, in the midst of a celebrating community that proclaims Jesus’ message in Word and Action.
Number of students: 71
Number of volunteers: 20 (catechists & subs)
First Reconciliation: January
First Eucharist: May
FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM – REGISTRATION
Please click here for a 2016-17 enrollment form.
Many volunteers give generously of their time and talent to pass the faith onto our children. All our teachers are required to be VIRTUS trained to help ensure the safety of our children. More volunteers are always welcome to teach or aid in other ways. The Application for Volunteer Service is available on the drop-down menu.
FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM – 2016-2017 CLASS SCHEDULES:
Faith Formation Program classes begin in mid-October and end in early May with an Ice Cream Social. The Faith Formation Schedules is below.
FAITH FORMATION AT MOST HOLY ROSARY CHURCH
The parish community of Most Holy Rosary is committed to a faith formation program that will enable each child to grow in faith and relationship with Jesus. Our programs meet and follow the official statement on Catechetics of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Our curriculum is designed to follow a sequential pattern of faith and moral development and is structured on sound theological principles in accordance with the National Catechetical Directory. Classes for all grade levels consist of class time, service opportunities and exposure to some traditional Catholic devotions such as the Stations of the Cross and the Living Rosary. We encourage parents/guardians to take an active role in their children’s religious growth. Faith is God’s gift, but the nurturing of that gift goes on mainly in the day-to-day living of family life. Our goal is to help children develop into faithful Catholic adults.
FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST EUCHARIST
Direct preparation for these sacraments is done in the second grade after a child has attended at least one year of Faith Formation classes. Children prepare for and receive First Reconciliation in January. They begin classes for First Eucharist in January and receive this sacrament in May.
CONFIRMATION I & II
Classes for grades 9 and 10 are 10:45 – 11:45 on Sundays in the Church. Confirmation in the Diocese of Syracuse is generally received in Grade 10. This program consists of classes, a retreat, and service. The sacrament is usually conferred in March.
The Director of Faith Formation is Jim Tokos. He can be contacted at 862-3216 or via email at
2016-2017 Faith Formation Program Schedule
OCTOBER 16, 2016 THROUGH MAY 7, 2017
Kindergarten – Confirmation II
10:45 – 11:45 AM
October: 16, 23 & 30
November: 13 & 20
December: 11 & 18
January: 22 & 29
February: 12 & 26
March: 5, 12, 19 & 26
April: 2, 9 & 30
Ice Cream Social
October 28: Halloween Parade and Trunk & Treat – 6:00 PM
November 6: Youth Ministry Family Fun during the K of C Pancake Breakfast – 10:45-11:45 AM
November 12: Grade 7 & Up – Field Trip & Mass at the Cathedral
November 26: Advent Wreath Social
December 4: Youth Ministry Family Fun during the K of C Pancake Breakfast – 10:45-11:45 AM
December: Christmas Caroling – TBA
January 8: Youth Ministry Family Fun during the K of C Pancake Breakfast – 10:45-11:45 AM
January: Confirmation Retreat – TBA
January 29: First Reconciliation – 10:45 AM
February 5: Youth Ministry Family Fun during the K of C Pancake Breakfast – 10:45-11:45 AM
February 26: Chicken & Biscuit Youth Fundraiser
March 5: Youth Ministry Family Fun during the K of C Pancake Breakfast – 10:45-11:45 AM
March 19: Confirmation Liturgy at Church of the Holy Family – 2:00 PM
Simple Suppers: March 10, 17 & 24 – 6:00 PM
May 7: Ice Cream Social – 10:45 AM
January 29 – First Reconciliation – 10:45 AM
March 19 – Confirmation Liturgy at Church of the Holy Family – 2:00 PM
May 21 – First Eucharist Liturgy – 9:30 AM
* Dates are subject to change. Changes will be published in the weekly bulletin and updated here.