Religious Education Program for Children
Faith First is our faith education program for children. A team of volunteer catechists deliver a program that guides the children into a deeper understanding of the basics of our faith using age-appropriate activities throughout the six-year program.
Children start the program when they begin first grade, which is usually around age six. Older children are welcome to join the program too–no matter where they are on their faith journey.
What we do:
- Help children develop a lifelong, personal friendship with Jesus
- Help parents fulfill their promise made at Baptism to raise their children in the Catholic Faith.
Attendance at Mass
We believe that practicing the faith at home and regular Mass attendance is essential for children to develop an active faith and to connect what they learn in class to their daily lives.
Families should attend Sunday Mass regularly. Our usual mass times are Saturdays at 4:30PM and Sundays at 9AM and 11AM. Pick whichever time works best for your family’s schedule and if none of these times are good go to another Catholic parish if their mass times or location is more convenient. The important thing is to make going to Mass a regular part of your weekly routine.
Preparation for The
We help the children prepare for their sacraments of initiation. First Communion is celebrated at the end of level three and Confirmation at the end of level six.
“The whole power of the sacrament of Penance consists in restoring us to God’s grace and joining us with him in an intimate friendship.” (CCC 1468)
“In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: ‘Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.’” (CCC 1327)
“By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.” (CCC 1285)
— Registration for 2021-22 —
Registration Opens March 1, 2021
Our faith education program is open to parishioners and non-parishioners.
A registration fee of $100 per child to a maximum of $200 per family applies. However, finances should never come in the way of a child’s participation in our faith education program–if you need assistance with the program fees, please call the faith first office to discuss.