Faith Formation Class Information
WELCOME TO THE FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM AT MARY IMMACULATE
We look forward to partnering with you as your child grows in knowledge and faith.
Classes will begin the week of September 23rd.
We have 3 class options available to most levels.*
Home-Taught: In this option, parents are the primary catechists. All materials and on-going support by the Faith Formation staff are available to parents who choose this option. Your child will be required to complete and hand in regularly scheduled assessments. There will be four mandatory meetings for children and their parents which will expand upon what they have learned at home and to answer any questions you may have. Here at Mary Immaculate, all Level 1 students are home-taught.
Family Catechesis: In this option, families come to class together once every five weeks. In between these formal sessions, the parents will home teach their child, and children are required to complete ongoing on-line assessments. Every 5th Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm, parents and children will gather at the Large Church. At these sessions, we will spend the first 10 to 15 minutes in prayer together. The children will then go to their age-appropriate levels with a catechist. Parents will stay for a short class and then rejoin the children for Evening Prayer. This gives parents and children a chance to share faith, learn something new about their faith, and have quality time to pray together.
In Class: This is the most commonly chosen option. Children will meet with a catechist and grow in knowledge and faith through the year.
*As noted above, all Level 1 students are home-taught. Levels 2 and 8 are not home-taught nor do they utilize the Family Catechesis option due to the depth and details of teaching during sacramental years. If this is a problem for you, please speak with Fran Bursztyn as soon as possible.
Level 1: Home Taught
Level 2: Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Level 3: Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Level 4: Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Levels 5 and 6: Mondays 4:45 to 5:45 pm Please note that this is a change from last year's schedule
Level 7: Mondays 7:00 to 8:20 pm
Level 8: Mondays 7:20 to 8:20 pm
Fees for Faith Formation are $95 for one child; $175 for two or more children. In addition, there is an additional fee for children making their first Holy Communion and those receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.
You can include a check with your registration form or use a credit card on our website. Registrations are not accepted without payment.
If you are experiencing a financial hardship, please contact Fran, our Faith Formation Coordinator, to discuss payment options.
We look forward to partnering with you as we journey in faith.