All classes for these grade levels are held in our Pastoral Center or will be virtual this year.
Classes are held Sunday Morning 9:00-10:15 a.m. & Monday, and Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-5:00 p.m., September through April. Students must attend a Grade 1 program before entering into the immediate preparation programs for sacraments in Grade 2.
Sacrament Programs—Grade 2
Students usually celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in January and First Eucharist in April/May. In order to understand and share in the preparation their children are receiving, parents are asked to attend one meeting in the fall and one in the winter.
Middle School Program—Grades 7 & 8
The aim of our Middle School program is to serve as a pre-Confirmation program, providing the students with a solid foundation in our Roman Catholic faith through prayer, study and service. A thematic approach is used in these grade levels. The texts promote dynamic, age-appropriate faith learning and life applications for our young adolescents. We endeavor to encourage our youth to rely on their faith as they navigate the changes and challenges of life today.
Confirmation Program—Grades 9 & 10
This program encompasses faith formation classes for public, private and Catholic high school students in preparation for Confirmation towards the end of the second year. Following the guidelines of the Diocese of Providence our program contains:
· Regular meetings of formal class time
· Days/evenings of recollection and retreats, some with sponsors present
· Stewardship in Action: Action-Reflection Service Activities in the church and secular community
All three aspects of the program are aimed at nurturing the faith of our young disciples and invites them into a deeper initiation into the life of the church as witnessed in our faith community.