Faith Formation

Deepening Discipleship



It is that time of year again when you sign your children up for Faith Formation classes for 2017 – 2018!


  Click the button on the right to get to the registration forms.  Any questions please call Kathy Kuntz (SVP & SC) at 294-3085 or Anna Steele  (SMA) 294-3065.




Lifelong Faith Formation


In line with our cluster mission statement, we offer a variety of options to encourage "lifelong faith formation for spiritual growth."  We are working as a team, comprised of staff and volunteers to help form disciples.



Children's Faith Formation Options

Catholic children not attending a Catholic school are required to participate in a parish faith formation program during grades K - 8 in order to support parents' efforts to nurture faith and Christian morals and values as promised when children are baptized. In our cluster, we work hard to provide Catholic families tools and opportunities to strengthen both faith and family life within our community.

See Diocesan Homelinks Program, Strong Catholic Families, Children's Page.

  • St Columba offers Wednesday evening school year classes for Grades K-8 and Sunday morning Program during 9am Mass for PreK-1.
  • St Mary of the Assumption utilizes an intensive summer program for grades K-8 with monthly sessions throughout the school year.  We are looking to offer PreK at St Mary depending on need and volunteer availability.
  • St Vincent offers weekly school year classes for Grades PreK-6.
  • All sites offer a Family Based/Home Study option that includes monthly session at the parish.



St Columba

St Mary

St Vincent



Children's Liturgy of the Word

at the 9 am Mass


Children's Liturgy of the Word

at 11 am Mass

During 10am Mass Sep-June

(Ages 3-5, potty trained) 


Children's Liturgy of the Word

at the 10 am Mass







Mondays 6:30 -7:30 



(K-5) Summer Intensive Weeklong July 30- Aug 3, 2017

Sunday 12-2
Monday- Thursday 9-3

(Parents join us for Sunday)

And monthly Sept – May

Sunday 9:00-10:45 




(1-5) Tuesday 4:30-5:45pm




Junior High



(6-8) Mondays 6:30-7:30 



(6-8) Summer Intensive Weeklong July 30 - Aug 3, 2017

Sunday 12-2
Monday - Thursday 9-3

(Parents join us for Sunday)

And monthly Sept - May

 Sunday 9:00-10:45 






Youth Ministry

  Group meets on Sunday evenings. See the bulletin for specific times and locations.
Contact Sean & Kate Esposito with any questions.





Home Study – Parents and children work at home with text, gather monthly with other families for meal, prayer/faith sharing and enrichment session. 


3rd Sunday at St Mary 9:15 - 10:45 am




Teen Faith Formation

Teens are encouraged to participate in our Youth Ministry which includes a variety of activities to help form them as mature disciples in the faith.  Programs are designed mindful of the particular needs and gifts of adolesccents and cover the many components of formation:

  • Advocacy
  • Catechesis
  • Community Life
  • Evangelization
  • Justice and Service
  • Leadership Development
  • Pastoral Care
  • Prayer and Worship

There are local, diocesan and national opportunities and some activities are targeted for Senior High and others are open to Middle School.




Sacramental Preparation

To prepare to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation contact the Faith Formation staff.  Preparation sessions are in addition to participation in parish Faith Formation programs and/or enrollment in a Diocesan Catholic school.

For teens or adults receiving these sacraments for the first time see info about RCIA and contact Fr. John Hayes.

For Baptismal preparation contact Deacon Matt Dudek.

For Marriage preparation contact Fr John Hayes.

Click here for Diocesan Guidelines for Sacramental Preparation. 




Lifelong Faith Formation

Our parishes offer a variety of ongoing learning opportunities for adults.  We have Bible Studies and Lenten retreats.  See calendar for schedules and Ministries page for more information.

Online resources

Busted - Young adult friendly blogs, podcasts and videos

Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Ignite your faith series




Family Life

Our parishes have access to wonderful resources through the Diocese of Rochester Homelinks.  See a faith formation staff person for the access code.

Strong Catholic Families

Camp Koinonia Family Camp

Sign up now for Summer 2016 - some weeks fill fast




For Your Marriage - The Bishops Speak on Marriage






Faith Formation Schedule

Youth Ministry Schedules


Newsletters (Bulletin Insert)

Safe Environment

Youth Events