Traditional Faith Formation

The Traditional Faith Formation Program at Annunciation Catholic Church is designed as a traditional in-class experience for those children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The program is an integrated curriculum that consists of the Catholic Catechism, Scripture, and Liturgical Experiences. Children are taught the tenets of the Roman Catholic faith and explore the many traditions of our faith during their weekly classes. Children begin preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the 1st Grade and continue to grow in their faith and prepare for Confirmation through the 8th grade.

Program Requirements:
• You must be a registered Parishioner at Annunciation Catholic Church
• You must have regular Mass attendance and active in our Parish Community
• Regular attendance at weekly Faith Formation Classes
• Participation in the annual Learning about L.I.F.E. This is a family-based parish program which guides parents in talking to their own children in an age-appropriate manner about relationships, character development and abuse.
• During Sacramental Preparation Years (2nd and 8th Grade) parent catechism meetings are required. Specific dates/ times are included on the program calendar

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The Traditional Faith Formation Program at Annunciation Catholic Church is designed as a traditional in-class experience and students are given a textbook which is kept in the classroom for the year and sent home on the last session. All books, supplies and materials are provided for each grade level.

Kindergarten is only offered on Sunday during the 10:00 am Mass and is held in our parish Preschool building. We utilize the Allelu! Series for Kindergarten which introduces weekly Gospel readings and liturgical seasons to the children.

1St Grade – 8th Grade is offered on Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm until 7:15 pm and classes are held in our parish school Children begin preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the 1st Grade and or during their first year of Faith Formation and receive the sacraments in the 2nd grade or 2nd year of preparation. After receipt of these sacraments, children continue their faith journey through the 8th grade in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. If these times are not convenient with your family schedule, we offer the alternative of the Family of Faith Program

Sacramental Preparation classes are offered for those children participating in the Traditional Faith Formation program.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist: If your child participated in our Faith Formation Program last school year (either traditional classes or Family of Faith)      and is entering our 2nd-grade class, they are eligible to participate in Sacramental Preparation which is integrated into the weekly classes. Parents are also required to attend several parent-only catechism classes for each of these sacraments, please refer to the calendar for specific session dates/times.

Confirmation (8th Grade/ Year 1 Confirmation): Your child will enroll and actively participate in the Children’s Faith Formation Program. In addition, your child will be required to attend a fall parent/student meeting and complete Year 2 of Confirmation preparation in advance of receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Please note: Calendar subject to change.

August 22, 2018 @ 6:00pm First Class
August 29, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
September 5, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
September 12, 2018 No Regular Class
September 19, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
September 23, 2018 @ 7:00pm Parent/student Session
September 26, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
October 3, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
October 10, 2018 @ 6:00pm No Regular Class
October 17, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
October 24, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm First Reconciliation Required Parent Meeting – 2nd Grade ONLY
October 24, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
October 31, 2018 No Regular Class
November 7, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
November 14, 2018 @ 6:00pm No Regular Class
November 21, 2018 No Regular Class
November 28, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm First Reconciliation Required Parent Meeting – 2nd Grade ONLY
November 28, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
December 5, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
December 12, 2018 No Regular Class
December 19, 2018 No Regular Class – Christmas Break
December 26, 2018 No Regular Class – Christmas Break
January 2, 2019 No Regular Class – Christmas Break
January 9, 2019 No Regular Class
January 9, 2019 @ 6:00pm First Reconciliation Rehearsal
January 11, 2019 @ 6:30pm First Reconciliation
January 12, 2019 @ 10:00am First Reconciliation
January 16, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
January 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
January 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm First Eucharist Required Parent Meeting – 2nd Grade ONLY
January 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
February 6, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
February 13, 2019 No Regular Class
February 20, 2019 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm First Eucharist Required Parent Meeting – 2nd Grade ONLY
February 20, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
February 27, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
March 6, 2019 No Regular Class – Ash Wednesday
March 13, 2019 No Regular Class
March 20, 2019 No Regular Class – Spring Break
March 27, 2019 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm First Eucharist Required Parent Meeting – 2nd Grade ONLY
March 27, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
April 3, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
April 10, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class
April 24, 2019 @ 6:00pm Last Regular Class
April 25, 2019 @ 6:00pm Confirmation Rehearsal and Dinner
April 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm Confirmation
May 1, 2019 @ 5:30pm Closing Mass and Dinner
May 8, 2019 @ 6:00pm First Eucharist Rehearsal
May 11–12, 2019 First Eucharist Masses
May 18-19, 2019 First Eucharist Masses

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Sacramental Preparation Classes: If your child participated in our faith formation program last school year, (either traditional classes or Family of Faith) and is entering our 2nd-grade class, they are eligible to participate in the Sacramental Preparation Program. Your child should be enrolled and attending the Traditional Faith Formation program. Attendance in these weekly classes is required because all Sacramental prep sessions are integrated into these weekly classes. In addition, the parent will be required to attend Sacramental Preparation Classes before each sacrament. Please see below are the specific session times:

Please note: Calendar subject to change.

Preparation for First Reconciliation:
Weekly Classes beginning August 22nd (refer to calendar for comprehensive list of classes)
October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm Parent Meeting
November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm Parent Meeting
January 9, 2019 @ 6:00pm First Reconciliation Rehearsal
January 11, 2019 @ 6:30pm First Reconciliation –or- January 12, 2019 @ 10:00am First Reconciliation*

Preparation for First Eucharist:

Weekly Classes beginning August 22, 2018
January 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm Parent Meeting
February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm Parent Meeting
March 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm Parent Meeting

May 8, 2019 @ 6:00pm First Eucharist Rehearsal

May 11–12, 2019 First Eucharist Masses –or- May 18-19, 2019 First Eucharist Masses*

*Specific dates/times TBD by parent selection process at adult meeting

Confirmation Preparation Classes (8th Grade/ Year 1 Confirmation): Your child will enroll and actively participate in the Traditional Faith Formation program. In addition to weekly classes, your student will be required to attend parent/student session in September and complete Year 2 of Confirmation preparation in advance of receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please see below for specific session times (Please note: Calendar subject to change.):

August 22, 2018 @ 6:00pm First Class

August 29, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

September 5, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

September 12, 2018 No Regular Class

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

September 23, 2018 @7:00 pm – Parent/Child Session with Catholic Guest Speaker: Happy 

September 26, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

October 3, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

October 10, 2018 No Regular Class

October 17, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

October 24, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

October 31, 2018 No Regular Class

November 7, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

November 14, 2018 No Regular Class

November 21, 2018 No Regular Class

November 28, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

December 5, 2018 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

December 12, 2018 No Regular Class

December 19, 2018 No Regular Class – Christmas Break

December 26, 2018 No Regular Class – Christmas Break

January 2, 2019 No Regular Class – Christmas Break

January 9, 2019 No Regular Class

January 16, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

January 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

January 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

February 6, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

February 13, 2019 No Regular Class

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

February 27, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

March 6, 2019 No Regular Class – Ash Wednesday

March 13, 2019 No Regular Class

March 20, 2019 No Regular Class – Spring Break

March 27, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

April 3, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

April 10, 2019 @ 6:00pm Regular Class

April 24, 2019 @ 6:00pm Last Regular Class