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Faith Formation - St. Mary

Faith Formation - St. Mary

Thanks for visiting St. Mary Faith Formation. We are glad you are here. 

Faith Formation is an important part of life at all ages. We want to be there to help you grow and strengthen you faith, no matter where you are at in your faith life. If you don't find something here that you are looking for, please give us a call and we will help you in any way we can. 

God's blessing on you as you continue the journey.

St. Mary Faith Formation Program (K-12)

Please join us Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. We start gathered together as one in the church where we have an opportunity to watch Scripture Skits. Students act out a skit that is tied back to Scripture. 

At 6:45 p.m. classes separate into individual classrooms where they are lead by our awesome catechists. 

  • Kindergarten - Kim Swales
  • First Grade - Danielle West
  • Second Grade - Stacie Francois
  • Third Grade - Chelsey Moellers
  • Fourth Grade - Kathy Shaw
  • Fifth and Sixth Grade - Jackie Fedeler
  • Seventh and Eighth Grade - Tonia Cantwell
  • Travelers: Ninth and Tenth Grade - John Fedeler and Dan Hayes
  • Ignite: Eleventh and Twelfth - Lisa Baumgartner

We are dismissed at 7:45 p.m. to go be church and share what we've learned with everyone around us. 

Prayer Practice: Click here to download a copy of the prayer book used for Prayer Practice. Students will be evaluated on their prayers throughout the year. This prayer book contains the expected prayers and at which grade level they should be known. 



First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

First Reconciliation classes begin October 24th at 6:30 p.m. with our large group gathering. At 6:45 p.m. Stacie Francois will take the students to class and Lori Keppler will work with parents on how they can help their children prepare for this life changing sacrament.  

First Reconciliation

Date Time Place
 Wednesday, October 24th 6:30 p.m. St. Mary Church, Strawberry Point - Upper Room
Wednesday, November 28th 6:30 p.m. St. Mary Church, Strawberry Point - Church Hall
Wednesday, December 12th 6:30 p.m. St. Mary Church, Strawberry Point - RE Center
Saturday, January 12th 8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. St. Joseph Church, Elkader, Parish Hall

First Eucharist

Date Time Place