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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 - Jackie Fedeler
  • Second Grade - Stacie Francois
  • Third Grade - Chelsey Moellers
  • Fourth Grade - Kathy Shaw
  • Fifth and Sixth Grade - Michelle Becker
  • Seventh and Eighth Grade - Tonia Cantwell
  • High School - Katie Bockenstedt and Dan Hayes

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. 

Baptism

 

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

First Reconciliation classes begin October 11th 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 11, 2017

6:30 p.m. Large Group Gathering
6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Parent & Student Sessions

St. Mary Parish, Strawberry Point
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Parent & Student Sessions

St. Joseph Parish, Elkader
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

6:30 p.m. Large Group Gathering
6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Parent & Student Sessions

St. Mary Parish, Strawberry Point
Saturday, January 13, 2018

8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Parent & Student Retreat

First Reconciliation Retreat
St. Joseph Parish, Elkader

First Eucharist

   
Date Time Place
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:30 p.m. Large Group Gathering
6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Parent & Student Sessions
St. Mary Parish, Strawberry Point
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:30 p.m. Large Group Gathering
6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Parent & Student Sessions
St. Mary Parish, Strawberry Point
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Parent & Student Sessions St. Joseph Parish, Elkader
Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Parent & Student Retreat First Eucharist Retreat
St. Mary Parish, Strawberry Point
Saturday, April 21, 2018 6:00 p.m. First Eucharist Mass

Confirmation

This is a two year commitment from students. Let's keep growing in our faith and see where God's plans are this year for us. 

If you are unable to make it to the class, you need to let Katie know so you can arrange a different time to meet to go over the material. 

Sunday, September 24th  7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Students only - We will meet in the Upper Room and go to Mass at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 15th  7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Students & Sponsors - We will meet in the Upper Room and go to Mass in Edgewood at 10:00 a.m. We will come back to St. Mary's and have lunch and finish our day. 
Wednesday, November 1st 4:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Student only - We will meet in the Upper Room for class. We will have a light meal that night.
Saturday, December 2nd All Day Event Student and Sponsor Retreat - Cost $15.00
Sunday, January 28th 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Student only - We will meet in the Upper Room for class and go over to Edgewood for 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Sunday, February 18th 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Student only - We will meet in the Upper Room for class and go over to Edgewood for 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Saturday, March 24th All Day Event Student and Sponsor Retreat - Cost $15.00
Saturday, April 7th 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Student only - We will meet in the Upper Room.
Saturday, April 14th   Student, Parent, Sponsor Closing Luncheon - This will be our luncheon together to go over things of the past two years and the future. 
Saturday, April 14th 4:00 p.m. Confirmation at St. Joseph Parish, Elkader. More information will be available when we get closer to the date. 

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Adult Faith Formation