Formation to Mass

We believe that formation and worship are integral to living a faith-filled life to its fullest, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (Jn 10:10).  This is one of our foundational principles, to help kids live out our faith.

Children learn what is lived and we seek to create a process that encourages and assists families in understanding and practicing their faith. Each of our weekly sessions is built on scriptural readings tied to the weekend homilies and an active ‘go forth’ message. The intention is to live out our faith each week with a specific focus that brings scriptural knowledge into a lived relationship with Jesus, the Church, and the family.

Elementary Faith Formation Options

Faith Formation classes are offered on various days and times to accommodate busy family schedules. We offer sessions for PreK-4 through 5th grade where children get to learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way. Our programs are age-appropriate, safe, and fun!

Family-focused formation on the weekend is a two-hour commitment for children and their parents. While the children are in their formation sessions, we offer parents several options:

  • The opportunity serve in a variety of ways, including as a small group leader or helper,
  • Our Parents Gallery where parents can simply relax and enjoy fellowship with drinks and refreshments, and
  • Our Parent Huddle, where parents meet with our volunteers to trade ideas on fun ways to bring the weekly message into your home.

Faith Formation Scheduling

Sunday

8 to 9 AM formation; 9:15 – 10:15 AM Mass

4 to 5 PM formation; 5:15 – 6:15 PM Mass

We also offer a standalone formation process during the week that uses the same weekend material but allows families additional flexibility.

Wednesday

5 to 6 PM formation; any weekend Mass

Registration

At this point, many of our classes are full. To find out which sessions have room, please contact our faith formation office at 410-647-4892.

Middle School

At our program for middle school students, students worship through powerful music and grow through the relevant message of the Gospel.  And they have fun too! Students meet in small groups where they ask questions and discuss the message as it applies to their life. It’s here where life change begins. Meets either Sunday afternoons from 3:30 – 5 PM or Tuesday nights 6:30 – 8 PM.

Registration

At this point, many of our classes are full. To find out which sessions have room, please contact our faith formation office at 410-647-4892.

Home Study

We also offer families the option of home study using the same material from the on-campus sessions but providing the flexibility for enhanced learning in a home environment. All families who participate in the home study program gather once a month for worship and community building as part of the program.   For more information contact the faith formation office.