Religious Education – 2019/2020 Faith Formation Programs
Religious Education Classes
Classes are held every Monday evening from September until May from 6:15 – 7:30 PM for children in grades K-7. The program teaches the basic foundations of the Catholic faith and helps the children develop their personal relationship with God. Traditional devotions, liturgies and student projects that support various outreach ministries are also integral parts of the program.
Sacramental Preparation for Children
There are separate classes to prepare children for First Eucharist/Penance and Confirmation. Dates and times of these classes vary and are listed below.
Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist
A child who is in second grade is eligible for preparation for First Penance and Eucharist. This begins with a mandatory informational parent meeting. At this time, parents are informed of the expectations for their child and receive preparation materials. First Penance is celebrated in the winter and First Eucharist in the spring. There are several other meetings that must also be attended to complete this process. Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 8:45–10:00 am.
For more information about these programs, dates and times of classes and/or to register please contact Pam Moore, Religious Education Coordinator, at the rectory at 585-467-3068 or by email at Pamela.Moore@dor.org.
2nd Grade Sacrament Requirements:
- Student must be enrolled in Religious Education program or attend a Catholic school one year prior to starting preparation. Documentation is required if transferring from another Parish or coming from a Catholic parochial school.
- Family must be registered at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish.
- Present proof of baptism (Baptism Certificate).
- Must either attend the weekly Faith Formation classes (on Mondays) be enrolled in a Catholic School, or participate in a home school program with an approved Catholic curriculum.
- Parent Meetings are mandatory for Penance/Eucharist.
Sacrament of Confirmation
The process of preparation involves participating in a regular religious education program either in the parish or in a Catholic school. The regular education program is supplemented in the parish with a special formation that is separate and distinct from the regular religious education program.
A young person does not begin the special formation process for confirmation unless he or she has participated regularly at Sunday Mass and has taken part in the regular parish or school religious education program for at least a year. A young person who has fallen away from active involvement in the sacraments and formal religious formation should be encouraged and assisted to return to an active faith life before preparing for confirmation. Classes are held Monday evenings from 6:15–7:45 pm.
For more information about this program, dates and times of classes and/or to register please contact Pam Moore, Religious Education Coordinator, at the rectory at 585-467-3068 or by email at Pamela.Moore@dor.org.
Adult Faith Formation
Adults have opportunities to enrich their faith through workshops, parish retreats, resources from the Religious Education library and through devotional services.
Adult Bible study/discussion with Tom Tripiciano is held in the Religious Education Center on Monday evenings from 6:15 – 7:30 pm.
Sacramental Preparation for Adults
Separate classes are held for adults who would like to make their First Communion and/or Confirmation.
For more information about any of these programs, dates and times of classes and/or to register please contact Pam Moore, Religious Education Coordinator, at the rectory at 585-467-3068 or by email at Pamela.Moore@dor.org.