Information and Important Dates for Religious Education
Religious Education This year Corpus Christi is offering two forms of faith formation: Wednesday classes and Family Faith Formation. Your child may participate in both programs.
The Wednesday classes are from 4:30-5:30. They will begin on September 15th and run through April.
The Family Faith Formation program is the first Sunday of the month, October through April, from 8:30-9:30 in the community center.
Family Faith Formation is for the whole family. Each child (1st-5th grade) will have a workbook that is to be completed at home with the parent’s help. The whole family meetings will help the parents understand and prepare for teaching their children about the specific topics being covered.
Sacrament Preparation for First Penance and First Communion Requirements
We require that at least one parent and the child participate in the Family Faith Formation program.
Family Faith Formation will help the parents educate their children about the Catholic faith. The monthly meetings are designed for the entire family and they are not just for families of children preparing for the sacraments.
It is highly recommended that the entire family attend these once a month meetings. In addition to the Sunday family meetings, the child and at least one parent must attend a retreat for each of the sacraments. The retreats are held on a Saturday morning from 9:00-11:30.
The parents and the child will have six small booklets to complete at home for each of the sacraments. These materials focus specifically on the meaning of the sacraments and on what your child needs to know before receiving them.
The child’s family must be registered and active in the parish of Corpus Christi.
Family Faith Formation will be the first Sunday of the month from October through April, 8:30-9:30 in the community center.
First Penance Retreat, December 5th, 9:00-11:30
The children will have an opportunity to receive First Penance after the 9:45 mass on December 6th.
First Communion Retreat, April 30th, 9:00-11:30
Families will choose a date for their child’s First Communion for either the 4:30 Saturday mass or the 9:45 Sunday mass. We prefer that you choose a date between May and July.