20 Chestnut Street, Centereach, NY 11720

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Children’s Faith Formation Program (PreK – 2nd Grade)

Our parish’s Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation is available for children who need sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion. According to diocesan guidelines, this is a two-year program. Here at Assumption Parish, a child usually begins in the first grade and celebrates First Eucharist in May of the second grade. Children in the second grade and above who have not begun preparing for the celebration of this sacrament are invited to participate in our parish program.

Our parish’s First Communion Program takes place on Sundays. It involves the entire family (parents, the child/ren preparing to celebrate First Eucharist, other siblings needed Faith Formation) and includes three essential elements: Participation at the 9:30 a.m. parish mass with your family; breakfast with the other families who are enrolled in the Sunday program; breakup into various groups/classes designed for the children as well as the adults. The Sunday session ends around noon.

For additional information contact our director, Mary Beth Scott (631-588-6408 ext. 124) or by email, MScott@abvmcenterach.com.

Children’s Faith Formation Program (Levels 3 through 5)

Classes for students, grades 3 through 6, take place during the week. Depending upon the availability of a catechist, the classes usually take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Saturday.

Students who have a sibling in Level 1 or 2 will have their class time on Sundays.They willparticipate at the 9:30 a.m. parish mass with their family; have breakfast with the other families who are enrolled in the Sunday program; breakup into various groups/classes designed for the children as well as the adults. The Sunday session ends around noon.

Confirmation Preparation

The diocesa requires a two-year formation period for the celebration of this sacrament

Here at Assumption parish, this program begins in grade 6 (Level 6) with the student participating in classes which take place during the week: usually Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday (depending upon the catechist’s availability).

The second year of the program (Level 7) takes place on Wednesday, 5:45 – 7:00p.m. The Confirmation program involves an excellent video/discussion group format led by trained catechists. The program includes a special retreat day as well as celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The parish will celebrate Confirmation in the fall of the 8th grade.High school students who wish to celebrate the sacrament should contact Renata Tutka-Ptak our parish’s Youth Minister and Confirmation Coordinator for further information: 631-585-8760 ext. 121; email, RPTak@abvmcentereach.com for details.

In addition, our Middle School Ministry (MSM) program is an additional formation experience available for those who wish to participate. They meet on Thursday from 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Contact Renata Tutka-Ptak our parish’s Youth Minister for further information: 631-585-8760 ext. 121; email, RPTak@abvmcentereach.com.

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