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Faith Formation Registration 2019-2020

 

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Please note that this upcoming year there is a change in the Faith Formation Program.The program will now be divided as follows:

  • Levels 1-5,and all those preparing to receive First Holy Communion
    regardless of Level
    Director of Faith Formation: Mary Beth Scott
  • Levels 6-8 (Confirmation Preparation)
    Youth Minister and Confirmation Coordinator: Renata Ptak

To facilitate the registration process, we use one form for both new and re-registrations.Simply indicate on the form if the participant is new.All forms will be available online at www.abvmcentereach.com on Monday, June 10, 2019.Please note that you can register for all levels using one form. All registrations will be taken on a first-come first-served basis. We are limiting class size for each session, so please register early if you would like a specific day of the week and time.Registration begins Monday, June 10, 2019 and ends Wednesday, September 25, 2019.No registrations will be accepted after the deadline.

 

Registration fees for both programs are below. Please see enclosed materials regarding the specific level for which you are registering.

 

Registration Fees for 2019/2020

 

All previous registration fees for the past year must be paid prior to registering for the 2019-2020 year. A minimum of $50 for the upcoming year must be paid at the time of registration. Payment can be made via cash, check, or credit card. All credit card payments must be done in person)

*There is an additional $30 sacramental fee for all of those registering for Confirmation II/Level 8. Payment can be made via cash, check, or credit card.All credit card payments must be done in person.

 

Number of Students Registration Fee The parish offers a 20% discounted registration fee for a child or grandchild of a Faith Formation volunteer
(e.g., catechist, small group facilitator, security, office help, hospitality, etc.).
1 Student* $175.00 $140.00
2 Siblings* $280.00 $224.00
3+ Siblings* $385.00 $308.00

 

Faith Formation Program for Levels 1-5& Special Needs

 

First Communion Preparation

Levels 1 and 2:First Communion preparation is a two-year process. Children accompanied by an adult of faith must attend all aspects of the  Sunday Formation program. The program begins every Sunday starting with participation in the 9:30 a.m. Mass.Afterwards,all gather in the Main Hall for breakfast.After breakfast, the child attends an age-appropriate program that allows the child an opportunity to learn and grow in his/her faith. During this time, the adult accompanying the child participates in a faith-sharing opportunity with a leader to guide the discussions. There will be several seasonal opportunities to gather as a family and work together on faith-building projects.It is expected that one adult of faith attend all aspects of the program with the child. If you have a child registered for the Level 1 and/or Level 2 program, we also offer a Young Disciples program for children ages 3-5, as well as Levels 3-8.

Older children preparing to receive First Holy Communion will also be expected to enroll in the Sunday Formation Program, accompanied by an adult of faith.

 

Levels 3-5
Children enrolling in our Level 3-5 program may register for the class times listed below. All weekday classes are on a first-come first-served basis so register early if you want a specific time. We make an attempt to keep class sizes small so that our catechist can spend more time with the children. Please note that only siblings of our Level 1 and Level 2 children may register for the Sunday Formation program.

 

Special Needs Program
The parishoffer a special needs program for children in Levels 1-8. This is a Saturday only program and space is limited. Please contact the office if you are new to the parish and looking to enroll in our special needs program.

 

Class Schedules
(depending on availability of a catechist)

 

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Level 1 & 2 Program for children and parents
Siblings of Level 1 & 2 children may register for Level 3-8 on Sun.
Monday 4:30 –5:30 p.m. or 6:30 –7:30 p.m. for Levels 3-7
Tuesday 4:30 –5:30 p.m. or 6:30 –7:30 p.m. for Levels 3-7
Saturday 9:30 –10:30 a.m. for Levels 3-7 and Special Needs

 

For more information regarding the Level 1 -5 Faith Formation program, please contact Mary Beth Scott at (631) 588-6408.

 

Faith Formation Program for Levels 6-8
Confirmation Preparation

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Allow me to welcome you to our parish’s Confirmation Preparation Program by reminding you ofthe amazing graceswe anticipate your children will experience when they celebrate Confirmation.

What is Confirmation and why does it matter?

  • Confirmation is the completion of Baptism that marked the start of our relationship with Christ.
  • Confirmation increases the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: those are the graces sealed inside of us.
  • Confirmation renders our bond with the Church.
  • Confirmation gives us the strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend our faith, by action and word, to be true witnesses of Christ and to proclaim Christ’s name.

 

Confirmation Preparation will begin in the Fall of 2019 with our Level 6 children.Since the program will overlap during the transition, Confirmation will be celebrated as follows:

  • Those entering 6th grade in the Fall of 2019 will celebrate Confirmation in the Fall of 2021.
  • Those entering 7th grade in the Fall of 2019 will celebrateConfirmation in the Spring of 2021.
  • Those entering 8th grade in the Fall of 2019 will celebrateConfirmation in the Spring of 2020.

As your sons/daughters enter another part of their faith journey, with you as parents and guardians by their side, let me assure you of our commitment to you, to support, guide, and lead you in any way necessary.

 

Levels 6-7 can attend their level session based on the times listed below.

 

Level 8 will now attend formation on Wednesdays 5:45-7:00 pm.

A program overview for both parent/guardian and child has been scheduled for Monday, June 3rd, and Wednesday, June 5th, at 7 p.m. in the main hall. Please make sure that you attend one of those sessions.

Please note that those registering for Level 8 will have an additional $30 Sacramental fee.

 

Class Schedules
(depending on availability of a catechist)

 

Monday 4:30 –5:30 p.m. or 6:30 –7:30 p.m. for Levels 6-7
Tuesday 4:30 –5:30 p.m. or 6:30 –7:30 p.m. for Levels 6-7
Wednesday 5:45–7:00p.m. for Level 8 ONLY
Saturday 9:30 –10:30 a.m. for Levels 6-7

 

For more information regarding the Confirmation Preparation Program, please do not hesitate to contact me: Renata Ptak, (631) 588-6408.

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