St. Sebastian and St. Catherine offer a variety of choices for families interested in helping children and teens become faith-filled people. Our leaders work with the pastor and other parish ministries to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ alive in the community, in our homes, and within our hearts. The teachers – catechists – strive to be attentive to the needs and concerns of the children while remaining faithful to the Gospel challenge to proclaim the Kingdom on earth. Families may choose to participate in any program in either parish whether or not it is your “home” parish.

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  • Faith Formation Classes – Grades K4-5. Held at St. Sebastian from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. two Sunday mornings each month, this program offers scripture-centered catechetical education, take-home packets, prayer and service, and special programs for families. Classes are scheduled to facilitate family participation in Sunday morning mass.

 

  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – Ages 3-12. This Montessori-based approach is held at St. Catherine on Sunday mornings or Monday evenings and is rooted in Sacred Scripture, liturgy, and respect for the child’s rich relationship with God.

 

  • Youth Ministry Middle School – Grades 6-8.  There is an in-person or virtual option.  In-person option, meets two Sunday mornings, 9 am to 10:15 am, in the church hall at St. Sebastian. Virtual option, meets two Saturday evenings a month.

 

  • Youth Ministry High School – Grades 9-10. There will be one in-person session on Sundays from 4 pm to 6 pm at St. Sebastian and one virtual session each month.

 

  • Family Faith Formation – These intergenerational lessons are held four times a year and focus on a core theme. Each Family Program involves sharing a meal and take-home lessons for continued learning.  All families are expected to participate in the Family Programs.

 

Sacramental Preparation

We also help children and teens get ready for Reconciliation (Confession), Eucharist (First Communion) and Confirmation. Students must have completed at least one year of Faith Formation, either through Catholic school or faith formation programs, to begin the formal process of any sacrament. Registration and fees for child/youth sacramental preparation are separate from this process. Download information below.