Kindergarten through 5th Grade Faith Formation Classes
Our Kindergarten through 5th grade classes take place in the beautiful Religious Education wing at St. Benedict Catholic Church, to the left of Mary’s garden. Classes are 1 hour and 15 minutes long. In the 2023-2024 school year, parents can choose between class offerings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at either 4:00pm or 6:00pm. All classes are in person.
Registration for our 2023-2024 school year is currently closed. Please complete the wait list form and the faith formation office will contact you as soon as they can accommodate new registrations.
at 4:00pm or 6:00pm on Tuesdays or 6:00pm on Wednesdays
1st, 2nd Grade Classes
at 4:00pm and 6:00pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Classes
at 4:00pm & 6:00pm on Tuesdays and 6:00pm on Wednesdays
3rd grade and older students
preparing for First Communion or Confirmation
at 6:00pm on Wednesdays
In our Kindergarten classes, we use the Word of Life program by Ignatius Press and Augustine Institute. We chose this dynamic program because it is a strongly Scripture-based curriculum. In addition to helping students learn the Faith through Scripture, the Word of Life series actively teaches students different ways to pray with Scripture, where they come to know and love God.
In our 1st & 3rd-5th Grade classes, we use Alive in Christ from Our Sunday Visitor. We chose this program as it helps the children better understand, grow in and live in their faith. This program is grounded in the values of integrity and promotes a distinctly Catholic identity.
In our 2nd Grade classes, we use Encounter with Christ from Our Sunday Visitor to prepare our students to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. In this program, children come to understand the order of the Rites, the signs and what they signify, and the meaning of the Sacraments in the larger context of our Catholic faith. Children and families are inspired and moved to full and active participation in parish life.
The sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are usually received at the end of the 2nd grade year, after 2 years of formation classes (1st and 2nd grade). Please contact our office for older students who would like to prepare for these sacraments.