Kindergarten-8th Grade

3/31/2022 5pm

Faith Formation begins in the home and continues with reinforcement through on site classes at St. Benedict.

2022-2023 Faith Formation Classes begin:
K-5th Grade – Tuesday, Sept 13th & Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 2022
6th -8th Grade  ~ Sunday, Sept. 11th, 2022


Click to learn about 2022-2023 Registration.

K-5th Grade

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). For more information, please click here. Please contact our office for older students who would like to prepare for these sacraments.

Classes are IN PERSON at the following times:

Kindergarten at 6pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

1st, 2nd grade at 3:30pm and 6pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

3rd, 4th & 5th grade at 3:30 & 6pm on Tuesdays and 6pm on Wednesdays

Sacramental preparation (3rd grade and older students preparing for First Communion or Confirmation) at 6pm on Wednesdays

6th, 7th & 8th Grade EDGE

Our 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders participate in our program EDGE from Life Teen. Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand.

EDGE will meet two Sunday nights per month, from 6:00-7:30pm beginning September 11th, 2022 at the beautiful Taylor Lodge grounds on our St. Benedict Campus,