Youth Faith Formation 2021-2022
This year, we have a variety of things to offer different age groups. Stay tuned for more details particular to your child/children. Please keep in mind there are a number of factors contributing to our plan for Faith Formation this year and we ask for your flexibility as changes may be necessary based on the changing circumstances.
First, we want to continue to encourage and assist families in having faith conversations at home. Second, there remains varying levels of comfort and uncertainty in regards to the Covid situation and so where possible we will do our best to provide alternative options. Third, limited space is a major contributing factor as Hanover HS is not currently renting space to any outside groups.
Some details are still to be worked out but to give a general idea of what to expect. A calendar with times and dates will be forthcoming. All meetings will begin in October:
Family Emails will continue! The most important thing you do for your kids' faith is to live the faith in your home, pray together, and talk about the faith.
PreK 4, K, and 1st grade - We will be utilizing a brief monthly meeting (also with parents) and some take home materials.
2nd grade (preparing for Reconciliation) will meet the 1st weekend of the month with both a Saturday Zoom option and a Sunday in class option.
3rd grade (preparing for Confirmation and 1st Holy Communion) will meet the 1st and 3rd weekends of the month with both a Saturday Zoom option and a Sunday in class option.
4th, 5th, and 6th grade will meet the 1st and 3rd weekends of the month.
7th grade and older will meet twice a month, possibly Sunday afternoons, for prayer, social, service, and faith discussions.
Older children in need of preparation for the sacraments, we will accommodate on an as needed basis. Please indicate that need below.
Some classes may be held outside, some on Zoom, and some inside. If held inside, we ask participants to wear a mask.
Please note: In accord with the decision of the St. Denis Finance Committee, there will be no set fee for taking part in our Faith Formation programs for the coming year. To help offset the costs of the program, your generous donations are greatly appreciated.