You are your child’s first teacher in the Catholic faith! Praying with your children, taking them to Mass and the Sacraments regularly, and being a good example to them are the most important ways to set them on the path to Meet, Know, Love and Serve Christ. At St. Charles Parish we hope to assist you in that vital role by praying with your children and teaching, discussing and reinforcing the traditions and teachings of the Catholic Church with them during our Child Formation Sessions.
All of our sessions run for 1.5 hours and meet approximately 3 times each month from September until just before Easter. Please find a detailed calendar on our website or stop by the office to pick up a print copy.
For Grades 3-5, St. Charles offers Child Formation sessions in a traditional classroom setting where we also encourage prayer, music, games, crafts and conversation.
Our Grade 3-5 Classes are offered at two different times each week:
• Sunday Morning 10:30 am – noon
• Wednesday Evening 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
To Register for Child Formation Sessions, please fill out our online form HERE (one per child) and return the enclosed Emergency Medical and Payment forms (one of each per family) along with your payment to the Child Formation Office by August 1, 2018.
As always, please contact us in the Child Formation Office with any questions or concerns (contact information below).
Please Note: 6th Grade is now covered by our Middle School Ministry using the Life Teen EDGE Program. Please visit LakeCountryLifeTeen.com for details and to sign up.
Classes begin in September or October and meet approximately three times a month for an hour and a half. All classes except Grade 2 are done before Easter.
K3-K5 meets Sunday mornings, Wednesdays or Thursdays (six sessions each week)
Grade 1 meets Sunday Mornings
Grade 2 meets Wednesday Evenings
Grades 3-5 meet Sunday Mornings or Wednesday Evenings
(See Calendar above for more details)
We recommend that they begin Child Formation at age 3 in our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program because at this age they are particularly open to God’s love, which is the best foundation for a life-long faith journey. Grade 1 Child Formation is required before beginning the Grade 2 year of preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
We work very closely with you to help your child prepare for and celebrate the sacraments according to their capabilities and in a manner suited to their needs - generally with small group or individual preparation. Please contact us for more information.
We work with your child to accomplish this through individual or small group preparation according to their needs, using materials appropriate to their age and grade level. Please contact us for more information.