Faith Formation Information

St. Gabriel Faith Formation classes are open to students in Kindergarten through 8th grades at the following times:
• Sundays 3:45 to 4:45 pm
• Sundays 6:30 to 7:30 pm (1st – 8th grades only.)
• Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 pm

The Faith Formation class year runs from September through April.

Our program is based on the Loyola Press published curriculum, “Christ Our Life”. Classes are taught by teams of volunteer catechists, supported by training and materials provided by the St. Gabriel Faith Development Center.

Students in 2nd grade Faith Formation classes are also registered for Sacramental Preparation. Families will be contacted after the beginning of the class year to begin this process. Students in this program are prepared for and receive First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. In order to be eligible for Sacramental Preparation, students must complete 1st and 2nd grades Faith Formation through either a Catholic church or school.

In addition, St. Gabriel offers a two-year Christian Initiation for Children (CIC) program for students in 3rd through 8th grades who have not prepared for and/or received First Reconciliation and/or First Eucharist. CIC classes are offered during all three regular class periods.

St. Gabriel offers Confirmation classes for students in 9th grade. Registration for Confirmation classes is held separately from standard Faith Formation registration. In order to be eligible for 9th grade Confirmation classes, students must complete 6th, 7th and 8th grades Faith Formation through either a Catholic church or school.

A single year of CIC Teen classes are offered for high school students who have not prepared for and/or received the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and/or Confirmation. CIC Teen classes are offered Wednesday evenings only.

Fees for Faith Formation classes are as follows:
• K – 8, CIC $75 per child per year ($150 maximum per family)
• 2nd Grade Add’l. $45 Sacramental Preparation fee
• Confirmation $75 (please see CONFIRMATION for further information)
Financial assistance is available on an as-needed basis. All fees are waived for the children of volunteer catechists.

For more information, please contact:
• K-3rd grades, First Reconciliation & First Eucharist
Laura Rice, Lrice@stgabrielchurch.org, 704.362.5047, ext. 228

• 4th – 8th, CIC and Confirmation
Trish Stewart, Tstewart@stgabrielchurch.org, 704.362.5047, ext. 219

• Director of Religious Education
Susan Krasniewski, skrasniewski@stgabrielchurch.org 704.362.5047, ext. 210