The children of our community are the future of the Catholic faith. It is essential that our children be grounded in the tenets of our faith—first through family, and then through a lifetime of faith formation in programs of religious education and spiritual development.
FAITH FORMATION CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
St. Gabriel Catholic Church’s Faith Formation program provides children with a nurturing, energetic environment that allows them to learn about the Catholic Church, develop their relationship with God and establish lasting relationships with other peer and adult parishioners.
Faith Formation classes are offered for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade at three different time periods: Sundays 3:45 to 4:45 pm, Sundays 6:30 to 7:30 pm (1st through 8th grades only), and Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Classes are held in the Parish Center (St. Gabriel School building). All classes are taught in English by teams of adult and high school volunteers.
St. Gabriel offers a 2-year Christian Initiation for Children (CIC) program for children who are between 3rd and 8th grades, but have not yet received First Reconciliation and/or First Eucharist. A 1-year CIC Teen program is offered for high school students who have not received First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and/or Confirmation.
Registration for classes is held each spring for the following class year. The class calendar, which runs September through April, generally follows the public school system’s calendar in regards to holidays and long weekends. Registration forms are available online and in the parish offices throughout the registration period. Families are encouraged to register their children for classes in a timely manner to ensure that their children are assigned to classes on their chosen day and time. Once classes have begun, students must attend their assigned classes. Switching between days and times is not allowed. Children must be re-registered for each grade level.
Registration fees are as follows:
Grades Kindergarten through 8th grade: $75 per child
(The maximum registration fee per family is $150.)
• Additional fees are applied for sacramental preparation programs (see below).
• Registration fees can be reduced or waived in cases of financial hardship.
• All fees are waived for the children of fully-active volunteers.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Religious Education – Susan Krasniewski, email@example.com or 704-362-5047, ext. 210
Kindergarten through 3rd grade – Laura Rice, Lrice@stgabrielchurch.org or 704-362-5047, ext. 228
4th through 8th grades – Trish Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-362-5047, ext. 219