“Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.”
Welcome to Faith Formation! Faith Formation implies a lifelong process of ongoing conversion which requires lifelong growth. It is our goal to provide opportunities for Everyone to deepen their faith, regardless of their age. So remember, Faith Formation doesn’t begin in first grade and end with Confirmation!
The primary formative event for all Faith Formation is the weekend Mass. We therefore invite and expect each family to make the commitment to participate in weekly worship together. We are committed to making the weekend experience meaningful and accessible to our families.
For our families with children, we provide a way for parents, as the primary teachers of the faith, to easily share their faith in the family setting with at-home materials. We host Monthly Gatherings for children and parents to help support their ongoing faith development. And for those families with children preparing to receive First Reconciliation, First Holy Eucharist and Confirmation, we provide Sacramental Preparation which we hope will lead to a deeper understanding of those sacraments, renewed appreciation of our faith, and an ongoing commitment to continued growth and Christian service.
Family Faith Formation – Grades 1 through 7
Sacramental Preparation – First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Sacramental Preparation – Confirmation
We ask that you be registered in the parish of St. Mary of the Bay in order for your family to participate in Faith Formation.
The suggested offering for our program is $50 for the first student in a family and an additional $25 for additional students (max. payment of $100). Offerings may be made by check, or by credit or debit card online at stmaryofthebay.org.