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ST VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH

FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE 2016-2017

GRADES PreK – 4 ( Held in Social Hall,)

(Current as of 10/3/16)

 CLASS TIMES:        Grades PreK-4th, Wednesday Evenings 6:15 – 7:45 PM

                                    (15 Min. Prayer Experience; 1 Hour & 15 Minutes Class)

            SCHEDULE:

            Class Dates                                                                                        Other Important Dates

(1)       Sep 07 (Orientation/social: parents, children, catechists)                   Sep 05   Labor Day

(2)       Sep 14                                                                                                 Oct 10    Columbus Day

(3)       Sep 21                                                                                                 Nov 01   Election Day

(4)       Sep 28 LIFE Grades K-1                                                                     Nov 11    Veterans Day

(5)       Oct 05                                                                                                  Nov 24 Thanksgiving

(6)       Oct 12 Living Rosary followed by family social.                                   Dec 15   Christmas Pageant/Choir Concert

(7)       Oct 19                                                                                                  Dec 08    Immaculate Conception

(8)       Oct 26                                                                                                  Dec 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe

(9)       Nov 02                                                                                                 Dec 25    Christmas

(10)     Nov 09 LIFE Grade 2                                                                          Jan 01    New Year’s Day

(11)     Nov 16 LIFE Grade 3-4                                                                      Jan 16   M. L. King Day (Observed)

            Nov 23 NO Class (Nov 24 Thanksgiving)                                       Feb 13   Presidents’ Day

(12)     Nov 30 (Advent Penance Service w/confession)                               Mar 1 Ash Wednesday

(13)     Dec 07                                                                                               Apr 09   Palm Sunday/Holy Week

(14)     Dec 14 Family Night (Christmas Pageant Rehearsal/Social)            Apr 16   Easter

            Dec 15 Christmas Choir Concert/Christmas Pageant)                Apr 30   First Communion

            Dec 21 NO CLASS (Christmas)                                                     May 7   Confirmation (St Theresa CC)

            Dec 28 NO CLASS (New Year’s)                                                   May 7   Mother’s Day

(15)     Jan 04                                                                                               May 29 Memorial Day

(16)     Jan 11

            Jan 14 (Saturday, 9-11am First Reconciliation Program for Children (Lessons 1&2) and Parents)

(17)     Jan 18

(18)     Jan 25 (First Reconciliation Parent Session after Prayer Service)

(19)     Feb 01 (Celebration of First Reconciliation after Prayer Service)

(20)     Feb 08

(21)     Feb 15

(22)     Feb 22

(23)     Mar 01 Special Family Ash Wednesday Mass w/Soup & Bread Supper to follow

(24)     Mar 08 (First Communion Parent’s Session following prayer service in the Church)

(25)     Mar 15

            Mar 22 No Classes due to Parish Mission (Mar. 20-22)

(26)     Mar 29 (First Communion Parent’s Session following prayer service in the Church)

(27)     Apr 05 (Lent Penance Service w/confession)

            Apr 12 NO CLASSES (Easter Break)

(28)     Apr 19

(29)     Apr 26

            Apr 29 (Saturday, 9-11am First Communion Practice Session, Social Hall & Church)

(30)     May 03 (Last Day of Faith Formation Classes)

            May 07 Confirmation at St Theresa Catholic Church in Bellevue 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH

FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE 2016-2017

GRADES 5 – 12 ( Held in Social Hall,)

(Current as of 10/3/16)

 CLASS TIMES:        Grades 5th-High School, Tuesday Evenings 6:15 – 7:45 PM

                                    and on five nights meet on Wednesday (see yellow highlights)

                                    (15 Min. Prayer Experience; 1 Hour & 15 Minutes Class)

            SCHEDULE:

            Class Dates                                                                                       Other Important Dates

(1)       Sep 07 - Wed. (Orientation/social)                                                      Sep 05   Labor Day

(2)       Sep 13 - Tues.                                                                                    Oct 10    Columbus Day

(3)       Sep 20 - Tues.                                                                                    Nov 01   Election Day

(4)       Sep 27 - Tues.                                                                                    Nov 11    Veterans Day

(5)       Oct 04 - Tues.                                                                                     Nov 24 Thanksgiving

(6)       Oct 12 - Wed. Living Rosary followed by family social.                     Dec 15  Christmas Pageant/Choir Concert

(7)       Oct 18 - Tues. Canceled due to CCW Concert                                  Dec 08    Immaculate Conception

(8)       Oct 25 – Tues.                                                                                   Dec 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe

(9)       Nov 01 – Tues.                                                                                  Dec 25    Christmas

(10)     Nov 08 – Tues.                                                                                 Jan 01    New Year’s Day

(11)     Nov 15 – Tues.                                                                                 Jan 16   M. L. King Day (Observed)

            Nov 22 NO Class (Nov 24 Thanksgiving)                                     Feb 13   Presidents’ Day

(12)     Nov 29 – Tues. (Advent Penance Service w/confession)                Mar.01   Ash Wednesday

(13)     Dec 06 - Tues.                                                                                 Apr 09   Palm Sunday/Holy Week

(14)     Dec 14 - Wed. Family Night (Xmas Pag. Rehearse/Social)            Apr 16   Easter

            Dec 15 Christmas Choir Concert/Christmas Pageant)              Apr 30   First Communion

            Dec 20 NO CLASS (Christmas)                                                    May 7   Confirmation (St Theresa CC)

            Dec 27 NO CLASS (New Year’s)                                                  May 7   Mother’s Day

(15)     Jan 03 – Tues.                                                                                May 29 Memorial Day

(16)     Jan 10  - Tues. LIFE Grade 5-6

            Jan 14 (Saturday, 9-11am First Reconciliation Program for Children (Lessons 1&2) and Parents)

(17)     Jan 17 – Tues.

(18)     Jan 24 – Tues.

(19)     Jan 31 – Tues.

(20)     Feb 07Tues.

(21)     Feb 14 – Tues. LIFE Grades 7-8

(22)     Feb 21Tues.

(23)     Mar 01 – Wed. Special Family Ash Wednesday Mass w/Soup & Bread Supper to follow

(24)     Mar 07 – Tues.

(25)     Mar 14 – Tues. LIFE High School

            Mar 21 – No classes due to Parish Mission (Mar. 20-22)

(26)     Mar 28

(27)     Apr 04 (Lent Penance Service w/confession)

            Apr 11 NO CLASSES (Easter Break)

(28)     Apr 18 – Tues.

(29)     Apr 25 – Tues.

(30)     May 03 - Wed. (Last Day of Faith Formation Classes/Family Social)

            May 04 - Practice for Confirmation @ 6pm, St. Theresa Catholic Church in Bellevue

            May 07 - Confirmation at St Theresa Catholic Church in Bellevue 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION SCHEDULE

Confirmation, First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

CONFIRMATION: Preparation will be during the Tuesday night program plus a retreat which will be scheduled for Warren Willis Camp in Leesburg Dates TBD.  Saturday morning classes if needed will be determined. Confirmation will be celebrated at St Theresa Catholic Church in Belleview on May 7 at 2pm. Practice for Confirmation will be held at St. Theresa CC on Thursday, May 4 at 6pm.

First Reconciliation: In addition to the Wednesday night program there will be one Saturday morning session for both children and parents on 1/14/17, 9-11am. The remaining preparation will be done by the Second Grade children during regular class time and there will be an additional session for parents on Wednesday 1/25/17 after the prayer service while children are in class. The Celebration of First Reconciliation will be on 2/1/17 after the prayer service.

First Communion: Second Grade Children will be prepared during the Wednesday night program; however, there will be one Saturday morning First Communion practice session for both children and parents 9-11am on 4/29/17. There will be two sessions for the parents during the regular Wednesday night program right after the prayer service on 3/8/17 and 3/29/17. Solemnization of First Communion will be April 30 (Sunday) at the 10am Mass.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Faith Formation Director - Frank Webber at faithformation@sumtercatholic.org or call (352) 643-7017.