Faith Formation

  

ST VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH

FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE 2017-2018

GRADES PreK – 12 ( Held in Social Hall)

(Current as of 4/18/2017)

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

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

            SCHEDULE:

            Class Dates                                                                                        Other Important Dates

(1)       Sep 06 (Orientation/social: parents, children, catechists)                   Sep 04   Labor Day

(2)       Sep 13                                                                                                 Oct 09    Columbus Day

(3)       Sep 20                                                                                                 Nov 07   Election Day

(4)       Sep 27 LIFE Grades K-1                                                                     Nov 11    Veterans Day

(5)       Oct 04                                                                                                  Nov 23   Thanksgiving

(6)       Oct 11                                                                                                  Dec 14   Christmas Pageant/Choir Concert

(7)       Oct 18 Living Rosary followed by family social.                                  Dec 08    Immaculate Conception

(8)       Oct 25 LIFE Grade 2                                                                           Dec 12   Our Lady of Guadalupe

(9)       Nov 01 (All Saints Day)                                                                       Dec 25    Christmas

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

(11)     Nov 15 LIFE Grade 3-4                                                                      Jan 15   M. L. King Day (Observed)

            Nov 22 NO Class (Nov 23 Thanksgiving)                                       Feb 14  Ash Wednesday

(12)     Nov 29 (Advent Penance Service w/confession)                               Feb 19   Presidents’ Day

(13)     Dec 07                                                                                               Mar 25   Palm Sunday/Holy Week

(14)     Dec 13 Family Night (Christmas Pageant Rehearsal/Social)            Apr 1   Easter

            Dec 16 (Christmas Choir Concert/Christmas Pageant)               Apr 29   First Communion

            Dec 20 NO CLASS (Christmas)                                                      May 13   Mother’s Day Confirmation 

            Dec 27 NO CLASS (New Year’s)                                                    May 7   Confirmation (St Timothy CC)

(15)     Jan 03                                                                                                May 28 Memorial Day

(16)     Jan 10 LIFE Grades 5-6

            Jan 13 (Saturday, 9-11am First Reconciliation Program for Children (Lessons 1&2) and Parents)

(17)     Jan 17

(18)     Jan 24 (First Reconciliation Parent Session after Prayer Service)

(19)     Jan 31 (Celebration of First Reconciliation after Prayer Service)

(20)     Feb 07

(21)     Feb 14 Family Ash Wednesday Mass w/Soup & Bread Supper to follow

(22)     Feb 21 LIFE Grade 7/8 - HS

(23)     Feb 28 (First Communion Parent’s Session #1 after Prayer Service)

(24)     Mar 07

(25)     Mar 14 Lent Penance Service w/confession

(26)     Mar 21 (First Communion Parent’s Session #2 after Prayer Service)

           Mar 28 NO CLASSES (Social Hall unavailable during Holy Week)

(27)     Apr 04

(28)     Apr 11

(29)     Apr 18

(30)     Apr 25

           Apr 28 (Saturday, 9-11am First Communion Practice Session, Social Hall & Church)

           Apr 29 First Communion (Sunday, 10am Mass)

(31)     May 02 (Last Day of Faith Formation Classes)

           May 17 Practice for Confirmation @ 6 pm, St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lady Lake

           May 20 Confirmation at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lady Lake (2pm)

 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION SCHEDULE

Confirmation, First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

 CONFIRMATION: Preparation will be during regular class time plus a retreat (date TBD). Confirmation is scheduled for May 20, 2018 at 2pm at St Timothy Catholic Church. Practice for Confirmation will be held at St. Timothy CC on Thursday, May 17 at 6pm.

 First Reconciliation: In addition to the Wednesday night program there will be one Saturday morning session for both children and parents on 1/13/18, 9-11am. The remaining preparation will be done by the children during regular class time and there will be an additional session for parents on Wednesday 1/24/18 after the prayer service while children are in class. The Celebration of First Reconciliation will be on 1/31/18 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 4/28/18. There will be two sessions for the parents during the regular Wednesday night program right after the prayer service on 2/28/18 and 3/21/18. Solemnization of First Communion will be April 29 (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.