K-8 FAITH FORMATION

Our Faith Formation classes for children are very important for the future of our church. It is only because the example of our dedicated staff and volunteers that we are able to grow our future as a church and teach our children about our faith.  Volunteers are always needed for this program.  Please call the church office at 860-684-2705 to volunteer. Please contact our Faith Formation staff, Nicole Ladd and Andrea Broer at [email protected] and they will be able to assist you.

K-8 Registration Form

We have received new Covid guidelines from the Diocese of Norwich and they are listed below the calendar.



K-8 Faith Formation Program 2021 - 2022 Calendar

All classes meet Sundays from 10:20a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Center at 25 Church Street.

August 2021

  • 8/29 Open House & Ice Cream Social: Parents’ Orientation Meeting begins at 10:30 in the Church Hall.  Students should be taken to their classrooms in the Parish Center beforehand beginning at 10:20.  CANCELLED

September 2021

  • 9/12 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20
  • 9/19 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20
  • 9/26 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20

October 2021 (Watch bulletin for information about date & time for Blessing of the Animals)

  • 10/3 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20 (Family Potluck after class in Church Hall)
  • 10/17 Family Event: Rosary in Church at 10:20
  • 10/24 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20 (Diocesan Requirement: Safe Environments training Grades K-4)
  • 10/31 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20 (Diocesan Requirement: Safe Environments training Grades 5-8)

November 2021

  • 11/7 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20. PARISH EVENT: All Saints’ Costume Party & Lunch in Church Hall after classes.
  • 11/14 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20 (Grades 4-8 Retreat 10:20-12:00)
  • 11/21 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20
  • 11/28 No Class.  Advent Begins.

December 2021

  • 12/5 Family Event: Jesse Tree begins at 10:20 in the Church.
  • 12/8 Holy Day of Obligation  for Feast of the Immaculate Conception (watch bulletin for Mass times)
  • 12/12 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20 (Father will hear confessions for Grades 3-5, parents are welcome to come for confession as well.) Christmas card making workshop after classes in the Church Hall, lunch will be provided.  Bring all your children to make cards for service members & elderly in our community.
  • 12/19 K-8 Meet 10:20 (Father will hear confessions for Grades 6-8, parents are welcome to come for confession as well.)
  • 12/26 No Class

January 2022

  • 1/1 Holy Day of Obligation for Feast of the Holy Family (watch bulletin for Mass times)
  • 1/9 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20 (Family Potluck after class in Church Hall)
  • 1/16 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20
  • 1/21 Pizza & Game Night (6-8PM, details to follow)
  • 1/23 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20
  • 1/30 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20

February 2022

  • 2/6 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20 (Family Potluck after class in Church Hall)
  • 2/13 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20 (Grades K-1 Retreat 10:20-11:30)
  • 2/20 No Class
  • 2/27 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20

March 2022

  • 3/1 Parish Event: Mardi Gras Dinner, Burning of the Ashes & Ash Service (watch bulletin for details)
  • 3/2 Ash Wednesday (watch bulletin for details) Lent Begins
  • 3/6 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20
  • 3/13 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20
  • 3/20 Family Event: Stations of the Cross 10:20 in the Church Hall
  • 3/27 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20

April 2022

  • 4/3 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20 (Grades 2 & 3 Retreat 10:20-12:00)
  • 4/10 No Class PALM SUNDAY
  • 4/17 No Class EASTER SUNDAY
  • 4/22 at 6:30PM or 4/23 at 10:00AM First Reconciliation
  • 4/24 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20

May 2022 - 3rd Grade families to schedule First Holy Communion with the Church Office

  • 5/1 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20
  • 5/8 K-8 Classes Meet 10:20 (Last day of class, end of year Family Potluck after classes)
  • 5/26 Holy Day of Obligation (watch bulletin for Mass times)

REMEMBER that ALL SUNDAYS are obligatory for the faithful to participate in the Mass.

Please continue to watch for updates regarding Open House and class start dates.  Final scheduling awaits completion of the renovations on the Parish Center.

Revision Date: May 29, 2021


NEW COVID GUIDELINES - SEPTEMBER 2021
 
This week we received updated Covid-19 guidelines from the diocese for the 2021-22 school year.  In order for our program to be in compliance, we are instating the following policies.
  • Children must wear face masks.
  • Hands will be sanitized upon entering the building.
  • Seating arrangements in the classrooms will allow for social distancing.
  • No food will be permitted.
  • No visitors will be allowed in the building.  Parents must drop off children at the front door.  Staff will be available to help younger children to their classrooms.
  • Dismissal must be staggered; therefore the closing prayer and pickup procedure will also be changing.  More information to come.
  • Classes will not be held if the county Covid infection rate for the preceding week is above 2 percent.  
     Please continue to watch for updates regarding Open House and class start dates.  Final scheduling awaits completion of the renovations on the Parish Center.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY PROGRAM AT MASS
 
If your child is interested in participating in our Children's Liturgy during Mass, please contact the church office at 860-684-2705. These sessions will resume after Covid rules are lifted.