Family Faith Formation
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CANCELLATION - Family Faith Formation on Sunday, March 15 has been cancelled, in accordance with the Archdiocese of Boston guidance to help prevent the spread of the covid-19 coronavirus.
All parishioners are welcome to participate and assist with our parish Family Faith Formation program for parents and children grades K-10. This is a family based program that surrounds the Mass on Sunday mornings. Volunteer catechists facilitate discussion and lead table talk and small group activity at each table.
Grab a donut, sit with your kids, learn something about your faith and go to Mass together. The central feature of this program is the Mass - our Eucharistic Celebration! Every family attends Mass each week, to experience and be transformed by the Real Presence of Christ, to deepen and grow in our love of God and one another. In addition, each Sunday at 9 AM -- after the 8 AM Mass and before the 10 AM Mass -- families will participate together in age-appropriate sessions along with creative activities, reflection, and fellowship. There will be sacramental preparation activities specifically for students in grade 2 (preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist) and in grades 9 and 10 (preparing for Confirmation).
- View or download the 2019-2020 Family Faith Formation schedule.
- Read the complete schedule of topics and formats
- NOTE: No session on holiday weekends Nov 10, Dec 1, Dec 29, Jan 19, Feb 16, Apr 12, May 24.)
- Read in-depth article about the purpose of our Family Faith Formation parish program.
- Register online. or download and print the PDF
- Find out what the new program is all about.
- Learn about Discipleship activities (and save the dates!)
- Get the details for Confirmation preparation (Grades 9 and 10).
- Get the details for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist preparation (Grade 2).
- Complete the Time and Talents survey.
Read the letter from our pastor announcing the new family faith formation program.
Child Enrollment for 2019-2020 School Year
Download and print a PDF version of the paper enrollment form, or even easier, complete the enrollment form online. The registration fee ($75 per child or $100 per family) may be paid online with credit card or a check may be mailed or dropped off at the parish office. In cases of financial hardship please do not stay away from faith formation - speak in confidence with Fr. Chris or Mrs. Deignan about your family's situation.
K-10 Family Schedule for 2019-2020 School Year
Read the complete schedule of topics and formats for Sunday morning family faith formation sessions. The sessions will be supplemented by Family Dinner Nights / R.I.S.E. adoration and praise, Discipleship Days, and for Grade 2 families there will be additional Sacramental preparation activities.
Mrs. Jamie Deignan, Family Faith Formation Coordinator
Our pastor, Fr. Chris, announced in August 2019 that our family faith formation program is led by Mrs. Jamie Deignan, who served as our parish Youth Ministry coordinator and led the Confirmation preparation for our Grade 9 and 10 students in 2018-2019. Mrs. Deignan and her husband care for and raise their five children while maintaining a full schedule of work and community commitments. Mrs. Deignan is alive in her faith and filled with abundant joy and energy in sharing her profound love for and adoration of Jesus Christ. (She did not write this, by the way. This is website volunteer Catherine Waldron writing this. It is true!) Mrs. Deignan truly understands and herself experiences the challenges and joys of raising children as a Catholic parent. In addition to her service to our parish, Mrs. Deignan teaches at a Catholic school and participates in family and community activities in her hometown of Dracut. If you have not yet done so, introduce yourself to her when you see her at church or at a family dinner night or other parish activity. She invites all parishioners to assist and participate in this exciting new family-based program that replaces traditional classroom-based CCD in our parish.