Children's Faith Formation
Welcome to our Faith Formation program! Children in grades 1-10 are introduced to the message and mission of Jesus Christ. Helping others encounter the Living Christ is a fundamental goal of all catechesis. Our dedicated teachers strive to create an environment of hospitality, where their witness gives expression to the loving presence of God. Their teaching encourages children to deepen their faith, and inspires children to grow in understanding and knowledge of our Catholic beliefs, instilling a great love of Christ.
Our Faith Formation program is a supplemental program complementing the spiritual and religious formation that is ongoing in the homes of our families. We recognize parents as "the first and foremost educators of their children," and the first to communicate the faith to their children. Our program has the fundamental task of complementing, reinforcing, and extending the family’s efforts.
All Students are encouraged to attend Mass weekly.
All Parishes in our Collaborative will return to in-person classes this Fall. We are evaluating any precautions that may be necessary for the health and well-being of our families. We will follow all guidance from the Archdiocese of Boston and the state of Massachusetts.
Current Pricing 2021-2022
$85 for 1 Child
$125 for 2 Children
$150 for 3 or more Children
Please note, if payment for Faith Formation is a financial hardship for your family, please reach out to the Faith Formation Office.
Additional Costs: Retreat Fees
$20 retreat fee Grade 2
$50 retreat fee grade 9 and 10
There are three options for Faith Formation:
In Person Classes are held during the academic school year (Sept – Apr) for our youth in grades 1- 10. Classes take place biweekly on Sundays.
Our Summer Program offers classes for 2 two week sessions during the summer, for students in grades 3 – 8. The Summer program was canceled for 2020 and 2021. It will resume in the summer of 2022. Student in this program are required to attend special events during the year.
Homeschool / Hybrid: The homeschool/hybrid program will be available to grades 3-8. The program will involve teaching at home and completing home lessons on-line. The curriculum for grades 3-6 William H. Sadlier Christ in Us on-line component. The curriculum for grades 6-8 will involve Google Classroom Assignments at home. Additional required dates for special events, celebrations, sacraements and retreats may also be required over the course of the year. See registration schedules for details by grade level.
The First Communion Program (grades 1 and 2) and the Confirmation Program (grades 9 and 10) are both two year programs to prepare your children for the Sacraments. Click below for more information on the individual programs.
For More Information on Faith Formation Schedules and Registration for 2020/2021
There will be no in-person classes this year at St. Kateri Church due to the fact that the religious education house is being sold and a new facility is being built. We do not know the date of completion on the new center, for this reason we will hold classes at St. Peter Parish for the St. Kateri students. Families will also have the choice of homeschooling or Our Lady of Lourdes. Thank you for your understanding.
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Class Cancellation Policy:
As a reminder, our cancellation policy is as follows: In the event that Plymouth schools are canceled due to inclement weather, Faith Formation classes at St. Peters/St. Kateri will be canceled. In the event that Carver schools are canceled due to inclement weather, faith formation classes at Our Lady of Lourdes will be canceled. If it starts to snow after school has begun, or in regards to Sunday morning classes, a decision will be made regarding the cancellation of classes. An announcement will be made on local news stations as well as our Parish Facebook Pages.
As always parents should use their discretion when sending their children to religious education classes.
Catechists assist parents in the teaching of their children of Christ’s love and of the teachings of the Catholic Church. Catechists also assist in the preparation of young people to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. No formal teaching experience is necessary, only a desire to share their faith with the young people of St. Peter’s. They must be a faithful Catholic, who has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation and participates regularly in the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church.
Co-catechists, substitute catechists, hall monitors and other volunteers: This group of volunteers assist the catechists and the Administrator of Religious Education in very necessary and supportive roles.