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Faith Formation

 

 

 

Summer 2019 

Dear Families:

                                

The time has come to begin planning for the 2019-2020 Christian Formation Program. We look forward to having your child/youth back in our program; as well as welcome new families, kindergarteners and first graders! As Fr. Brian explained in his recent letter regarding some human resources shifts at both Parishes, “The time is now to embrace ever more the spirit of collaboration”.  Our Parishes are blessed with wonderful families who treasure their Catholic faith and desire to share this gift with their children.  The best way to provide sustainable programs, while keeping our families and Catechists engaged, is to Collaborate.  

At this time, I would like to introduce our new Youth & Young Adult Minister, Amelia Avila. Amelia will be responsible for our 6th – 10th grade CYF classes and Confirmation Prep Classes. As well as, the development of Youth & Young Adult Ministry events of prayer, service, and social activities. Keep an eye on the bulletin for a short bio of Amelia.  Please help us welcome Amelia by taking the opportunity to meet her during the upcoming registration dates after scheduled masses on August 4th (St. Roman Parish) and August 11th  (St. Charles Borromeo Parish).

Attached is an explanation of our programs including locations where and when classes will be held. You will also be provided with a volunteer form for those interested in helping within our various programs and/or grade levels. All registration forms can be found on our websites www.stromans.com / www.scbmil.org  under the Faith Formation tab. You may also stop into either parish office Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm to fill out forms in person or call the office to request forms to be sent by mail.

REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

 

Please turn in forms ASAP, as we will need to order materials and begin recruiting volunteers at this time.  A $25.00 deposit per child/youth is due once turning in registrations.  A late fee charge will be assessed on any registration received after August 22, 2019. If you need to arrange a payment plan, please speak with Betty Salazar or Amelia Avila once you turn in your registration. 

 

Detailed information regarding class schedules will be available at a later date.

 

Please consider participating in this year by volunteering within our service opportunities. Thank you for your continued support in our program.

 

 

Introducing Our New Collaborative Programs

 

K4 to 5th grade  Students Collaborative Program with 
St. Roman Parish & St. Charles Borromeo Parish

 

Students meet two Sundays a month from 8:45 AM – 10:15AM (September to April). Classes are held at the St. Roman School (1810 W Bolivar Ave). We encourage families to attend the 10:30am English Mass or 12:15pm Spanish Mass. The children will be given a Mass attendance calendar expected to be signed every 

Sunday when attending Mass throughout the duration of the program. St. Charles Borromeo families may attend SCB Mass if they wish to do so. 

 

Junior High (6th to 8th grade) Collaborative Program with 
St. Roman Parish & St. Charles Borromeo Parish

Students meet two Mondays a month from 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM (September to April) at St. Charles Borromeo School (3100 W. Parnell Ave). Aside from regular class sessions, the Junior High students will have the opportunity to attend a full day retreat: Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally - Carroll University; Attendance is required as part of our program. We encourage families to attend Sunday’s 10:30AM English Mass or 12:15PM Spanish Mass. Mass attendance sheets will be required to be filled out each week. St. Charles Borromeo families may attend SCB Mass if they wish to do so.

 

Pre-Confirmation (9th & 10th grade) Collaborative Program with 
St. Roman Parish & St. Charles Borromeo Parish

 

Students meet two Mondays a month from 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM (September to April) at St. Charles Borromeo School (3100 W. Parnell Ave). We encourage families to attend Sunday’s 10:30AM English Mass or 12:15PM Spanish Mass. Both 9th and 10th grade participation is required to receive the sacrament of confirmation as an 11th grader. 

 

Requirements/Expectations:

 

  • For Public High School youth: attending regular classes, participating in service projects, and participating in a one-day retreat.
  • For youth in Catholic High Schools: attend our service projects and a one-day retreat. You will not be required to attend the regular classes.

 

Confirmation (11th & 12th grade) Collaborative Program with 
St. Roman Parish & St. Charles Borromeo Parish

 

Students meet two Mondays a month from 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM (September to April) at St. Charles Borromeo Parish ~ Gathering Space (3100 W. Parnell Ave). We encourage families to attend Sunday’s 10:30am English Mass or 12:15pm Spanish Mass.

 

Candidates who have completed the 9th and 10th grade requirements are eligible for confirmation in 11th grade.  Confirmation class participation is required by all Public and Catholic School students.  This includes classes, attending the service opportunities, and a one-night retreat. 

 

 

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion

 

Preparation for First Communion and First Reconciliation is done on a parish-wide basis. Meaning students from both the Catholic Youth Formation and St. Roman/St. Charles Borromeo Parish Schools will come together on selected Sunday mornings to prepare for these Sacraments.  Students in second grade or above begin preparing for Reconciliation in September and will receive the Sacrament in December. In January, they will begin preparing for First Communion and will receive the sacrament in late April.  Children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion MUST have completed their first-grade year or any year above of Religious Education before beginning preparation of the Sacraments.  Meaning this would be their second year of Religious Education when receiving First Reconciliation and First Communion; this is an Archdiocesan requirement. 

 

 

RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (Children  7+ years old) 
in need of Baptism, Communion & Confirmation 

Students meet two Sundays a month from 8:45 AM – 10:15am (September to April). Classes are held at the St. Roman School (1810 W Bolivar Ave). We encourage families to attend the 10:30am English Mass or 12:15pm Spanish Mass. The children will have a Mass calendar, expected to be signed every Sunday while attending Mass, throughout the duration of the program.  Aside from regular class sessions, there will be extra rituals for the child and godparents; they will be specified in the schedule.

 

RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (18+ years
 in need of  Baptism, Communion & Confirmation or Adults Baptized in a Different Denomination 

Adults meet two Sundays a month from 9:00 AM – 10:15am (October to April). All rituals for this program will take place during the 10:30am St. Roman Parish Mass. Depending on which parish the candidates are part of we can arrange select rituals to be performed at their home parish.

 

Adult Confirmation  18+ years Baptized Catholic and ONLY need Confirmation

 

Students meet two Sundays a month from 9:00 AM – 10:15AM (October to April)