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Faith Formation

Faith Formation

 Dear Families:

It is time to begin planning for the 2017-2018 Christian Formation Program. We look forward to having your child/youth back in our program, and of course, welcome new families and new kindergarten and first graders.

Attached is an explanation of our different programs and a volunteer form in case you feel the call to help in our various programs and grade levels. All the registration form can be found in our newly updated website www.stromans.com under the Faith Formation tab. You can also stop by the parish office Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm to fill out in person.

Registrations are due as soon as possible before August 20th to avoid late fee charges

Please turn them in ASAP as we need to order materials and begin recruiting volunteers at this time.  A $25.00 deposit per child/youth is required at the time you turn in your registration.  The remaining payment is due by August 20th to avoid late fee charges. If you need to make a payment plan please talk to Elizabeth when you turn in your registration. 

 

St. Roman Parish

Attn: Elizabeth Melendez-Jop

1710 West Bolivar Avenue

Milwaukee WI 53221

 

 

Detail information regarding class schedules & Kick Off will be available at a later date.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 414-421-2442.

 

 

Our theme for this new Catechetical year will be “Living as Missionary Disciples” our focus this year will be service in our church and in the community for all the grades levels in our program. Please consider being part of this year by helping in our service opportunities.

 

Thank you for your continued support of our program!

 

Elizabeth Melendez-Jop

Director of Christian Formation

emelendez@stromans.com

 

Explanation of our Programs

 

Registration Forms

Please find all of the registration forms, program fees and emergency forms in our website: www.stromans.com under the faith formation tab

 

Grades K4-8

We offer a weekly format for children in grades K4-8.  They meet 3 Sundays a month from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM this includes Sunday Mass. Beginning in September and concluding in May. Because mass is now part of the program we encourage parents and siblings to attend mass with the student in our faith formation program. 

 

Middle School Youth in grades 6-8

In addition to Religious Education, we will be having a day of Reflection St. John Bosco Day at Holy Hill and a Day Retreat at the Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally in Carroll University in Waukesha.  This is a required part of our program.  

 

9th and 10th grade Pre-Confirmation

Classes will happen once a month, starting with the 10:30am mass then 2 hours of class and service opportunities once a month as well. Youth will choose which projects they want to do.

 

Both 9th and 10th grade participation is required to be confirmed in 11th grade.

For Public High School youth, this means coming to the classes, participating in service projects, participating in a one day retreat at Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally and Day of Reflection at St. John Bosco Youth Day in Holy Hill.   

 

For youth in Catholic High Schools, you will be required to attend our service project every other month, one day retreat and one day of reflection.  You will not be required to attend the regular classes.

 

Confirmation (11th grade)

Classes will happen once a month, starting with the 10:30am mass then 2 hours of class and service opportunities once a month as well. Youth will choose which projects they want to do.

 

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 at Inspiration Retreat Center. 

 

Preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Communion

  Immediate preparation for First Eucharist and First Reconciliation is done on a parish-wide basis.  This means that students from both the Religious Education program and the St. Roman Parish School will come together on selected Sunday’s mornings to prepare for these Sacraments.  Students in second grade or older begin preparing for Reconciliation (First Confession) in September and will receive the Sacrament in December.   They will then begin preparing for First Eucharist in January and will receive the Sacrament in early May.  For children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion, students MUST have completed the first grade year or one year of an older grade of Religious Education before starting the year of immediate preparation for the Sacraments.  This means that they will be completing their second year of Religious Education when they receive First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  This is an Archdiocesan requirement. 

 

RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults & Children who are 7 year or older that need baptism

 

We offer a weekly format for Adults & Children that need to be baptized. Children need to be 7 year or older to be in the program. They meet 3 Sundays a month from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM this includes Sunday Mass. Beginning in September and concluding in May.    Because mass is now part of the program we encourage parents and siblings to attend mass with the student in our program. 

 

 

Religious Education is open to all parishioners. Please keep in mind that we will not turn anyone away because they cannot afford to pay

We encourage whole family participation, so please, if the cost is a problem; contact Elizabeth at the parish office at 282-9063 Ext. 14



For more Faith Formation information please contact:

Elizabeth Meléndez-Jop,Director of Christian Formation
414-282-9063, Ext. 14 emelendez@stromans.com