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St. Catherine of Sweden Parish is committed to helping develop the faith life of all of its members, from preschool-aged children to adults. Following are some of the programs offered for the children and youth of our Parish. Please note that all students in grades 1 - 8 are required to be enrolled in the Faith Formation program. (Students attending Catholic schools are exempt from attending Faith Formation classes, but are still required to participate in Sacramental preparation programs offered by the Parish.)

Faith Formation Programs

All classes will be held on the St. Catherine of Sweden Campus.
Students are permitted no more than three Absences per year.

Sunday Morning Session  - 10:30 am - Noon - Gr. 1 to 8

  • Children grades 1 - 5 are required to attend two Family Sessions and two Faith Formation Masses with their parents/guardian.  Dates TBA.

  • All Middle School (Gr. 6 - 8) are required to attend two Edge Middle School Youth Group sessions per year.  Dates TBA.

  • Classes are scheduled to begin on September 17, 2017.

Monday Early Session - 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm - CGS to Gr. 8

  • Children grades 1 - 5 are required to attend two Family Sessions and two Faith Formation Masses with their parents/guardian.  Dates TBA.

  • All Middle School (Gr. 6 - 8) are required to attend two Edge Middle School Youth Group sessions per year.  Dates TBA.

  • Classes are scheduled to begin on September 18, 2017.

Monday Evening Session - 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm - CGS to Gr. 8

  • Children grades 1 - 5 are required to attend two Family Sessions and two Faith Formation Masses with their parents/guardian.  Dates TBA.

  • All Middle School (Gr. 6 - 8) are required to attend two Edge Middle School Youth Group sessions per year.  Dates TBA.

  • Classes are scheduled to begin on September 18, 2017.

Wednesday Evening Session - 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm - CGS to 8

  • Children grades 1 - 5 are required to attend two Family Sessions and two Faith Formation Masses with their parents/guardian.  Dates TBA.

  • All Middle School (Gr. 6 - 8) are required to attend two Edge Middle School Youth Group sessions per year.  Dates TBA.

  • Classes are scheduled to begin on September 20, 2017.

Home-School Program - Home-School Option for Gr. 1, 3, 4, & 5
Students follow the program syllabus and complete the lessons at home with their families. Electronic assessments (E-Assessments) must be completed for each chapter. These assessments are due by 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, according to the program syllabus. Please note: Home-Schooling is not an option for Gr. 2, 6, 7 or 8.

  • Children are required to attend two Family Sessions and two Faith Formation Masses with their parents/guardian. Dates TBA.*

  • *Homeschool families are asked to choose the Monday or Wednesday Session for these requirements.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

This faith formation program is based on Montessori methods where scripture and liturgy are brought together to manifest the love of Christ into the child's life early. The child must be 3 years old by June 1, 2017. The child's formation takes place in a special room called the Atrium with hand-made materials. Sessions include presentation of scripture, the gestures of the Mass, and parables of Jesus, along with communal prayer. The Atrium is where the child falls in love with Jesus, the Good Shepherd. For more information, please email Julie Thimons at ccd@stcatherineofsweden.org.

EDGE Middle School Youth Ministry (MSYG)

EDGE is a highly successful Catholic middle school youth program designed to deepen the faith of students in grades 6 - 8 while at the same time providing them with the opportunity to socialize with people in their age group and discuss issues that are pertinent in their lives.  Please contact Brian Duggan at briand@stcatherineofsweden.org for more information.

Ninth Grade Confirmation Preparation

Ninth Grade Students preparing for Confirmation are enrolled in this program.  Students attend the Confirmation Retreat, submit a Saint Report and Service Hours project, attend Confirmation interviews and the Rite of Commitment. Please contact Brian Duggan at briand@stcaterineofsweden.org for more information.