FAITH FORMATION


Parents and Guardians, please note that the calendar may have adjustments during the year. Parent meetings for sacrament preparation will be announced.
CALENDAR 2019-20

OCTOBER

6th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-10); 11th Grade Confirmation Retreat begin with 11:00AM Mass at St. Joes going until 6PM

13th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11); 10th Grade Class Liturgy 9AM
20th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11)

27th - TEEN SHEPHERDS- CHARITY DINNER HELP grades 7-11; Day of service grades 1-6 (Teacher Certification course)

NOVEMBER

1st - All Saints Day

3rd - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11) Safe Environemnt presentation 1-6*; 11th Grade Class Liturgy 11:30
10th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11) Safe Environemnt presentation 7-11*
17th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11)
24th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-6) cards for shut -ins; TEEN SHEPHERDS Thanksgiving Outreach 10AM to 2PM
*Safe Envriornment presentation dates are subject to change


DECEMBER

1st - No Class Happy Thanksgiving

8th - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; 1st-6th Class 10-11:30/ Blessed Christmas Tradition rehearsal 6th grade from 10:10-11:30/ other grades 11:00-11:30 in church; Teen Shepherd Cookie Bake grades 7-11 attend 9am mass then 10am to 2pm; Confirmation Class to Deliver Cookies from NOON - 2:00PM
15th - Blessed Christmas Tradition- All school involvement- 7-11 run luncheon and Santa and Carols (beginning with 11:30 mass until ? / 1st thru 6th grade to participate in the Nativity play after 11:30 mass)
22nd - No Classes- Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas

29th - No Classes- Celebrate the New Year

JANUARY

1st - Have a wonderful and Blessed New Year

5th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11)

12th - 9th grade Liturgy 11:30 Mass
19th - Teaching Mass all students attend with teachers 9AM Mass (teacher certification course)

26th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11)

FEBRUARY

2nd - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11)

9th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11); 7th & 8th Liturgy 9AM
16th - Teacher cerfifcation course -- HOME Lesson
23rd - 7th- 11th- Teen Enrichment- Adoration for 7-11th during class time-teacher lead. Father will provide confessions and any class is invited to attend.

MARCH

1st - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11); (Adoration in church for 1st thru 3rd Grade- Teacher Lead).

8th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11)
14th - Saturday 2nd grade Reconcilation Retreat and sacrament 10:00AM -NOON
15th - Class 10:00 - 11:20 (grades 1-11) (Adoration in church for 4th thru 6th grade-teacher lead- Father will provide confessions for anyone interested. Any class may attend.
22nd - Class 10:00 - 11:20 (grades 1-11) Living Stations practice

29th - Class 10:00 - 11:20 (grades 1-11) Living Stations practice
Confirmation Mass Date to be determined by the diocese

APRIL

5th - Class 10:00 - 11:20 (grades 1-11) Living Stations preformance time TBA; grades 1-6 cards for shut-ins

12th - Easter (Rejoice for he has Risen) NO CLASS

19th - Class 10:00am-11:20am (grades 1-11)
25th - Saturday 3rd grade retreat 10:00AM - NOON
26th - Last Class- All School Party

MAY

3rd - First Holy Communion




MASS SCHEDULE

Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 8:30am
Wednesday: 7:00PM
Saturday: 6:00 pm (Vigil)
Sunday: 9:00 am and 11:30 am

Holydays: 8:30 am and 7:00 pm

PROGRAMS

PRAYER CHAIN: For intentions, please call 724-977-3369

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every First Friday from 9:00 AM until noon.

ROSARY: During October and May, before the 9:00AM Sunday Mass.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: During Lent, Friday evenings at 7:00 PM.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Baptisms are scheduled by appointment, six (6) weeks in advance and take place during the weekend Masses or Sunday afternoons. Pre-Baptism sessions are required. During Lent and Advent, Baptisms usually are not scheduled.

RECONCILIATION: Saturday afternoon from
5:15 – 5:45 PM or anytime by appointment.

MATRIMONY: By appointment at least six months in advance.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK: We want to celebrate this sacrament whenever anyone is in need due to illness, the infirmity that comes with age or any other time it is desired. Please call the Pastor at the rectory number, extension 11. Communal celebrations of this sacrament are scheduled several times throughout the year at a weekend Mass.

HOLY ORDERS: Some men fulfill a call to holiness by serving as priests or permanent deacons. Men who feel that call should call the pastor.

FAITH FORMATION

RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process the Church offers to those who have not been Baptized, or Confirmed or admitted to First Communion as children in Religious Education. It is also the path to Full Communion in the Catholic Church for those Baptized in another faith. Please call the Religious Education office or the Pastor.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: For grade and high school students is conducted during the school year for grades 1-11 on Sunday from 10:00 AM until 11:20 AM in the Faith Formation Building. Call the Religious Education office for more information.