Faith Formation


At St. Patrick’s we use a program called A Family of Faith.  The Catholic Church teaches that parents are the primary educators of their children.  We see our role in the Faith Formation department at St. Patrick’s as helping to equip parents to form and educate their children, and to help build a vibrant community of Catholic families who can support and uplift each other.

Family of Faith

The Family of Faith program is the primary Faith Formation program for children here at St. Patrick’s.  This is a new movement in faith formation that is responding to a growing need not just for children to be taught the faith, but their parents to be given tools to bring catholic education and formation into the home.  In a world with more and more noise and confusion it is important that parents are equipped to create homes that respond to the call for families to be the Domestic Church. The Family of Faith program is a 4 year cycle, each year focusing on a different pillar of our faith.  The families come together once a month for our Family of Faith meetings.  The topic for the month is presented, families work together on one of the lessons and activities for the month and then the meeting ends with social time for the families to connect with one another.

Sacramental Preparation Classes

In the Diocese of Manchester children in second grade make their First Reconciliation (First Penance).  Third grade students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and receive their First Holy Communion at the same Mass celebrated by the bishop.  Our classes for these children are 1 hour once a month (sometimes twice a month).  They are separate from the Family of Faith meetings and children enrolled in the Sacrament Preparation classes must also be enrolled in our Family of Faith program with their families.  Children must take these classes to receive their sacraments.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a wonderful program we are blessed to be able to offer here at St. Patrick's.  Children may enroll in CGS lessons to supplement the lessons they receive in the Family of Faith Program.  Lessons are given in the Atrium a beautiful space full of materials that draw children into the wonder and mystery of God and His truths.

Please direct any questions you may have regarding registration requirements to Mary Pollock, Director of Faith Formation at

     Please click here to register for faith formation online.  



 2021-2022 Family of Faith Meeting Dates

November 13: 9:45am in Assumption Hall, 10:30 at St. Patrick's Cemetery                            

December 5                               

January 9        

February 13                                 

March 13                                         

April 10                       

May 1: Easter Party/last meeting of the year






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