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Faith Formation K-9

Welcome to the St. Rose of Lima Faith Formation Program

St. Rose of Lima welcomes you to the Faith Formation for your child.

The 2023-24 Faith Formation Program Begins
Sunday, September 24, 2023

Faith Formation Office: 973-379-3912

Faith Formation K-6th Grade:
Jen Engelbart
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Faith Formation 7th-10th Grade:
Liz Jessen
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Steve Togher

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Register for Faith Formation 2023-2024:
Rosemarie Sabatella
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Registration Instructions & 2023-24 Calendar:
Faith Formation Program Details & Registration Instructions
Faith Formation 2023-2024 Calendar 

Faith Formation of SRL Kidz and their Families

Our Goal for Faith FormationFF1

Foundational to St Rose of Lima’s Faith Formation process is the understanding that the most important catechesis we give to our children is the Sunday Mass. First and foremost this endeavor is rooted in the Word of God on Sunday, the day of the Church.

To achieve the goal, SRL’s Faith Formation is a Family Based program centered around gathering for Sunday Mass. Mass is the first level of catechesis. Families are
encouraged to participate in Sunday Mass weekly and be involved FF4in the faith of their children through Parish faith formation. Our grade appropriate sessions are centered around theWord of God proclaimed at Mass.

Program Overview

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is weekly during 9:30am Mass on Sunday
for children grades K-3rd. They return at the Presentation of the Gifts for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

1st and 3rd Grade have monthly session in addition the weekly CLOW.

2nd Grade is Sacramental formation. The session focus on First Reconciliation and First Communion, in addition to weekly CLOW.

4th and 5th Grade meet following the Mass with a parent for Family Catechesis session centering on the Word of God proclaimed during Mass.

6th Grade is introduction to the Bible structure. Focus on searching and using
the Bible not only for Sunday readings, also the Joyful Mysteries, Eucharistic  FF1
Mysteries, Sorrowful Mysteries and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.

7th and 8th Grade have small group discussions with facilitators based on Sunday
Word proclaimed. 9th Grade is Confirmation. The focus is Youth doing Ministry through service leading up to celebrating the Sacrament.


Sacramental Formation: First Reconciliation and First CommunionFF19

Candidates for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion are typically 7 years of age or older. All children must be baptized prior to receiving First Reconciliation and First Communion.

First Reconciliation preparation focuses on helping the children appreciate that  God loves them and is always ready to forgive them. First Communion preparation draws the children into a fuller and more active participation in the life of the Church. Through hands-on activities, being part of a community, praying with others and attending Mass children continue learn of the importance of God as  they come to the Table for the first time.

Jesus Day is the final exciting step prior to First Communion. The children and parents gather to create their Communion Banners and family breakfast. Their banners are proudly displayed on their family pew the day of their Communion.FF18

First Reconciliation Dates
February 24, 2024
February 26, 2024

First Communion Dates
April 14 - 28, 2024
FF212nd Grade Sessions
October 8, 2023

October 22, 2023
October 29, 2023
November 12, 2023
November 26, 2023

December 10, 2023
January 14, 2024
January 28, 2024
February 11, 2024FF22
February 25, 2024
March 10, 2024
March 17, 2024
April 7, 2024 - Jesus Day Breakfast, following final session

Additional information is available in Sacraments/First Reconcilliation and First Communion,
select this link to be transferred now.

Sacrament of ConfirmationFF24

9th Graders continue their faith formation receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Confirmation candidates follow a model of Youth doing Ministry where we encourage students to volunteer in service projects. The Candidates participate
in a retreat;  Living the Stations of the Cross on Palm Sunday. Prior to celebrating the sacrament, the candidates participate in a Holy Hour including an opportunity
for one-on-one with a confessor for the sacrament of Penance prior to Confirmation.

Confirmation will be held on May 12, 2024.

Confirmation Sessions
September 24, 2023
October 29, 2023
November 26, 2023
December 10, 2023
January 28, 2024 - Sponsor Declaration & Brunch
February 11, 2024
February 25, 2024
March 10, 2024
March 24, 2024 - Living the Station of the Cross Palm Sunday
May 10, 2024 - Holy Hour

Additional information and required forms are available in Sacraments/Confirmation,
select this link to be transferred now.

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