ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADES 4K-8
Elementary and Middle School Formation Overview
Pope Francis's message directs our mission in walking beside your family on our Catholic faith journey.
“The family is the fundamental locus of the covenant between the church and God’s creation.”
Our program creates the opportunity for all members of the family to learn and grow with their peers. The grouping of children and youth by age allows for differentiation by social and spiritual needs.
Our Elementary and Middle School Formation programs meet at your home parish, before Sunday Mass at St. Catherine and after Sunday Mass at St. Joan of Arc. Adult formation is offered at the same time as our Elementary and Middle School Formation programs.
By feeding each member of the family based on their needs and current place in the faith journey, we strengthen the family as a whole.
Children in grades 4K-4 are divided by age and meet with catechists to deepen their understanding of Christ and the Catholic faith using the Finding God series by Loyola Press. The curriculum, which includes age appropriate hands on activities and discussion, offers opportunities to meet the benchmarks set by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
2nd Grade Sacramental Preparation
Second grade students will receive their Sacramental preparation for both First Reconciliation and First Communion during class. Parents and child will also receive additional preparation for these Sacraments at a separate family meeting.
We Need Your Help!
Consider being a host family for the weekend program. Contribution is key to self esteem in children, this is an opportunity to work as a family and serve our parish.
Middle School Formation
Children in grades 5-8 will spend time both as a large group as well as breakout groups.
Middle School Development
This age is unique in that children are more socially motivated and engaged with their peers. Offering opportunity for structured social connection is an important part of the catechesis for this age to meet their social and spiritual needs. Both must be met in conjunction to provide an effective and meaningful experience.
They will be guided by their catechists as they deepen their understanding of Christ and their own faith journey supported by the Finding God series by Loyola Press. The curriculum, which includes age appropriate activities and discussion, offers opportunities to meet the benchmarks set by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Family Fellowship and Adult Formation
Our formation classes always includes Mass, as liturgy is an important part of our formation and relationship with God. Either before or after Mass, we join for fellowship and then children and adults separate for sharing and learning. New this year—all adults in our parishes are invited together for the opportunity to grow in their faith and vocation as Catholic adults. Our focus for Adult Formation this year will be building connections and sharing of faith stories.
How to Enroll
Registration for the 2022-23 program year is now open!
- Families previously enrolled will receive re-enrollment paperwork via mail and email.
- Families who have not been previously enrolled may complete their registration and payment here.
Learn more about this year's program
More information about Catholic Family Programming: (Click to read)
The Power of Family Faith Formation
A Crisis Among Catholic Families
Towards A Better Education of Children
Spiritual Growth is Real and Needed
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