FAITH FORMATION - Session Times Mondays - 6:30 - 7:45pm and Tuesdays - 5:30 - 6:45pm Grades 1 thru 8 *Kindergarten will be offered each evening depending upon enrollment interests and cathecist availability.
Currently taking registration for 2019-2020 Calendar Year
2019/2020 Calendar - NO MORE THAN FOUR ABSENCES ALLOWED
SEPTEMBER - Sessions Begin 9th and 10th; 16th and 17th, 23rd and 24th and 30th OCTOBER - 1st, 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th, 21st and 22nd, 28th and 29th NOVEMBER - 4th only, 11th and 12th, 18th and 19th, 25th and 26th DECEMBER - 2nd and 3rd, 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th, Christmas Break JANUARY 2020 - Sessions resume - 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th, 21st only, 27th and 28th FEBRUARY - 3rd and 4th, 10th and 11th, Mid-Winter Break, 24th and 25th MARCH - 2nd and 3rd, 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th, 23rd and 24th, 30th and 31st Sessions End
PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES IF THEY APPLY TO YOUR STUDENT(S) First Reconciliation/First Eucharist 10-14 and 10-15-19 Meeting in Church during class time 12-7-19 - First Reconciliation Retreat & Celebration 9:30-Noon 3-21-20 - First Eucharist Retreat 9:30-11:00am
**Two group celebrations: Saturday May 2, 2020 at 4:30 Mass or Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Noon Mass Rehearsal on Wednesday before at 6:30pm for the Saturday Mass Rehearsal on Thursday before at 6:30pm for the Sunday Mass Confirmation 9-30-2019 and 10-1-2019 Parent/Student Orientation Meeting in Church during class time 11-2-19 Solanus Casey Center 9:30am - 12:00pm 3-8-20 Candidate/Sponsor Retreat
Retreat and Celebration of Confirmation is in the Spring of 2020 - Date to be determined.
FOR THOSE NEW TO OUR PROGRAM:
Admission into the Faith Formation Program (FFP) is open to all the children in the area wanting to learn about their Catholic Faith.
At the time of registration, any child not baptized at St. Joseph Church, Trenton, must present their original Baptismal Certificate. (A copy will be madeand the original returned to you.) If you do not have your certificate, please contact the Church of Baptism and they will provide one for you.
Our requirements are the same as local school district policies. Children in our Kindergarten program must be 5 years old on or before October 1st of that year. First graders must be 6 years old on or before October 1st of that year.
Students who transfer into FFP from other parishes are asked to provide a letter from the previous program that they were enrolled in. This letter should include attendance records, grades/years completed at parish and sacramental information.
We try to limit class size to approximately 15 students. This allows each catechist to establish a personal relationship with each student.
QUESTIONS? Contact our Faith Formation Office at 676-9082 Ext. 21.
SAFETY POLICY: The leadership of our Faith Formation Program along with our catechists are constantly looking for new and improved ways to keep our students in a safe environment. We are allowing parents/guardians to wait for their children in the Activity Center hallway (between the gym and dining room). The children will be dismissed at the gate leading to this area. If you would prefer to wait outside for your child, please indicate that on the form sent home with the registration packet. This form MUST be filled out, one for each child, and turned in to your child’s catechist by the first week of class. Thank you for your understanding and support.
St. Joseph Catholic Church 2565 Third Street Trenton, Michigan 734-676-9082