Elementary School

Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

Mark 10:14

We welcome your children to our Faith Formation Program. Our programs provide classroom teaching on the components of our Catholic faith along with opportunities for parent instruction and involvement, prayer, retreat and service opportunities. As a parent, you are the first and best instructor of your child. Our programs are here to support your efforts to help your children grow in their faith and at the same time, help deepen your faith and commitment to the church community.

Forms for registration, classes and retreats can be found in the Forms section of this webpage, in the gathering area of the church or by contacting the Faith Formation Office at 371-9521 or smcsecff@nycap.rr.com.

Elementary Grades K-5

There are two 8 week sessions for grades K-5. Classes are held on Sunday from 9:15-10:15am or on Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm. This grade level uses the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies for their curriculum. This resource follows the Sunday gospels of the liturgical year in a “weekly reader” type of format. It helps give our younger members a better understanding of the weekly gospel readings and offers ideas on how to live the gospel message. Supplemental information for parents can be found on the Pflaum website at www.pflaum.com.

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is done in the second grade. Those wishing to celebrate the sacrament are required to complete one year of faith formation prior to preparing for these sacraments. If you have an older child who needs to celebrate these sacraments, please contact the Faith Formation Office and we can tailor a program to accommodate your child. We also welcome and encourage families who have children with special needs to contact the faith formation office to discuss the resources that are available to you.