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Faith Formation

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Pre-K to 4th Grade Formation
All Saints Boys/Girls Club is a monthly club for girls and boys in 1st - 4th grade that focuses on community and spiritual growth. Using materials from the Little Flowers and Blue Knights programs we foster a sense of belonging and living a life of virtue through scripture, the lives of the saints, crafts, and games.
 
Children are organized into boys/girls groups of 10-12 with a parent leading each group. Groups rotate through different activities with their group leaders each time.
 
Wednesdays 6:00-7:15pm, 1x/month
 
2023-2024 Dates:
October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 7, March 6, April 10, May 8.
 
Cost: $100

Children in Level 1 (Pre-K & K) spend time enjoying and nurturing their relationship with Jesus the Good Shepherd. They learn that he knows his sheep, he calls them by name, he searches for the lost sheep, and rejoices with the found sheep. Children learn that Jesus is the Light of the World, that his light is stronger than any darkness, and that they have been given his light and life through Baptism.

Children in the Level 2 (1st & 2nd grade) atrium continue to enjoy and nurture their relationship with Jesus, focusing on the Parable of the True Vine. Children ponder the connectedness of the vine and the branches and how to remain in His love. Jesus shows us the way to remain close to him and live together in peace and joy through The Maxims and the Holy Eucharist. Children also learn about the History of the Kingdom of God and are invited to be a part of his kingdom.

Mondays 6:00-7:15, 3-4x/month, Level 1 (Pre-K & K) only.

Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm & 6:00-7:15pm Level 1 and 2.
    A limited number of spots will be available for level 2 for '23-'24.
 
     2023-2024 schedules are available on the CGS page.
 
Cost: $140 
All Saints offers this program for children ages 5-9 years old during the 9:00am and 11:00am Sunday Masses two to three weekends per month. Through this experience of the liturgy, children hear the Sunday readings accompanied by a short teaching in language that is suitable to their age and inspired by the principles of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Children will exit the main sanctuary with their teachers and aides after the introductory rites to meet in the St. Mary’s Chapel and return during the offertory.
 
Before mass each week of Children’s Liturgy, stop by our welcome table in the gathering space to pick up your child’s nametag so we can meet you and your child.
 
Sundays at the 9 & 11 Masses, 2x/month. 
Family Formation takes a family-focused, thematic-activity approach. Groups of families meet monthly to encounter the Lord together and to encourage each other to live as the Domestic Church in and through their home and family life.

Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm, 1x/month.
Session 1 - October - January
Session 2 - January - May 
 
Cost: $100 per session 
Formation at Home is for families who would like to use a textbook-based curriculum by doing the lessons at home. This consists of parents receiving the parish curriculum and completing lessons at home at their own pace and includes access to an online learning system.  
 
Cost: $40 
What is Little Flowers?
Little Flowers Girls’ Club® is for girls in grades 1-4 and up and teaches virtues through scripture, saints’ biographies, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It consists of four years of study each consisting of nine virtues. Like a scouting program, girls earn badges for the virtues they have practiced, and life skills they have learned.  

 Fleur-de-lis is a small group for girls in grades 5-8 who meet on a regular basis and assist in running the                              Little Flowers monthly meetings. Dates and times are set by the group each year. 
 
What is Blue Knights?
The Blue Knights Catholic Club is a club for boys in grades 1-5 aimed at teaching virtue through Scripture, saints’ biographies, games, crafts, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This program maps out nine virtues in the first year and then follows up with four years covering nine catechetical lessons each. 
 
Fridays, 2:30-4:15. 1x/month, Sept-May. 

2023-2024 Dates
September 15, October 13, November 10, December 15, January 12, February 9, March 1, April 12, May 10
 
Cost: $40 
Does your child love to sing?  Join the Young Voices choir (Grades 2-8) to experience the JOY of singing the beautiful music of our Catholic faith at Mass.  Singing in a choir gives children the opportunity to use their gifts and talents to bring glory to God, lead the congregation in prayer, and expand their musical skills.
 
Two rehearsal options:
Track 1: MONDAYS 2:25-3:30pm, OR
Track 2: MONDAYS 4:30-5:30pm
 
Track 1 and Track 2 rehearse separately but sing together for Sunday Mass once per month, as well as Christmas Eve. Singers may join at any point during the year. Email Carissa at [email protected] for more information. Registration is through Faith Formation. (All Saints students can sign up for Young Voices at Back to School Night.)
 
Carissa Bartlett co-directs Young Voices with Kathy Borgen, Director of Music and Liturgy.
 
Cost: $10 for Sept-Dec: $10 for Jan-May; OR $15 for the entire year
 

Preparation for these sacraments is typically for children in 2nd or 3rd grade. All Saints prepare children for Reconciliation before First Eucharist. The program includes 3 components: parent-led lessons, parent & child sessions, and activity days.

  • Reconciliation preparation takes place starting in September with the celebration in November.
  • First Eucharist preparation takes place in the winter and early spring with celebrations after Easter.
 
For more details and to register visit the First Eucharist Page.
Families with older children who would like to prepare for Baptism are prepared for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) through the Order of Christian Initiation for Children (OCIC).
 
Preparation plans and scheduling is done on an individual basis. 

Contact Karl Horwath to discuss a plan for your child.
Boy Scout Troop 260 is a Troop that prepares young men to be leaders in the community and individuals of strong character by helping them discover the principles of Scouting through participation in advancement and recognition, camping, community service, STEM, and high adventure activities.
 
 
Cub Scouts is a program for young boys (Kindergarten through 5th grade) designed to develop each scout’s faith, citizenship, character, and fitness. Scouting instills a dedication to three duties; duty to God and country, to others, and to self. In addition, scouts learn useful life skills including cooking, camping, first-aid, emergency preparedness, problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, and more.

Totus Tuus
Totus Tuus is a fun and energetic summer camp-style program for children in grades one through five. College students and seminarians from the Archdiocese will be here with their energy and faith to spread the good news!
 
Vacation Bible School
VBS is an energetic summer camp for children ages 4 & 5. The theme and dates vary from year to year.
 
Summer registration is open, Click Here.
5th-8th Grade Formation
5th & 6th Grade Formation is for families who would like their children to be involved with a small group-based formation program where their children are known, loved, and cared for. Starting this year, the 5-6 grade students and the 7-8 grade students will be broken out into two different groups. We meet twice a month and each session consists of a large group presentation, small group time, and prayer.
 
Wednesdays 6:00-7:15pm, 2x/month
Cost: $160

2023-2024 Dates: 
October 4
November 1, 15
December 6
January 17, 31
February 14, 28
March 13, 27
April 17
May 8
 
 
Why have 5th/6th and 7th/8th as separate groups?

Switching to separate 5/6 and 7/8 grade groups will better address developmental needs, foster a stronger community, and offer more relevant teachings. Tailoring to each group allows personalized attention while building intimate connections among peers. Your child will be able to better engage with teachings applicable to their age and school life.

The 7th & 8th Grade Formation is for families who would like their children to be involved with a small group where their children are known, loved, and cared for. We meet twice a month and each session consists of a large group presentation, small group time, and prayer.

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, 2x/month.
Cost: $160 

2023-2024 Dates: 
October 11
November 8, 29
December 13
January 10, 24
February 7, 21
March 6, 20
April 10 
May 1
 
Formation @Home is for families who would like to use a textbook-based curriculum by doing the lessons at home. This consists of parents receiving the parish curriculum and completing lessons at home at their own pace and includes access to an online learning 
system.
 
Cost: $40  
All Saints youth in grade five and older who have received their First Communion, are invited to become Altar Servers. Experienced servers may be trained as Lead Servers.
 
The next training for NEW altar servers will be in the fall.
Middle School Youth Ministry (6th - 8th)

Fusion nights are when our Catholic School Middle Schoolers and our Public School Middle Schoolers "fuse" together with big events that happen 4-5 times. These events include Jesus Nights, Middle School Christmas Open Gym, ½ Nighter, and Middle School Dance. If you are participating in one of our Faith Formation programs these events are free. These events are social events that are open to any students in grades 6-8 and are a great way to experience fun, community, prayer experiences, and time to be a middle school teen.

 

Fusion Night 1: Back to School Cookout
September 22, 6-9pm 

Fusion Night 2: Christmas Open Gym
December 29, noon-4pm

Fusion Night 3: ½ Nighter
May 3, 6pm-midnight

Fusion Night 4: Middle School Dance
May 17, 6-9pm

Fusion Night 5: Jesus Night
TBD

This is an after school opportunity for students to grow in community and fellowship in our Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Youth Room. These Open Youth Rooms occur monthly on a Friday from 2:30-3:30pm.
 

2023-2024 Dates
September 29, October 27, November 10, December 29, January 19, February 2, March 22, April 19

Fusion Fun Week
Catholic Youth Summer Camp
Summer Stretch
 
Summer registration opens in January.
Does your child love to sing?  Join the Young Voices choir (Grades 2-8) to experience the JOY of singing the beautiful music of our Catholic faith at Mass.  Singing in a choir gives children the opportunity to use their gifts and talents to bring glory to God, lead the congregation in prayer, and expand their musical skills.
 
Two rehearsal options:
Track 1: MONDAYS 2:25-3:30pm, OR
Track 2: MONDAYS 4:30-5:30pm
 
Track 1 and Track 2 rehearse separately but sing together for Sunday Mass once per month, as well as Christmas Eve. Singers may join at any point during the year. Email Carissa at [email protected] for more information. Registration is through Faith Formation. (All Saints students can sign up for Young Voices at Back to School Night.)
 
Carissa Bartlett co-directs Young Voices with Kathy Borgen, Director of Music and Liturgy.
 
Cost: $10 for Sept-Dec: $10 for Jan-May; OR $15 for the entire year
 
High School Grades 9 to 12
High School Youth Night is our monthly gathering for any students in grades 9-12. No registration is required just drop in.

Wednesdays 6-8pm, 1x/month

2023-2024 Dates
September 27 
November 1, 29
December 29 (*Friday)
January 31
February 28
March 27
April 17
May 28 – Moving Up Day

Confirmation Prep is a two-year program open to high schoolers who seek the Sacrament of Confirmation. We will tackle various aspects of the Catholic faith to help prepare you to receive Confirmation, and give you the tools needed to continue living out your Catholic witness after being confirmed. This program will run 2x per month, you can choose to attend class on Sundays from 10:30am-Noon or Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm.
Steubenville
Summer Stretch Peer Leaders 
VBS Peer Leaders 
 
Summer registration opens in January