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Faith Formation

Preschool Age 3 to Kindergarten
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children that is based on the conviction that God and the child are in relationship.  This approach, rooted in the Bible and the Liturgy of the Church, provides children the use of hands-on materials to work with as they internalize the great mysteries of our Faith.
 
Session Times
Mondays 4:30-5:45pm OR 6-7pm
Wednesdays 4:00-5:15pm OR 5:30-6:45pm

Full '22-'23 schedule is available on the CGS page

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, inspired by the principles of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Children will exit the main sanctuary with their teachers & 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 place to pick up your child’s nametag so we can meet you and your child. This fall Children’s Liturgy will begin in October and continue through June.  Sign-up will be required as space is limited.
 
Sundays at the 9 & 11 Masses, 2x/month. 
- All Saints Playgroup provides families of All Saints Catholic Church the opportunity to socialize and develop friendships within an atmosphere of shared beliefs. The playgroup meets monthly during the school year and weekly during the summer. All ages are welcome.
- Family Ministry - Join us for gatherings (quarterly/seasonal) for a chance to meet other families and enjoy a time of fellowship and learning.
- Seasonal Events:
Advent
Christmas
All Saints Day
- Super Saturday Service Day (SSSD) events are hosted by the All Saints SSSD team and provide an opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to come together to serve.  All events are targeted to be child and family-friendly. Each event has a social teaching focus. Signups are requested for all events.
- St. Paul March for Life - Join other families from All Saints in attending the local March for Life at the State Capital each January.
What is Little Flowers?
A Fun, Flexible, Faith-filled Catholic Club for girls! Little Flowers Girls’ Club® is a Catholic club for girls ages 5 and up that teaches virtues through scripture, saints’ biographies, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This beautiful, authentically Catholic program, has delighted and instilled in our girls a love of our Catholic Faith for over 25 years. It consists of four years of study: Wreaths I, II, III, and IV. Each Wreath consists of nine virtues. Like a scouting program, girls earn badges for the virtues they have practiced, and life skills they have learned. But unlike most scouting organizations, the girls learn and earn their badges through a distinctly Catholic lens. This Catholic to the Core program relies on the stories of the saints, Sacred Scripture, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 
 
What is Blue Knights?
A Fun, Flexible, Faith-filled Catholic Club for boys ages 5 and up. The Blue Knights Catholic Club is a boys’ club aimed at teaching the truths of the Catholic faith to boys through Scripture, saints’ biographies, games, crafts, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This program maps out nine virtues for boys ages 5 and up in the first year, and then follows up with four years covering nine catechetical lessons each. Extra badges and service medals can be earned through activities encouraging a Catholic worldview. Patron saint badges, major badges and medals are all available. Blue Knights is new this year and will run at the same time as Little Flowers provided we have leaders in place. 
 
Meeting Times 
Friday, 2:30-4:15 or 5:00-6:15pm. 1x/month, Sept-May. 

2022-2023 Dates
Sept 23
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
April 21
May 12
Vacation Bible School is an energetic summer camp for children ages 4 & 5. The theme and dates vary from year to year.
 
Summer registration opens in January.
Children Grades 1 to 5
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.
 
In the liturgy, you are much more than simple "helpers of the parish priest." Above all, you are servers of Jesus Christ, of the eternal High Priest. Thus, you, altar servers, are called in particular to be young friends of Jesus. Be determined to go deeper and to cultivate this friendship with him. You will discover that in Jesus you have found a true friend for life.
 
The next training for NEW altar servers will be in early fall.
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, inspired by the principles of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Children will exit the main sanctuary with their teachers & 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 place to pick up your child’s nametag so we can meet you and your child. This fall Children’s Liturgy will begin in October and continue through June.  Sign-up will be required as space is limited.
Family Formation takes a family-focused, thematic-activity approach where 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.

Mondays 6:00-7:00pm.
2022-2023 Dates: 10/1, 11/1* (All Saints Day Mass), 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/17, 5/8.
Formation at Home is for families who would like to use a textbook-based curriculum by doing the lesson 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. 
- All Saints Playgroup provides families of All Saints Catholic Church the opportunity to socialize and develop friendships within an atmosphere of shared beliefs. The playgroup meets monthly during the school year and weekly during the summer. All ages are welcome.
- Family Ministry - Join us for gatherings (quarterly/seasonal) for a chance to meet other families and enjoy a time of fellowship and learning.
- Seasonal Events:
Advent
Christmas
All Saints Day
- Super Saturday Service Day (SSSD) events are hosted by the All Saints SSSD team and provide an opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to come together to serve.  All events are targeted to be child and family-friendly. Each event has a social teaching focus. Signups are requested for all events.
- St. Paul March for Life - Join other families from All Saints in attending the local March for Life at the State Capital each January.
What is Little Flowers?
A Fun, Flexible, Faith-filled Catholic Club for girls! Little Flowers Girls’ Club® is a Catholic club for girls ages 5 and up that teaches virtues through scripture, saints’ biographies, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This beautiful, authentically Catholic program, has delighted and instilled in our girls a love of our Catholic Faith for over 25 years. It consists of four years of study: Wreaths I, II, III, and IV. Each Wreath consists of nine virtues. Like a scouting program, girls earn badges for the virtues they have practiced, and life skills they have learned. But unlike most scouting organizations, the girls learn and earn their badges through a distinctly Catholic lens. This Catholic to the Core program relies on the stories of the saints, Sacred Scripture, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 
 
What is Blue Knights?
A Fun, Flexible, Faith-filled Catholic Club for boys ages 5 and up. The Blue Knights Catholic Club is a boys’ club aimed at teaching the truths of the Catholic faith to boys through Scripture, saints’ biographies, games, crafts, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This program maps out nine virtues for boys ages 5 and up in the first year, and then follows up with four years covering nine catechetical lessons each. Extra badges and service medals can be earned through activities encouraging a Catholic worldview. Patron saint badges, major badges and medals are all available. Blue Knights is new this year and will run at the same time as Little Flowers provided we have leaders in place. 
 
Meeting Times 
Friday, 2:30-4:15 or 5:00-6:15pm. 1x/month, Sept-May. 

2022-2023 Dates
Sept 23
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
April 21
May 12
Families with older children who would like to prepare for Baptism are prepared for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC). These sacraments are received at Easter.
 
RCIC consists of 2-3 sessions per month that run from September—May and align with our adult RCIA program. Sessions are all on Sunday from 10-11am.  

For more details and to register, visit the RCIA Page.

Preparation for these sacraments is typically for children in 2nd or 3rd grade. All Saints prepares children for Reconciliation prior to 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.
Boy Scout Troop 260 is a boy-led Troop that prepares young people to be leaders in the community and individuals of strong character by helping them discover the principles of Scouting by 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, duty to others, and duty to self. In addition to these, scouts learn useful life skills including cooking, camping, first-aid, emergency preparedness, problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, and much more.

Monday Nights 7-8:15pm
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!

Summer registration opens in January.
Young Voices is our choir for youth in second through eighth grade. Students in the Young Voices choir 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.

There are two rehearsal options:
  • Track 1: Mondays, 2:25-3:30pm OR
  • Track 2: Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm

Track 1 and Track 2 rehearse separately but do sing together for Sunday Mass once per month, as well as on Christmas Eve. Singers may join at any point during the year.

Full Schedule available on the Choir Page.
Middle School Grades 6 to 8
Middle School Formation is for families of middle school students who would like to be involved with a small group-based curriculum meeting twice a month. This consists of a large group presentation, small groups, and an experience of prayer.

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, 2x/month.
Fusion nights are open to any students in grades 6-8 and are a great way to experience various Catholic themes, fellowship, meaningful prayer, and discussion. We typically meet Fridays twice a month from 6-8pm.
This is an opportunity for students after school 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 after school.
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.
 
In the liturgy, you are much more than simple "helpers of the parish priest." Above all, you are servers of Jesus Christ, of the eternal High Priest. Thus, you, altar servers, are called in particular to be young friends of Jesus. Be determined to go deeper and to cultivate this friendship with him. You will discover that in Jesus you have found a true friend for life.
 
The next training for NEW altar servers will be in the fall.
Formation at Home is for families who would like to use a textbook-based curriculum by doing the lesson 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. 
Boy Scout Troop 260 is a boy-led Troop that prepares young people to be leaders in the community and individuals of strong character by helping them discover the principles of Scouting by 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, duty to others, and duty to self. In addition to these, scouts learn useful life skills including cooking, camping, first-aid, emergency preparedness, problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, and much more.

Monday Nights 7-8:15pm
Totus Tuus
Catholic Youth Summer Camp
Summer Stretch
 
Summer registration opens in January.
Young Voices is our choir for youth in second through eighth grade. Students in the Young Voices choir 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.

There are two rehearsal options:
  • Track 1: Mondays, 2:25-3:30pm OR
  • Track 2: Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm

Track 1 and Track 2 rehearse separately but do sing together for Sunday Mass once per month, as well as on Christmas Eve. Singers may join at any point during the year.

Full Schedule available on the Choir Page.
High School Grades 9 to 12
An intention gender-based small group experience that allows you to grow in fellowship, accountability, and prayer. We will meet two Sundays per month. The time is TBD.
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 be confirmed into the Catholic Church, 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.