WANT TO JOIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?

If you, or someone you know, want to become Catholic, now’s the time to make that call!

Classes are for:
Non-Catholics who know they want to join or who may be interested in joining but need more information first.
Catholics who have never received the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation.
Married couples of mixed religious faiths who wish to unite their religious practice in Catholicism.

Please contact Cindy Howie at 352-8748 for more details.

1ST AND 2ND YEAR CONFIRMATION CLASSES

1st and 2nd year Confirmation classes for students attending public schools begin soon. Note that Confirmation preparation is a two year cycle that begins during the 7th grade year.

The 2nd year classes will start this September and run through until Confirmation, and the 1st year classes will begin in January.

Registration forms can be sent to you or stop in the Parish Office and pick one up. Forms need to be returned by Monday, August 18th. For more information please call the Parish Office at 352-8748.

THE CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD – A program for Pre-school age children

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is available at Holy Cross. This program is an approach to the religious formation of children that is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. The children come to an ’atrium’ where they are given the opportunity to independently discover the beauty of the Catholic faith and their role as a part of the body of Christ.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is offered for pre-school age children. If you are interested in your preschooler participating in this exceptional program, please call the Parish Office at 352-8748.

FAMILY FORMATION – A Different Approach to Religious Education

FAMILY FORMATION is a whole family approach to learning and living the Catholic Faith.

The Family Formation Program at Holy Cross serves families with children in grades K – 6. It is a faith formation opportunity for the entire family. Families are supported and encouraged in their efforts to pray, worship, and grow in faith together as a Catholic family.

For families whose children are not enrolled in a Catholic school, Family Formation fulfills the need for religious education and sacramental preparation. However, all families with children in grades K-6 are invited to come and be part of the Family Formation community.

For more information about Family Formation look under the ‘Faith Formaiton’ tab or if you would like to register for this year please contact Cindy Howie at 352-8748. The program begins in September.