Education and Faith Formation
I write to invite your participation in the 2022-2023 Faith Formation of the Partner Parishes of Immaculate Conception, Saint Aloysius of Gonzaga, Saint John the Evangelist, and Saint Rita of Cascia. This year, our Yough Catholic Community is going to continue to be extremely intentional in creating disciples who live for Jesus Christ.
Please see the insert in this bulletin with the full schedule of what we have available for your family this year! In June, you will also receive this registration packet in the mail if you are a registered member of one of our parishes and have a child between the ages of 4-17.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: VBS will be July 18th-22nd from 6-8pm at Geibel Catholic. Registration is FREE of charge. Participants of VBS are those students whom have just completed Prek-5th Grade. Volunteers are those whom have just completed Grade 6-Adulthood.
RCIA: For those children and adults wanting to inquire about joining the Catholic faith. We meet Thursday evenings at St. John’s Social Hall at 6:30pm beginning on Thursday, September 8th.
FAITH FORMATION: Faith Formation begins Saturday, September 3rd at Conn Area Catholic from 9:00-11:00am for Grades 1-5. BE CONSIDERED A CANDIDATE FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, YOUR CHILD MUST ATTEND FAITH FORMATION IN GRADES 1 AND 2 UNLESS THEY ATTEND CATHOLIC SCHOOL.
YOUTH GROUP: Will continue to meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm beginning September 7th at the St. Rita’s School building. Grades 6-7 will be in our Middle School Group and Grades 8-12 will be in our Senior High Group. Please see registration form for details. TO BE CONSIDERED A CANDIDATE FOR CONFIRMATION, YOUR CHILD MUST ATTEND YOUTH GROUP IN GRADES 6, 7, AND 8 UNLESS THEY ATTEND A CATHOLIC SCHOOL.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: During 9:30 Mass at Immaculate Conception beginning the first Sunday of September and ending on the last Sunday of May.
Additional Important Upcoming Meetings:
FIRST RECONCILIATION/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: If you have a child in 2nd Grade this year, you will be also asked to attend additional sessions one Sunday EVERY month with your child beginning Sunday, September 4th for Sacramental Preparation at Immaculate Conception beginning with 9:30 Mass and ending around 11:30am in the Social Hall. This is required for all 2nd graders preparing for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, regardless of which school they attend.
CONFIRMATION: If your child is entering 8th Grade this year, he/she will be confirmed on the evening of Wednesday, November 9th at Immaculate Conception. There will be a mandatory parent informational meeting on Monday, June 6th in Saint Rita’s Social Hall at 6:30pm. This is required of all 8th graders preparing for Confirmation, regardless of which school they attend.
Please see the insert for the full schedules and complete the registration forms that pertain to your family as soon as possible. Forms are also available on our website www.youghcatholic.org under the “Faith Formation” tab. I look forward to building a community of disciples with you!
Christ’s peace and our Mother Mary’s love,
Director of Evangelization
724-628-6840 ext. 108