Our Lady of Lourdes/St Joseph’s Parish Faith Formation
"Parent are the first, and most important, teachers of their children in the ways of faith!"
Welcome to Our Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Joseph’s Parish Youth Religious Faith Formation program for the calendar year 2016-2017! Classes begin Sept 11 for children in K-8, and Sept 18 for grades 9-10. Our goal is to assist parents in the mission of raising their children in the Catholic Faith.
Grades K - 8
Children in grades K-8 attend classes Sunday mornings at St. Joseph’s Church in Northwood from 8:30 to 9:30 and from 9:00 to 10:00 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Pittsfield. Youth in grades 6 - 8 participate in the Edge program three Sundays per month as well as one Edge Night on the first Friday of the month. Our Family Class is held on the last Sunday of the month.
Preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation is offered in grade 2 and First Holy Communion in grade 3. Curriculums used in the elementary grades are Sadlier and St. Mary’s Press. Please refer to the Religious calendar for the sacrament dates and scheduled retreats for this year. Parental participation is necessary and a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate is needed prior to receiving any sacrament.
Grades 9 - 12
Youth in grades 9-10 meet the first Sunday of the month from 11:15-1:15 at St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall in preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation. Youth are expected to attend monthly classes, scheduled retreats and are encouraged to participate in community service.
XLT (Exalt) is for youth and young adults and is held one Sunday evening a month from 4:30-5:30 at St. Joseph’s Church. This program is run by young adults inspired to deepen their Catholic faith through prayer, witnessing, bible study, and music.
Please refer to the Parish Religious Calendar for scheduled classes and events.
Religious Ed registration and full payment or payment installment, must be received before the first day of class.
Online registration and payment is preferred but registration at the Rectory (603-435-6242) is also available. Please go to the Religious Ed Enrollment Form on the left to register.
Once you have completed the registration form click on the 'Online Giving' button on the home page to make your payment.
For any additional questions, please contact Jeannie Garcia at 942-8716 or 269-4143