Faith Formation/Formación en la Fe

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Welcome to the 2023-2024 Faith Formation year!

We are excited to grow in faith alongside your family. Please read these directions completely, as the process has changed. Catechist sign up is at the end of this page. Please scroll.

All registration will take place in person in the parish office, beginning on Sunday, July 9.

Walk-in hours are:
–Sundays 10 am to 1 pm
–Monday through Thursday 9am to 4pm
–Friday from 9am to 12pm

Faith Formation (without sacraments):
For those enrolling for religious education or youth group only, complete the registration form in the parish office with the assistance of a member of the Christian Formation staff. The fee for Sunday religious education and youth group supplies is $50 per participant ($150 max per family).

Sacrament Preparation:
The Diocese of Richmond requires:
All children must participate in a Sacrament preparation program in addition to a general faith formation program.
–All children prepare for First Penance prior to preparation for First Holy Communion.
–As primary witnesses of the faith to your children, parents will be guided through the process of preparing their children for sacraments with the support of our Christian formation staff.
–If your child was baptized at a parish other than Our Lady of Lourdes, an updated copy of the baptismal certificate is necessary for registration.

Sacramental Preparation Fees:
RCIA, First Sacraments Fee: $60
Confirmation Fee: $100

Please note that Catholic School Students receive their faith formation integrated into their education. Therefore, they only need to register for Sacramental Preparation.

Fees can be paid in cash or by check (payable to “Our Lady of Lourdes”). Total is not to exceed $150 per family. Please do not allow cost to be an obstacle to registering your child for any of these programs.

For questions: Call the office: 8042627315. Christian Formation can be reached at X225, 229, & 238. E-mail: [email protected]

Have you been praying about ways you could become more involved in our parish community? We need volunteer catechists to help lead Faith Formation classes on Sunday mornings. Classes meet most  Sundays 11:15am-12:30pm from September 10, 2023 – April 28, 2024. No teaching experience necessary. Materials will be provided, and volunteers need to complete a Safe Environment training and background screening. Training is provided. This is a great way for you to learn more about your faith too!  Click here to sign up!