2023-2024 Faith Formation Programs
Thank you for enrolling your child in Faith Formation at Bl. Michael McGivney Parish. Please find a description of the available offerings below. Please submit a SEPARATE FORM for EACH CHILD you wish to enroll. Thank you for your understanding and support as we transition to one Faith Formation program for the City of New Haven.
Registration opens Sunday, August 27th and is due by Thursday, September 14th. Please use the button below to register. **Registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is now CLOSED for the 2023-2024 year.
Payments can be made in the Faith Formation section of the 'Online Giving' portal by clicking the 'Pay Here' button below.
There is a mandatory parent meeting for all programs on Sunday, October 1st, 12 - 2 PM. Please arrange for childcare and plan to have at least one parent present. The meeting will be held in the St. Joseph Church Hall (129 Edwards Street) and will be an opportunity to meet your child's catechists, receive the calendar, and hear about the programs.
All programs will begin meeting during the first week of October 2023.
Please direct all Faith Formation questions to: email@example.com.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Faith Formation Program
** For children Pre-K3 through 3rd Grade (ages 3-8)
The sessions will meet for 1.5 hours at various times throughout the week (Sunday-Thursday) at the St. Joseph Church Rectory. This is a Montessori method of catechetical formation held in a prepared and sacred environment, called an Atrium. Children who have completed a year in the Level 2 Atrium (ages 6-8) are invited to enroll in First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation in Spring 2024. If this will be your child's first year in the Level 2 Atrium, please expect them to enroll in First Communion prep in Spring 2025, rather than Spring 2024.
For more information about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, see the program's homepage: http://www.cgsusa.org/.
** For children 4th Grade through 8th Grade (ages 9-13)
The sessions will meet on Saturdays, 9 - 10:15 AM at St. Stanislaus Church. Children enrolled in Religious Education have already received their First Reconciliation and First Communion.
Contact: Toni Lucian
** For youth in 9th Grade and 10th Grade (ages 14-15)
In the Archdiocese of Hartford, it is customary that teens receive Confirmation during their sophomore year of high school. This means that the usual time for a teenager to begin our two year Confirmation preparation program is the fall of their freshman year of high school.
The sessions will meet from 6 - 7:30 PM every other Wednesday at St. Mary Church. This is a two-year preparation program for Confirmation, with 10th Graders preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Spring 2024.
Contact: Brian and Vienna Murphy