Youth Faith Formation
Children's Liturgy Of the Word
During the school year at Cathedral children ages 4 through 3rd grade are able to take part in our Children's Liturgy of the Word. Children can leave the Mass during the Sunday readings to gather with their teachers in the St. Joseph room and hear the Word of God in an age appropriate setting. They rejoin the congregation at offertory time. Parents and older siblings are all welcome to accompany their children.
Faith Formation Classes (Grades 1-9)
We currently offer Faith Formation classes for Cathedral and St. Casimir Parishes for grades 1-9. These classes run during the school year on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm at St. Casimir Church. This program includes sacramental preparation called "Growing Up Catholic" for 2nd graders to prepare them for both Reconciliation and First Communion.
Growing Up Catholic (Grade 2)
Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion
First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation take place during the 2nd grade year in school. All second graders who wish to receive these sacraments will need to attend our "Growing Up Catholic" preparation classes during the year. This includes students in the WACS Catholic Schools system.
Confirmation Preparation (Grade 10)
Students prepare and are confirmed during 10th grade year of high school. Confirmation preparation begins in September with an orientation meeting for parents and students. All 10th grade students who plan to receive the sacrament of Confirmation will need to attend the Confirmation sessions during the year. This includes students in the Cotter Schools system. The Confirmation liturgy takes place at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, usually on the third weekend of May. Our Confirmation program is jointly run with St. Mary's Parish. Please see their website for more information and schedules.
In Between Sundays
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