Faith Formation

DEARBORN COUNTY CATHOLICS – SOUTH – FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION FORM 2021-22

Parish Faith Formation and Sacramental Prep Enrollment

For parents who do not have their children enrolled at a Catholic School or are homeschooling their children without a faith based curriculum, there will be two opportunities for Religious Education for K-8th grade for St. Teresa, St. Mary’s and St. Lawrence parishioners.

Traditional Religious Education at St. Mary on Sunday morning, 9:00 – 10:30am. 
This will be a weekly program with grade specific classes for grades K-8.

  Family Formations at St. Teresa on Sunday morning, 9:00 – 10:30am.

This program has twice monthly gatherings that include participation of parents and
children grades PreK-5, plus classes for grades 6 – 8.

If these Sunday morning sessions do not work with your schedule, please contact the office at
(812) 537-3992.  We will help provide or find resources for you to fulfill the promise you made
on the day of your child’s baptism to raise your child in the ways of the Lord.

There will not be Parish Faith Formation offered at St. Lawrence; however, St. Lawrence will be the home of the Sacramental Preparation Programs.

First Reconciliation and First Communion – 6 sessions on Monday evenings, 6:45-8:00pm beginning in September.

Confirmation Preparation – Weekly Sessions on Wednesday Nights, 6:45 – 8:00pm beginning September 8th.

SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMS.

Registration forms are available in the back of every parish church and through the link, above… PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE PARISH OFFICE. If you have any questions, please contact one of us for further communication.

Fr. Meyer  frmeyer@dccatholics.com

Fr. Mahan  frmahan@dccatholics.com

Kim Sprague    kimsprague@dccatholics.com

Anna Townsend   parish.office@mystmarys.com


 Confirmation Program for St. Lawrence, St. Mary and St. Teresa

All teens grades 9 and up from the parishes of St. Lawrence, St. Mary and St. Teresa who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to attend a Parent & Teen Meeting on Wednesday, September 8 at 6:45pm in St. Lawrence Church.

Confirmation Preparation Classes will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings 6:45 – 8:00pm. Parents, please email Kim Sprague at kimsprague@dccatholics.com to get your teen’s name on the list and to receive additional communications regarding the September 8 Parent & Teen Meeting.


First Sacraments Programs for St. Lawrence, St. Mary and St. Teresa

ALL SECOND GRADE STUDENTS from all three parishes.  This includes children in St. Lawrence and St. Mary School; children in the Parish Faith Formation Programs; and Homeschool children.  There will be a Parent Meeting on Monday, September 20 at 6:45pm in St. Lawrence Church.

First Reconciliation & First Communion Preparation Classes will be held in 6 sessions on Monday evenings, 6:45 – 8:00pm once a month – October, November, January, February, March and April.

The first meeting, September 20, is for parents only. Parents & Children will attend the remaining sessions.

Parents, please email Kim Sprague, kimsprague@dccatholics.com to get your child’s name on the list and received additional communications regarding the September 20 Parent Meeting.

 

THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR ALL OF THE PROGRAMS OFFERED IS AT THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.


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Parishioners of St. Mary’s, St. Lawrence, St. Teresa –

We are starting a new ministry at our parishes called L.O.C.K. – We Love Our College Students – to support and encourage the faith of our college-aged young adults away from home at college or in the military during the 2021-2022 school year.  Each month we will be sending them a mailing or care package to let them know we are thinking about them and praying for them.

To make this awesome ministry happen, we need adults from each of the parishes to help supply the mailings for the months of October to April; Fr Meyer and Fr Mahan will take care of September.

The mailings can be whatever you want – snacks, candy, book mark, prayer card, magnet, gift card, poem, etc….be creative!  The sender will get mailing labels from the parish office, fill the care packages with whatever items you want, take to the post office to be weighed and postage added, and then drop into the mail.  We are happy to get receipts from you to reimburse; please know that we cannot reimburse sales tax.

If you personally or if a ministry within the parish would like to take on a month, please email kimsprague@dccatholics.com.

A few words about the L.O.C.K. ministry from Fr. Meyer who has offered this at All Saints in the past:

Why do you have L.O.C.K.?  This program stands for “Love Our College Kids.”  It is a monthly mailing that goes out to anyone who turns in an address for a young adult who is away studying or in the military. The program is coordinated through the parish office with parish adult volunteers offering to put together some sort of gift, mailing, letter, devotional or prayer card for the recipient. This is sent to our college-age young adults every month while school is in session. Our young people will comment continuously about how this makes them feel engaged and remembered.  As the pastor, I always do something for the young people in the month of September. I really just want to kick off the program with something from myself. I normally send a letter letting them know they’ll be receiving things every month from the parish, reminding them that we pray for them and consider them a part of who we are. I mention our purpose as a parish and also encourage them to live their faith while away from home. I then have some sort of devotional item that I give to them, whether it be a prayer card or something along those lines. This is a tremendous ministry, and we are blessed to have it.


NCYC — November 18 – Nov 20, 2021 

INVITING HIGH SCHOOL TEENS FROM ST TERESA, ST LAWRENCE & ST MARY’S TO JOIN US IN INDIANAPOLIS THIS NOVEMBER  

(Adult Chaperones Also Needed!!)

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones that occurs every two years. We are blessed to have Indianapolis as the host city again!  Parishes travel from all over the country to attend – and we are a simple drive up I-74 with no plane, train or bus costs involved!!

The schedule includes general sessions and workshops featuring nationally known speakers and musicians; topics will be as varied as our teens but all with a Catholic identity and addressing topics both interesting and important to the lives of today’s youth.  Participants will be immersed into their Catholic faith with daily mass and opportunity for confession and adoration as they are surrounded by thousands of like-minded peers and friends from across the United States. There is also plenty of time for fun and just being a teen, including a thematic village — a unique venue incorporating traditional “all things Catholic” conference exhibits with interactive educational and recreational activities.

Conference venues will include the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.  We will be staying overnight at Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis and traveling as a group with All Saints Parish, St Teresa, St Lawrence, and St Mary’s youth and chaperones.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE – ACT NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!!

TEEN REGISTRATION: 

https://permission.click/ZqX9r/us

 

ADULT CHAPERONE REGISTRATION:

https://permission.click/JLe60/us

 

COST:  $200.  Includes conference registration, meals and t-shirts for each day!!

*If this is a hardship, please talk to us – we will find sponsors for teens needing financial assistance.