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Faith Formation Update

Faith Formation classes have wrapped up for 2023-24! Ollie, Nolan, and Max have completed their formal lessons but will continue to contribute to our Mass Ministries on the weekends. They did most of their learning with their families at home this year. We met once a month to review and discuss their assignments and to catch up with one another. They have done a great job!

Raylynne received Confirmation and First Holy Communion this year. She worked very hard on her lessons, performed spiritual and corporal works of mercy, went on retreat, and went to confession to get ready for the sacraments. We are very proud of her!

Daevanie, Camille, and George faithfully attended classes, enjoyed lots of snacks, and learned a lot about our faith and how we can live to be more like Jesus. They also did a great job!

In addition to classes and lessons, the students and their families got together to create family Advent calendars, made a Lenten craft, attended Ash Wednesday Mass, led the Children’s Stations of the Cross,   visited the Ice Castles, and made Easter goodie bags to distribute at the Easter Masses. Now and then the students would invite their younger siblings to join us for classes and special events. They are becoming young evangelists already!  

On June 16, the families will gather one more time to celebrate our year and just have fun with each other!! Our plan is to play some mini-golf at Hobo Hills and enjoy some pizza and ice cream.

Thank you to everyone who supported the children in their year of Faith Formation. We look forward to next year when we continue on our journey! God Bless and have a great summer!!

Paula and Kathleen


The week before Ash Wednesday, the parish faith
formation students, along with their families and
teachers, took a break from studying about Lent
and enjoyed some fun at the Ice Castles. We are blessed to have
such an active faith formation program at St. Joseph’s that prays
and plays together!

Faith Formation

Last Sunday, our Faith Formation teachers, helpers, students, and parents joined together to learn more about the Season of Advent.  They assembled special Advent calendars and enjoyed each other’s company over a pizza lunch.  The parish is blessed      to have such an active and effective Faith Formation Program! 

Faith Formation

This year’s Faith Formation students have wrapped up  another year of learning and fun! Our elementary students met weekly in person, and our middle school students   did their lessons online. In addition to learning more about our faith, we got together for a pool party in August to  celebrate our learning in 2021-22 and to kick-off this year; made Advent calendars for the Christmas season; led the Stations of the Cross one Friday during Lent; packed   Easter gift bags for children who attended Mass over   Easter weekend; and had a Catholic Jeopardy tournament for the final class of the year last week!

Thanks to Karen Gallagher and Kathleen McDermott     who helped with the elementary students and to Annie  Anderson who worked with the middle school students.

And finally, congratulations to Camden Anderson, Ian    Anderson, and Max Whitman who completed their final year of formal Faith Formation! Please pray for them and all our students as they continue their journey to grow   closer to God and discover ways they can be His presence in their community, their school, and their families. 

Paula King, Faith Formation Co-Chairperson

Faith Formation

Faith Formation News

The Faith Formation program celebrated the students’ and families’ hard work this past year with a pool party and take-out dinner from area restaurants. The water balloon toss was hilarious fun! We finished the evening with a visit to a local ice cream stand! 

Last year, four students received the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist; two received the sacrament of First Reconciliation; and one student completed her sixth year of lessons. All the students completed the content for their grade level by attending in-person and/or on-line lessons. Thank you to the parents and families who supported the children and made sure they stayed up-to-date on their lessons!

The celebration was funded with proceeds of the bake sale held over Memorial Day weekend. So much money was raised, we were able to purchase seasonal garden flags for the St. Francis garden and make monetary donations to the local food pantry and the NH Humane Society. Thank you to everyone who made the fundraiser so successful!

As we get ready to start a new year of Faith Formation, please keep our students and families in your prayers. With your help and support, our children can grow in their understanding of God’s love for them and learn how they can help spread the Good News through their actions.

If you have or know of a family that has a child(ren) in grades 1-6, please have them contact the rectory so they can register for the 2022-23 program.

Thank you again for all your support!

Paula King

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