Faith Formation

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children 4 to 6 years old

First Reconciliation & First Communion

Children 6 to 8 years old

Religion Classes

Children 8 to 12 years old

Confirmation

Children 12 to 14 years old

Youth Group

Open to youth members of our parish in Middle School or High School

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Ages 4-6

Every Sunday during the 10:00 am Mass

Before the scripture readings begins the children and volunteers will be called to come forward to be blessed by the celebrant.

The children will process to the assigned space and hear the same scripture readings proclaimed at the Mass. It will be explained at the level they will understand and enjoy it.

The children will return to their family at the Mass as the offertory and Liturgy of the Eucharist begins.

First Reconciliation & First Communion

Ages 6-8

2 Year Program, Classes are every Sunday after the 8 am Mass

Year 1 (Pre-Communion) – Class of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Year 2 (First Communion Preparation) – Class of St. Margaret Mary

As your children’s primary catechists you are responsible for partnering with the RE team and the parish to guide your children’s sacramental preparation.

Commitment:

• Attend Sunday Mass (8 am or 10 am) and classes. (Only 4 valid absences are allowed.)
• Parents – 15 hours ministry to the parish (parish support, parish events or parish projects)
Parents –
Function as assistant catechists or class helpers 3x in any RE class.
• Parents –
VIRTUS Certified and Fingerprinted (Email Ronnica Hagy at rhagy@straymondmp.org for more information.)
• Attend meetings, Sacramental Parent Talks, First Reconciliation Retreat and First Communion Retreat.
• Lead your children to participate in the parish. You are encouraged to attend parish events.
• Attend First Reconciliation and First Communion.
Family should be a registered and active member of the parish.

To Register:

Register at https://straymondmp.wufoo.com/forms/st-raymond-1st-communion-registration/
Pay registration fee
Pay sacramental preparation fee (for Year 2 only)
Submit baptismal certificate
Submit Program Waiver/Consent Form
• Submit sacramental form (for Year 2 only)

First Reconciliation & First Communion Events

DateEvent 
Sunday, September 25, 2022General Assembly/Orientation
Saturday, October 22, 2022Parent Formation Talk
Sunday, December 4, 2022Parent Formation Talk
Sunday, December 4, 2022Family Day
Sunday, February 5, 2023Parent Formation Talk
Sunday, March 12, 2023First Reconciliation Family Retreat with St. Raymond School (Yr 2)
Sunday, March 19, 2023First Reconciliation (Yr 2)
Sunday, May 7, 2023First Communion Family Retreat with St. Raymond School (Yr 2)
May 18 or 19, 2023First Communion Practice with St. Raymond School (Yr 2)
Saturday, May 20, 2023First Communion with St. Raymond School (Yr 2)
Sunday, May 21, 2023Flower Offering to the Blessed Mother

Parish Events: BBQ, Social Functions, Giving Tree, Advent Fair, Stations of the Cross, Soup Supper

* If for any reason a child was unable to receive the sacraments at the regular time, please contact Neri.Miranda@straymondmp.org.

Religion Classes

Ages 8-12

Children who have received their First Communion, Classes every Sunday after 8 am Mass

To lead families in their faith journey the Religious Education Program of St. Raymond offers the following Religion Classes:

† 3rd Year of RE – Class of St. Catherine of Siena
† 4th Year of RE – Class of St. Martin de Porres
† 5th Year of RE –
Class of St. Albert the Great
† 6th Year of RE –
Class of St. John Paul II

Commitment:

•  Religiously attend Sunday Mass (8 am or 10 am) and classes. (Only 4 valid absences are allowed.)
•  Family should be a registered and active member of the parish.

To Register:

Register Online at https://straymondmp.wufoo.com/forms/st-raymond-religious-education-registration/
Pay registration fee
Submit baptismal certificate
Submit Program Waiver/Consent Form

Two years of Religion classes after First Communion are a requirement before a student can enroll in the parish two year Confirmation program.

Confirmation

Ages 12-14

2 Year Program, Confirmation Classes every Sunday after 8 am Mass

† Year 1 (Pre-Confirmation) – Class of St. Thomas Aquinas
† Year 2 (Confirmation) – Class of St. Dominic

Prerequisite: 

  • Attended at least 2 years religion classes after First Communion. (If transferring from different parish, provide a certification/letter from their DRE , and please check in with the Faith Formation Director.)

Student Commitment:

•  Religiously attend Sunday Mass (8 am or 10 am)  and Confirmation classes every Sunday after 8 am Mass. (Only 4 valid absences are allowed.)
•  Attend the Youth Group event once a month after 8 am Mass 
• 
Attend Confirmation Retreat (Yr 2)
• 
Attend Advent Reconciliation
• 
Attend Lenten Reconciliation
• 
Nicene Creed Project 
• 
Dominican Saint Project (Yr 2)
• 
Attend Confirmation events
• 
Complete 20 hours Service Project (10 hours at the parish and 10 hours outreach)

As your children’s primary catechists you are responsible for partnering with the RE team and the parish to guide your children’s sacramental preparation.

Parent Commitment: 

•  Family should be a registered and active member of the parish
• VIRTUS Certified and Fingerprinted (email Ronnica Hagy at rhagy@straymondmp.org for more information.)
• 
5 hours ministry to the parish (parish support, parish events or parish projects)
•  Function as assistant catechists or class helpers 3x for any RE class.
• 
Family Meeting with the pastor.
•  Attend all meetings, Sacramental Parent Talks, Family Formation Talks, and Confirmation events.
•  Encourage your children to participate in parish events.

To Register:

Register at https://straymondmp.wufoo.com/forms/st-raymond-confirmation-registration/
Pay registration fee
Pay sacramental fee (for Year 2 only)
Submit baptismal certificate
• Submit First Communion certificate
Submit Program Waiver/Consent Form
• Submit sacramental preparation form (Year 2 only)

Confirmation Events

DateEvent 
Sunday, October 2, 2023General Assembly/Orientation
Sunday, October 16, 2022Rite of Acceptance (Yr 1)
Saturday, October 22, 2022Parent Formation Talk
Sunday, October 23, 2022Rite of Recognition (Yr 2)
Sunday, November 20, 2022Family Formation Talk with St. Raymond School
Sunday, November 20, 2022Rite of Promise (Yr 2)
Sunday, December 4, 2022Parent Formation Talk
Sunday, December 11, 2022Confirmation Retreat on site (Yr 1 and Yr 2) Advent Retreat
Sunday, December 11, 2022Advent Reconciliation with Youth
Sunday, December 11, 2022Rite of Affirmation (Yr 2)
Sunday, January 8, 2023Renewal of Baptism Promise(Yr 2)
Sunday, January 29, 2023Family Formation Talk with St. Raymond School
Sunday, February 5, 2023Parent Formation Talk
Sunday, February 12, 2023Blessing of Confirmation candidates and sponsors (Yr 2)
Sunday, March 5, 2023Lent Reconciliation
April 22 or 23, 2023Confirmation Retreat (Yr 2)

Youth Jam once a month (see Youth Group below)

Parish events – BBQs, Giving Tree, Advent Fair, Stations of the Cross, Soup Suppers

Family days: January 8, 2023, (with youth) and one of the Confirmation options. 

Youth Group

Middle School and High School

  • Meets once a month for a Youth Jam on Sunday after the 8 am Mass.

Youth Jam Events

DateEvent 
Sunday, September 11, 2022Kick Off:
Lemon Sunday
Sunday, October 23, 2022Superhero Party
November 19th/20th, 2022Thanksgiving
Family Party
Sunday, December 11, 2022Giving Tree Party
Sunday, January 8, 2023Winter Wonderland Party
Sunday, February 12, 2023Mardi Gras Party
Sunday, March 12, 2023Lenten Retreat
Friday, March 17, 2023Stations of the Cross & Soup Supper
Sunday, April 16, 2023Easter Party:
Pizza Party

May 27th/28th, 2023Spring
Get Together:
Picnic/Hike
June 2023Summer
Day