The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith.

For this reason the family home is rightly called “the domestic church,” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity. (CCC 1666)

This year all Sacramental Preparation Grades will RETURN IN PERSON, which includes:

1st Grade, 2nd Grade [1st Communion], 7th Grade and Teen Confirmation
Please Note: 7th Grade is a requirement for SMSP Teen Confirmation

1st GRADE:

Meet once a month with Catechists after the 10:00 am Mass until 12:30 pm.

2nd GRADE (1st RECONCILIATION & 1st COMMUNION)

Will meet once a month with Catechists after the 10:00 am Mass until 12:30 pm.  In addition, there will be two required parent/child mini-retreats (one for 1st Reconciliation and one for 1st Communion).

3rd, 4th, 5th AND 6th  GRADE

Will have the option of remote zoom classes or a home study:

  • These grades would meet on the SAME Sunday afternoon with Catechists online from 1:30-2:30pm.
  • Virtual classrooms will have two catechists OR choose to do a home study with a newsletter from the grade level catechist.

7th GRADE

Meet once a month with Catechists after the 10:00 am Mass until 12:30 pm.

TEEN CONFIRMATION

Will meet twice a month. Calendar will be emailed upon registration.
SMSP Teen Confirmation begins September 26, 2021.

KINDERGARTEN

Will be available as a HOME STUDY ONLY based on parent feedback.
A newsletter will be emailed home monthly with supplemental activities.

REGISTRATION

Registration for 2021-2022 Faith Formation is now closed.
If you any questions, please contact Karen Foster at kfoster@smspnewman.org

Children and parents will be asked to follow the current mask and social distancing recommendations when present at SMSP. See Bulletins for updates