1st-6th Grade Calendar

1st-6th Grade Family Faith Formation Calendar 2017-18

All sessions are held 6:30-7:45 p.m., unless noted otherwise.   Alternate weeks are sessions to be done at home. Children, please bring your completed pamphlets to class each week.

1st-6th Grade Family Faith Formation Calendar 2017-2018

All sessions are held 6:30-7:45 p.m., unless noted otherwise.   Alternate weeks are sessions to be done at home. Children, please bring your completed pamphlets to class each week.

Sept 20    Parents/Children together – Orientation and 1st Introductory Session – All meet in Keefe Hall.

Oct. 4       5:30 p.m. Potluck – Parents/Children/Families

                     5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Christmas Music and Theatre Rehearsal begins – 1st-6th Graders

                6:30 p.m. – Parents/Children Faith Formation – children meet in classrooms, parents in the Annex – Parents’ topic:  “Introduction to Prayer – Our Journey of Faith” – Video and small groups

Oct. 11         5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Christmas Music and Theatre Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders

Family – At-Home Session (parent catechist)

Oct. 18          Family – At-Home Session (parent catechist) MEA weekend

Oct. 25          5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Christmas Music and Theatre Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders

 Family – At-Home Session (parent catechist)

Oct 28th      (Sat.) – 5th-6th Graders – Raking and Pizza!  – Meet at 9 a.m. in the Church parking lot. (Adult help needed too.)

Nov 1        5:30 p.m. Potluck – Parents/Children/Families

                 5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Christmas Music and Theatre Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders

                      6:30 p.m. – Parents/Children Faith Formation – All Saints Day Mass – Classes meet in the Gathering Space and sit together.

Nov 8           5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Christmas Music and Theatre Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders

Family – At-Home Session (parent catechist)

Nov 15     5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Christmas Music and Theatre Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders

6:30 p.m. – Parents/Children Faith Formation – Safety Session – “A Touchy Subject” by Rachel Kroog – Parents and children meet in the Annex – Classes will meet in classrooms for ½ hour after.

Nov 22         THANKSGIVING – At-Home session (parent catechist)

Nov 29     5:30 p.m. Meal Provided (Free will offering) – Advent Retreat –

5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Christmas Music and Theatre Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders   

6:30 p.m. – Advent retreat, Topic: “Mary, Anchor of Hope, From the Holy Family to Your Family” – How Mary can help us succeed with our family.- by Gina Bauer.  Children meet in classrooms, parents in Annex. All parishioners invited!  Children will review “Safety” points in classrooms.

        Dec 6          6-7:30 p.m. – Feed My Starving Children Service Project – meet at 401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids –

Family – At-Home session (parent catechist)

Dec 13       Parish Catechist in-service and celebration – 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. – Keefe Hall

5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Children’s Christmas Music and Theatre Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders   

Family Service Projects – Time and place varies – All Ages -– (Pre-registration needed)

Tues. Dec. 19th – 6:30-8 p.m. – Children’s Christmas Music and Theatre Dress Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders   

Dec. 20     6:30 p.m. – Children’s Christmas program – All Parishioners, Families invited!

Dec 24      4 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass – Children’s Choir singing – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dec. 27         HAPPY NEW YEAR!  – No Faith Formation Session

Jan 3         5:30 p.m. Potluck – Parents/Children/Families

                 6:30 p.m. – Parents/Children Faith Formation – Children meet in classrooms, parents in Annex.  Parents’ topic:  “Encountering God – Making Sense of the Bible” – video and small groups

Jan 10          Family – At-Home Session (parent catechist)

      Jan 17       6:30 p.m. – Parents/Children Faith Formation – Eucharist Stations – Children and parents meet in Keefe Hall/Annex. Experience Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction (Necessary session for parents of those preparing for 1st Eucharist.  There will also be a short meeting at the end of the evening.)

Jan 24          Family – At-Home Session (parent catechist)

Jan 27       (Sat.) First Reconciliation Retreat – Parents and children – 9 a.m. – Noon – All meet in Annex.

Jan 31      5:30 p.m. Potluck – Parents/Children/Families

          6:30 p.m. – Parents/Children Faith Formation – “Lectio Divina” – by Jennifer Hovland. Children meet in classrooms, parents in the Annex.  6th Grade Passover meal.

Feb 14          ASH WEDNESDAY LITURGY – Family – Please sit together as a family.

Family – At-Home Session (parent catechist)

Feb. 21     5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Easter Music Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders   

           6:30 p.m. – Parents/Children Faith Formation – “Living” Stations of the Cross – Presented by the youth of St Williams. – All gather in the Worship Space.  Classes will meet ½ hour before.  

Feb. 24    (Sat.) First Reconciliation Celebration – Parents and children, 10-11:30 a.m. Meet in Worship space.

Feb 28          5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Easter Music Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders   

Family – At-Home Session (parent catechist)

       Mar 7        5:30 p.m. Meal Provided (Free will offering) – Lent Retreat

5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Easter Music Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders   

6:30 p.m. – Lent retreat – Sedar Meal – 1st-5th Gr. Children meet in classrooms, 6th Gr. and all parents meet in Keefe Hall. All parishioners invited!  (Please sign up for the meal ahead of time.)

Mar 10     (Sat.) First Eucharist Retreat – Parents and children, 9 – 12:00, noon. Meet in Keefe Hall.

Mar 14           No Session – Spring Break

Mar 21       5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Easter Music Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders   

 Family – At-Home Session (parent catechist)  Opportunity for Reconciliation for all.  See the bulletin.

Mar 28      5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. – Children’s Easter Music Rehearsal – 1st-6th Graders   

HOLY WEEK! –No FF Sessions – See Bulletin for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, & Easter Masses

       Easter Sun. Apr 1 – 8:45 a.m. Mass – Grades 1-6 SingingChildren arrive by 8 a.m.

Apr 4      5:30 p.m. Potluck – Parents/Children/Families

                6:30 p.m. – Parents/Children Faith Formation – Children meet in classrooms, parents in Annex.  Parents’ topic:  “Divine Mercy & Prayer” Video/small groups/prayer.  

Apr 18     6:30 p.m. – Class and Family Service Projects at St Williams – Parents and children, End of Year Treat Potluck All in Keefe Hall.

May 2      6:30 p.m. – First Eucharist Rehearsal (Worship Space) – Parents and Children

May 6      8:45 a.m. Mass – First Eucharist Celebration