Faith Formation - K through 5th

Registration is now open for 2021-2022

We are excited to present a new program for families of students in grades K-5. We are calling the program FIRE, which stands for Family Involved Religious Education, and we are ‘Fired Up’ about this opportunity! FIRE is designed to connect families to the parish community of St. Bernard of Clairvaux and its liturgies while recognizing and empowering PARENTS as the first Catechists of their children and the primary leaders of their faith. 

FIRE will meet in the parish hall with children and parents sitting as a family, eating, working and learning together for one session each month. A second session will take the children to classrooms by grade level. During these sessions parents are invited to our coffee shop for Adult Formation on topics previously provided to them. The program will follow the Liturgical Year and will be a ‘spiral method’, meaning all grades will study the same subject on the same night, further enabling discussions at home. Additionally, students will be given activity books and worksheets that can be done with the family at home.

The meetings will be on Wednesday in keeping with the many ministries gathering at the Parish Community. All FIRE meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday Nights from 5:30-7:00pm.

Fall Meeting Dates for FIRE:

Date Event
September 15 Family Session (Attend as a family)
September 29 Classroom
October 6 Family Session  (Attend as a family)
October 20 Classroom
October 27 Trunk or Treat
November 3 Family Session  (Attend as a family)
November 17 Classroom
December 1 Family Session  (Attend as a family)

Sacrament Preparation

Students in need of Sacraments will be asked to attend separate meetings in addition to FIRE. In accordance with Diocesan Policy, students in second grade or older should prepare for Reconciliation (Confession) prior to Communion (Eucharist) with Confirmation. Meetings for First Eucharist and Confirmation will be in the Spring. Reconciliation Preparation will meet on the following dates in the Fall. (Students will register for Sacrament Preparation at the first meeting)

Reconciliation Meetings (Student and 1 or more Parent Attend) 5:30-7:00pm Tuesdays:

September 28
October 19
November 2
November 30