Faith Formation - K through 5th

Registration is now open for 2022-2023

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.

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.

Meeting Dates for FIRE:

Date Event
September 14 Family Session (Attend as a family)
September 21 Classroom
October 5 Family Session (Attend as a family)
October 19 Classroom
November 2 Family Session (Attend as a family)
November 16 Classroom
December 7 Family Session (Attend as a family)
January 4 Family Session (Attend as a family)
January 18 Classroom
February 1 Family Session (Attend as a family)
February 15 Classroom
March 1 Family Session (Attend as a family)
March 22 Classroom
April 12 Family Session (Attend as a family)
April 19 Classroom
May 3 Family Session (Attend as a family)

Sacrament Preparation

Students in need of Sacraments will be asked to attend separate meetings in addition to FIRE. All Meetings are scheduled on Sunday morning at 9:30am, to be followed by 11:00am Mass. In accordance with Diocesan Policy, Baptized students in second grade or older are invited to prepare for Reconciliation. Students in third grade or older, who have completed their First Reconciliation, are invited to prepare for Eucharist with Confirmation.

Reconciliation Preparation Meetings for Parent and Child:
September 18
October 16
November 13
December 4

Eucharist with Confirmation Preparation Meetings for Parent and Student
January 8
February 12
March 26
April 16