The Church of St. Timothy

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Youth Faith Formation

Faith Formation, Religious Education

Faith Formation (formerly CCD) is St Timothy’s School of Religious Education currently providing  programs for children from pre-school through tenth grade.

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Faith Formation: Pre-K thru Fifth Grade

This program provides faith formation for grades Pre-K through Grade 5. Grade 2 prepares for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade meet on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Grades 2-5 meet on Mondays from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Please call Stephanie Barnes at 860-521-3006, or email at stephaniebarnesdre@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Faith Formation: Grades 6 thru 10

Students in grades 6 through 10 meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. This allows all students the opportunity to attend Mass either prior to class or immediately following with their family. This program uses the “This Is Our Faith” series, which is specifically created for students in middle school and utilizes a variety of mediums, drawing parallels from the Sunday Gospel to the issues in the students’ everyday life, with the aim of involving the students in the Gospel message. Grade 9 uses “The Spirit Guide” by Good Ground Press.

Additional activities include: Class Masses, Service Projects, Mini Retreat, Reconciliation

Faith Formation: Grade 10 Confirmation Program

The Confirmation program at Saint Timothy’s involves 10th Grade students in their faith journey. According to Archdiocese regulations, the Confirmation program is a two-year commitment, beginning at St Timothy in ninth grade. Students who attend Northwest Catholic High School may have permission to attend classes as a tenth grader only, with the permission of the Director. In the program, Parents and Students are called into a partnership with Catechists, Sponsors and St Timothy’s Community during our Rite of Choice Celebration and Confirmation Breakfast. Classes are organized with the students participating in classroom work for several weeks, then breaking for a week before continuing to the next unit. Candidates for the reception of the sacrament are required to work with their confirmation sponsor, attend all classes, complete a service project, two interviews with the program director and pastor as well as participate in the overnight retreat to Camp Woodstock, the Mass of Election, Confirmation Breakfast, Rosary Hour and devotional and complete 20 hours of community service work. Current issues that face the community and the world in which we live are looked at from a “Catholic” perspective.

Additional events for the Confirmation candidates include:

  • Blessing of the Candidates Mass

  • Exit Interviews with Father Cody and Bobbi Moran

  • Reconciliation Service

  • Sacrament of Confirmation

  • Participation in Holy Week services

Additional projects and information may be obtained by contacting the program Director, Bobbi Moran at: Bobbi_Moran@loomis.org. Any cancellation of classes will be announced on WTIC AM radio.

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