Faith Formation

Elementary School Faith Formation

Elementary School Faith Formation

“You have asked to have your child baptized.  In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training him/her in the practice of the faith.  It will be your duty to bring him/her up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor.  Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?” (Rite of Baptism for Children)
 
St. Mary’s Faith Formation Program for children in Pre-K to 5 th  grade is here to help assist you in this all important responsibility as Parents, the primary teachers of faith. We provide a process for children and their families to learn about loving God, the Church, and each other. This year we will begin using new materials from Pflaum, which incorporates the upcoming Sunday readings to teach the many aspects and treasures of our Catholic Faith. Students and parents will be provided great resources to use after each lesson, as well as the online resources provided on this page. This way, with all levels of Faith Formation using this series, entire families will benefit from growing in faith together.

We look forward to having you with us, all are welcome!
 

Program Details

  • Sessions will be Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:10 AM in the Elementary and Primary School Buildings.
  • Sessions for children and youth with special needs are provided at the same time.
  • Children in 2nd  grade who have had at least one year of catechesis will be prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist (see Sacrament Preparation tab for schedules).Children and youth in 3rd  grade or higher who have not received the Sacraments of Baptism, and/or Reconciliation/Eucharist can be enrolled in a special Rite of Christian Initiation Program adapted for children, which prepares them to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation) and Reconciliation.
  • A Family Mass is held in Marian Hall of St. Mary’s High School from 8:00 to 8:45 AM for all families.
  • Grade levels will rotate serving at Mass as readers and gift bearers.
Use our easy online registration to register each child and pay online, or print off registration forms and send them in with your check to the Barbara Rolland, Faith Formation Office at St. Mary’s Church. You may also contact Barbara for more information.

Elementary Faith Formation Schedule

Elementary School Faith Formation Contacts

Barbara Rolland
Coordinator of Pre-K to 5 Faith Formation, First Communion & First Penance 
410-990-4053

Karen Bruskewicz
Director of Faith Formation 
410-990-4062
St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.