As children are the future of our Church, we are dedicated to supporting families in their spiritual development. The union of the Catholic communities of St. Elizabeth Church, St. Therese Church and St. Mary Church into St. John Bosco Parish creates a wonderful opportunity for Christian growth and renewal in our Faith Formation Program. By utilizing the spaces and combined talent and energy of individuals from all three churches, we can offer one dynamic program, where young people and families find support, inspiration and community.
Saint John Bosco Faith Formation Class Times 2019-2020
Please completely review INDIVIDUAL class schedules for your child's grade range in the sections below prior to completing the registration form found at the bottom of this page.
Pre-K - Grade 4
Classes at the elementary school level Grades 1-4 are scheduled on Sunday afternoons from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM or Monday or Thursday evenings from 5:00-6:00 PM. Classes meet weekly throughout the school year. Children are highly encouraged to attend Sunday Mass regularly with their families, especially the 2nd and 3rd Grade students receiving their First Reconciliation and First Communion.
While Faith Formation officially starts in 1st Grade, there are optional classes for Pre-K (Ages 4-5) and Kindergarten students as well on Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:00 AM DURING the 9:00 AM Mass at St. Therese Church.
|Schedule (Pre-K - Grade 4)|
Grades 5 - 8
Classes at the middle school level will occur weekly during two 7-week sessions in the fall and spring, on Sunday evenings from 4:45-6:00 PM or 6:30-7:45 PM, or Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM. Students are required to attend both the fall and the spring sessions. These sessions allow time for instruction, peer discussion and interaction, self-reflection, and service to others. Service projects will be incorporated into the program.
|Schedule (Grade 5 - Grade 8)
Grades 9 - 10
The purpose of the Confirmation Program is to inspire our 9th and 10th graders to be courageous and intentional Catholics in today’s world. Classes meet monthly on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM. The goal is that our students bring what they learn into the everyday practice of living out their Catholic faith. Service projects throughout the year and a youth retreat are key components of our Confirmation Program and wonderful opportunities for growth. All students who plan to enter the Confirmation program must attend the 8th Grade year as a prerequisite to the Confirmation years. Please contact the Coordinator of Faith Formation if you have any questions.
Students are confirmed in the spring of 10th grade, after two years of program participation.
|Schedule (Grade 9 - First Year)
Schedule (Grade 10 - Second Year)
The registration deadline for the 2019-2020 St. John Bosco Parish Faith Formation Program is JULY 30TH.
You may register using the Online Registration Form, or download and submit a hard copy of the Registration Form. If you are not a registered parishioner of St. John Bosco Parish, please also fill out or download the Parish Registration Form.
If you have any questions, please contact the Faith Formation Office at 203-488-2998 or [email protected].
FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION
The registration fee may be submitted by cash or check to the Faith Formation Office, or you may pay online by going to our Online Giving System portal at https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/473. Choose "Quick Give" (Sign in first if you already have an account) and click on "Faith Formation Registration" from the fund drop-down menu.
For Grades Pre-K-K, the fee is $25 per child
*For Grades 2-3, the Sacramental Preparation Fee is an additional $25 per student per year
There is a $200 family maximum, including all Sacramental Preparation Fees
There is NO FEE for children of Catechists and Classroom Aides
Please call or email the Coordinator of Faith Formation if you would like to make your payments in monthly installments; arrangements must be made with the Coordinator on an individual basis. If the fee presents legitimate hardship for your family, please write a brief letter to the Coordinator to request scholarship assistance and return to the Faith Formation Office.
DOWNLOAD OUR PARISH APP -- Please also download the St. John Bosco Parish App, where you can sign up for important Faith Formation notifications (weather cancellations, etc.) sent directly to your phone. Visit http://www.saintjohnboscobranford.org/myparishapp for details and download instructions. Be sure to join the "Faith Formation" and/or "Confirmation" Groups once you download the app to sign up to get these notifications.
St. John Bosco Parish Faith Formation Office
Jennifer Choti Canell, Coordinator of Faith Formation
105 Leetes Island Rd, Branford, CT 06405
203-488-2998 | [email protected]