Join Our Parish to Strengthen Your Christian Faith
Faith formation is a lifelong process of forming and growing in faith. It is an active engagement through prayer, participation in the sacraments, the liturgy, parish life, social commitments, works of charity, and the promotion of human values.
Preschool and Elementary
Sunday School is generally held three Sundays a month during the 9 AM mass. October through April. All children who will be three years old by September 1, 2023 through Kindergarten are invited to register.
Jessica Sosa, Pre-K Coordinator – (952) 679-1523, email@example.com
Liturgy of the Word for Children
During the 9 AM Mass children in grades 1-3 are invited to leave during the scripture readings for appropriate lessons and activities relating to that Sunday’s Gospel story. No registration required.
Children in Grades 1-4, along with their parents, learn together in our GIFT Family Program. In grade 2 or later, children can prepare for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (Communion).
Vacation Bible School
In the summer, we offer Vacation Bible School for over 4 days in the mornings. Those in preschool through grade 5 are welcome to register.
Jessica Sosa, VBS Coordinator – (952) 679-1523, firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Grades 5-8
Youth in grades 5-8 meet in classes led by volunteer catechists two Wednesdays a month. 5th grade focuses on the Bible. How to use the Bible, look up passages and how it is put together. 6th grade focuses on the person of Jesus Christ; 7th grade focuses on the Liturgy and the Seven Sacraments; 8th grade focuses on Christian Morality and Prayer. Youth in grades 6-8 will also meet in a large group setting four times throughout the year with our Youth Ministers to spend time in worship, learning, service, and fun.
High School Grades 9-12
Our High school program focuses on preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. This preparation involves a two-year process that can begin as early as the 9th grade.
Year 1 of Confirmation includes large group and small group sessions using Loyola Press’ “Called to be Catholic.” Throughout the year, the teens will relook at the basic teachings and understandings of the Catholic Church, and they will have two guest speakers who will help to challenge them to grow in their faith. The teens will be required to do 10 hours of community service, attend Sanctuary (Our youth Group) 5 times, and perform a Liturgical Ministry role one time. They will also be required to attend a one-day retreat held here at Risen Savior. This program can be started in 9-11 grades
Year 2 of Confirmation includes large group and small group sessions using Loyola Press’ “Confirmed in the Spirit.” This program invites, welcomes, and nurtures young Catholics as they grow in faith, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, embrace their role as mature, faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. The teens will listen to two guest speakers who will help to challenge them to grow in their faith along with the following requirements: The teens will be required to do 20 hours of community service, attend Sanctuary (Our youth Group) 5 times and perform a Liturgical Ministry role one time. They will also be required to attend a weekend retreat held Camp Courage and led by our wonderful Youth Ministry team. This program can be started in 10-12 grades after the completion of Year 1 Confirmation.
Adult Faith Formation
Risen Savior seeks to be a welcoming, nourishing, and engaging environment for all people to grow in their faith. Adult Faith Formation provides opportunities for adults to continue their journey with God through prayer, study, and action by integrating the wisdom of their lived experiences with their identities as disciples of Christ.
Faith Formation Staff
Rae Ann Konkol – Director of Family and Youth Formation
Jessica Sosa – Preschool & Elementary Faith Formation
Grace Koleczek – Adult Faith Formation & Social Justice