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 a.m. mass. October through April. All children who will be three years old by September 1, 2021 through Kindergarten are invited to register.
TBD, Pre-K Coordinator – (952) 698-1712, interim contact: Mike McNeil, (952) 698-1720, email@example.com.
Liturgy of the Word for Children
During the 9am Mass children in grades 1-3 are invited to leave during the scripture readings for appropriate lesson and activities relating to that Sunday’s Gospel story. No registration required.
TBD, Coordinator – (952) 698-1712, interim contact: Mike McNeil, (952) 698-1720, firstname.lastname@example.org.
G.I.F.T. and Sacramental Preparation
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).
Tara Hahn, G.I.F.T. Coordinator – (952) 698-1729 email@example.com
Vacation Bible School
In the summer, we offer Vacation Bible School over 4 days in the mornings. Those in preschool through grade 5 are welcome to register.
Tara Hahn, VBS Coordinator – (952) 698-1729 firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School and High School
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.
Rae Ann Konkol, Grades 5-8 Director – (952) 698-1727, email@example.com
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 though 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.
Rae Ann Konkol, Confirmation Director – (952) 698-1727, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Grace Koleczek, Adult Faith Formation and Social Justice Coordinator – (952) 698-1724, email@example.com
Faith Formation Staff
TBD – Preschool, Kindergarten
Interim contact: Mike McNeil, (952) 698-1720, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Hahn – Elementary Faith Formation & Children’s Events
(952) 698-1729, email@example.com
Rae Ann Konkol – Secondary Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
(952) 698-1727, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Koleczek – Adult Faith Formation & Social Justice
(952) 698-1724, email@example.com
Amanda Pampuch – Faith Formation Assistant
(952) 698-1719, firstname.lastname@example.org