Family Faith Formation

Formation for the whole family!

Family Faith Formation
is our parish's whole-family catechesis program designed for grades Kindergarden - 8th and 9th Grade Confirmation. The goal of Family Faith Formation is to assist families in the living the faith by nurturing characteristics that are essential to following Jesus as His disciple.  This format welcomes every family in the parish. Gatherings will include adult presentation, children's faith lesson, devotional practices, group discussion, and fun faith activities




Family Faith Formation Plan: 

  • Family Faith Formation will take place twice during the month from Setember to May unless otherwise noted. Please check the schedule posted on the side.
  • While both parents are preferred, at least one parent or guardian must attend with their child/children.
  • If your child is in formation for a Sacrament-1st Communion or Confirmation-, we require parents to also be in some kind of formation for themselves so that they can grow in their faith and help their children be fully disposed to the Sacrament and continue to grow after they have received it. A list of Formation Opportunities can be found on the right side of this page. 
  • We will no longer be doing the Home Lessons packets that were provided the last two years. 


Little Lambs Sunday School

We will not be able to provide for the preschool age this year. However, look for more information next year when we hope to roll out the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd!

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me" (Matthew 19:14.)

Each year a number of children and adults enter the church during the Easter Vigil at IHM. Like the adults, children, who have reached the age of reason and have not been baptized enter into the Catholic Christian Community through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

The RCIA process for adults is adapted for children and includes the same periods and rites. IHM's children and adults first experience the Pre-catechumenate period followed by the Rite of Welcoming and Acceptance. Secondly, they are involved in the Catechumenate period followed by the Rite of Election. Thirdly, they enter the Enlightenment period followed by the Rite of Initiation. Fourth, they enter a period of mystogogia.

If you would like to learn more about RCIA adapted for children, please email or call Jen Brown at  393-3033.