RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: 1ST THROUGH 10TH GRADES
Corpus Christi Faith Formation 2018-2019
Update October 2018
Who must register?
On August 29th Religious Education classes for 1st-10th grade began at St. Albert School. All students attending public and Catholic schools needing sacramental preparation for first Holy Communion, Reconciliation, and Confirmation must register. Students in public school must attend classes regularly from the 1st – 10th grades.
Students in 3rd-8th grades, who have not received their first Holy Communion, are placed in a special class called Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC). Students must receive first Reconciliation to prepare to receive their first Holy Communion. Only students in 2nd grade and RCIC classes can be prepared for first Reconciliation and first Holy Communion.
The Des Moines Diocese requires the 2-year Confirmation preparation to begin no earlier than September of the 9th grade year. The celebration of the sacrament occurs at a significant moment toward the end of the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. “A candidate for Confirmation… must profess the faith, be in the state of grace, have the intention of receiving the sacrament, and be prepared to assume the role of disciple and witness to Christ….” (CCC1319). Second year Confirmation students are to consult their Confirmation Handbook with details for all sacramental requirements.
Check with the Parish Office when you register to be sure your child is assigned to the correct class. Registrations were accepted from mid-July to September 17th. Registrations for the coming 2019-2020 year will begin in May 2019.
A registration fee of $100 per student with a maximum cost per family of $225 is charged to defray costs. This fee can be paid in two payments with the first $50 per student payable with registration. All fee payments are due by November 1st.
Important Faith Formation Calendar Events
Nov 4 – 5th grade RE students host 11:15 Mass at Queens
Nov 18 – Retreat 1st year Confirmation Students, Queen of Apostles Great Hall, 12:15-5:00 pm
Dec 1 – Reconciliation Retreat for 1st Reconciliation, 2nd grade & RCIC students & parents, 9 am-noon, Queens Church & Great Hall
Dec 2 – 6th grade RE students host 11:15 Mass at Queens
Jan 5- 7th grade host 11:15 Mass at Queens
Jan 13 – Rite of Inscription for 2nd year Confirmation students 11:15am Mass, Queens
Jan 27 – Retreat for 2nd year Confirmation students 12:15-5:00pm Queens Great Hall
Feb 3- 4th & 3rd grade RE students host 11:15 Mass at Queens
Mar 3- RCIC students host 11:15 Mass at Queens
Mar 20 & 27 – First Eucharist parent meeting of 2nd grade and RCIC students 6:30pm St. Albert
Mar 23 – Reconciliation Service for all confirmation candidates Queens10 am-noon
Apr 6- First Communion Retreat for 2nd grade and RCIC students 9-12:00pm Queens
Apr 7- 9th grade/First year Confirmation prep class host 11:15 Mass at Queens
Apr 24- Confirmation meeting for candidate and parent or sponsor,6:30 pm St. Albert
Apr 28 – Retreat for 2nd year Confirmation Class, 12;15-Noon at Queens Great Hall
May 2 – First Communion practice,6;30-7:45 pm Queens
May 4 – First Communion Mass for 2nd grade and RCIC students and families 10am Queens
May 5 – 10th grade/2nd year Confirmation prep class hosts 11:15 Mass at Queens
June 6 – Confirmation practice 6:30pm Queens
June 8 – Confirmation Mass for 2nd year students and families, Queens 10 am
Download the following
Faith Formation Parent Handbook 2018-2019
Faith Formation Calendar 2018-2019 (Grades 1st - 10th)
For more information, please fill out the contact form or contact the parish office at 712-323-1163.
We are looking forward to an exciting and enlightening Faith Formation year 2018-2019.