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2017/2018 High School Registration Forms

 High school aged students (grades 9 through 11) can register for the 2017/2018 school year using the following forms (all three forms must be completed and on file at church for all students).
Youth classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm following the calendar below.

High School Registration form - please print, complete, and return to church to register your youth for faith formation.

Safe Environment - please print, complete, and return to church.

Image and Likeness - please print, complete, and return to church.

2017/2018 Registration Forms

Below you will find important information for the 2017/2018 School Year.  

Welcome Letter - The Welcome Letter has information about the program in general, please print and keep for your records.

2017/2018 Faith Formation Calendar - The Faith Formation Calendar has important events and dates for the year, please print and keep for your records.

The following three forms need to be printed, completed, and returned to the church with payment.  
Paperwork and appropriate payment can be submitted to church by either:

Return your paperwork to the Parish Office

Mail all paperwork to the Church

Registration Form - Please print off, complete, and return to church to register your children for Faith Formation. 

Safe Environment Permission - Please print off, complete, and return to church for the Safe Environment training.

Diocese of Superior Image and Likeness - Please print off, complete, and return the Image and Likeness form from the Diocese of Superior.

Religious Education Classes

We recognize and affirm that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children in the Catholic faith.  We believe that religious faith formation occurs within the family and a worshiping community.  The religious education classes are here to reinforce those teachings and to build-up and support the family faith journey.  Our program uses the Diocese of Superior guidelines for religious education as the basis for learning our Catholic Faith.  In conjunction with these guidelines, we also use the Be My Disciples textbook and online resources.   

Classes for children in grades 1 through 8 are during the school year (From September through April) on most Wednesdays from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. To register your student(s) for the 2017-18 school year please download, complete, and sign the Registration Form, the Youth Image and Likeness Release Form, the Safe-Environment form, and return with applicable registration fees to the Coordinator of Children's Faith Formation at the parish.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 

Children ages 3 through 6 are invited to participate in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program located in our atrium (in the lower level of the church).  The children learn about our Catholic faith through a hands-on approach using the Montessori method.  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd meets in the atrium on most Sundays from October through April during the 10:00 a.m. mass.  

First Sacraments

Children typically prepare for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist during their second year of faith formation; this is accomplished through a combination of parish-based and home-based learning. It is recommended that children preparing for sacraments have attended religious education classes for one full year prior to receiving the sacraments. 

It is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation that we become friends again and turn toward our loving, merciful God. A morning of retreat for parents and their candidate, usually the last Saturday in October, begins this sacramental journey. The sacrament is then celebrated in early December.

Eucharist is the source and summit for living as a child of God. The parent and candidate retreat for the First Eucharist journey is usually the first Saturday in March with First Eucharist celebrated in April.

Way Cafe 

Home-style family meals, open to everyone in the parish, are served in the parish hall most Wednesday evenings of Youth Faith Formation classes. A $5 donation ($3 for smaller appetites) is suggested and includes an entree, salad, dessert and beverage! When known in advance, menu appears in the bulletin.

Confirmation

Confirmation strengthens and deepens baptismal grace through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Candidates begin preparation in high school. Preparation includes weekly classes, companionship of a Sponsor, Liturgical and Christian Service hours, and a Confirmation retreat. 

Rosary Club

School-aged youth have the opportunity to learn the Catholic tradition of the rosary by creating rosaries from simple cord and beads. Completed rosaries are then sent to missions around the world. Annually, this has amounted to over 100 rosaries! Rosary Club meets  monthly in the parish hall immediately after youth faith formation classes; check the calendar for Rosary Club dates.

Altar Server

Altar Servers assist the priest and deacon throughout various liturgies and bring the assembly into a fuller understanding of the liturgy and a greater love of God. Boys and girls 4th grade through 12th grade are welcome and encouraged to participate in this ministry.

Please contact the Coordinator of Children's Faith Formation at 715-356-6284, ext 5 or by email at jamie.klappa@holyfamilywoodruff.org with any questions or to get involved.