Youth Faith Formation

Faith Formation Launch Dates

Wed., January 26: Catechists & Aides Orientation, 6:30-8PM

Wed., February 2: Open House & Free Pizza Dinner for Parents & Families, 4-7PM; Meet Your Teachers (5PM)

Wed., February 9: First Week of Classes

Our Faith Formation leadership is finally in place -- and we have been abundantly rewarded for our patience! Sister Mary Ellen and Donna Leu have accepted the roles of Coordinators of Religious Education and are partnering to lead this year's curriculum.

Donna Leu has donated her time, talent, and treasure to our Faith Formation program as a volunteer the past few years and as an offertory minister. At her former parish of St. John Vianney in Janesville, she performed similar roles and served as a catechist and as an extraordinary minister of communion to shut-ins. Donna has been a special education aide for 13 years. Sister Mary Ellen serves as Director of Development for Marywood Spirituality Center

-- a role she will continue while with us. Sr. Mary Ellen has extensive education and teaching experience, including teaching religious education at the elementary and high school levels and serving as Dean of Students at Regina High School in Minneapolis. Sister has her B.A. from Edgewood College, an M.S. in Guidance & Counseling from UW Oshkosh, and an M.A. in Catechetics from Santa Clara University. She is professed as a Sinsinawa Dominican. If you've had the privilege of meeting Donna and Sister Mary Ellen you already know they are deeply committed to our Catholic Faith and to passing it on.

Donna and Sister Mary Ellen have been devoting the necessary time to become oriented and familiar with Holy Family and our Faith Formation program and needs. Please remember Sr. Mary Ellen and Donna in your prayers as they begin their ministry and service.