March 17, 2020
Dear Faith Formation Families,
As we work our way through this time of uncertainty, we have decided to cancel all Faith Formation for St. Pius V children and youth at the church.
We, as staff, along with Father Terry, find it in the best interest of our parish to have you teach Faith Formation to your family from home until further notice. You are, and have always been, the primary faith teacher to your children.
With that said, I will be emailing homework once a week to families by grade level for remaining dates.
I am asking that our 10th Grade Confirmation youth continue to work on the Faith Sharing Manual with their sponsor (in person or via phone/other communication). Faith Sharing Manuals are due to me by April 8. If there are changes for our Confirmation date/location – I will notify you. As of now, no change.
Grade 9 and 10, please continue to work on needed service projects and Mass notes – if you are not able to attend Mass during this dispensation period, please watch the Mass on TV at 11am Sunday’s on KSTC channel 45 or listen to Relevant Radio on 1330am at 9am Sunday’s.
Grade 2 - First Communion remains scheduled for May 3. You will be notified of changes.
We will have no Youth Group, Youth Leadership Team meetings or other youth activities until further notice.
If you haven’t set up a FORMED.org account – it is time! There are great videos, devotional materials and books that you can use to form your children in our faith. I will also be using links for some of your “home” work lessons. Register and sign up for your free FORMED account here. Use zip code 55009 to find our parish faster. You can get the FORMED app for your devices from your app store for both Apple and Android.
PLEASE continue to use “social distancing” as much as possible and pray for an end to this pandemic.
Mary, Mother of the Church, Pray for us!
Faith Formation Director
Download 2020 FMSC Permission Form here. CANCELED
Download Faith Formation Registration Form 2019-2020 or register online here
Faith Formation Calendars for Year 2019/2020:
Elementary (Pre-5) Faith Formation Calendar
Middle/High School (6-12) Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Calendar
First Wednesday's are the first Wednesday of each month and are theme based Faith Formation in a large group setting and break off groups with the Faith Formation Director and Catechist's during the Faith Formation year as listed on the calendar.
For Families not attending St. Pius V’s program and wish to prepare their child(ren) to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist -
- If your child(ren) are home-schooled or attend Catholic School and would like to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist at St. Pius V this year, you must fill out the Faith Formation Registration Form.
- Curriculum will need to be approved by Faith Formation Director or pastor. (You can purchase the materials from St. Pius V if necessary.)
- Return form to the office.
Please note: Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation must be completed through a parish-run two year program. If you wish to attend St. Pius V’s program (which meets on Wednesday nights), then you must submit a Faith Formation Registration form. If you have questions, please contact the Faith Formation Director. Click here for Confirmation requirements.
Register and login for FORMED at SPVSJ.FORMED.ORG and you will find excellent family and Catholic movies/books/content!
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