An update for the rest of the Faith Formation year:
Un nuevo aviso sobre la Catequesis:

As you all know, we have been asked to stay home in self quarantine until about April 24, with no schools open and most of the businesses closed. For our Faith Formation program, it means that we will not have any more classes for all grades K-5th grade for the rest of this school year. We are suspending the rest of our classes, the First Communion rehearsal, and yes, the First Communion retreat as well. We are still hoping to have the May 3rd First Communion Mass, but if things are not back to normal by then, we will postpone First Communion Mass and a new date will be set when things are better and public celebrations of the Mass are being held again. Please know that I will continue to communicate with you and offer resources to continue Faith Formation and First Communion preparation at home.
-Lorianne Aubut
Coordinator of Elementary Faith Formation

Como ya saben, se nos ha pedido que nos quedemos en casa en cuarentena hasta el 24 de abril, con escuelas cerradas y la mayoría de los negocios cerrados. Esto quiere decir que hemos suspendido la clases de catequesis para el resto del año escolar. También no tendremos las prácticas de la Primera Comunión ni el retiro de Primera Comunión el 25 de abril. Todavía esperamos poder ofrecer la Misa de la Primera Comunión el 3 de mayo, pero todo va a depender de que las cosas hayan mejorado signifcativamente. Si nada ha mejorado para esa fecha, entonces cambiaremos la fecha de la Primera Comunión para otra fecha en el verano, cuando las cosas ya estén normales y las Misas públicas se estén celebrando nuevamente. Yo me mantendré en comunicación con ustedes y continuaré ofreciendo recursos para la catequesis en el hogar y la preparación de la Primera Comunión.

-Lorianne Aubut
Coordinadora de Catequesis de Niños

For more information, please contact  Lorianne Aubut.

This year our Elementary program on Wednesday nights for 3rd-5th graders will continue the new format implemented two years ago: a lineup of great Catholic speakers, who will lead the night and provide activities for the students to work on in small groups. For 1st and 2nd graders we use the specific Montessori Method Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS). Please check the Registration Form for more information about our Elementary Faith Formation programs or contact Lorianne Aubut.

Please note: Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion in the Diocese of Madison takes two years. If your child is entering 1st grade this Fall, they will need to be registered in 1st grade faith formation this year in order to prepare for their First Reconciliation and First Communion in 2nd grade. Otherwise they will need to wait another year to celebrate the Sacraments.