Faith and Family Since 1925

Faith Formation

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Faith Formation Leaders:
Greg Cummings and Kathy Whittaker

We are very excited about our new Faith Formation program and would like to share some more information about the program.  Our curriculum for Kindergarten- Fifth grade is Spirit of Truth from the Sophia Institute,  and is EDGE for Sixth – Eighth grades. EDGE is a new program being used throughout the Erie Diocese. Instead of a traditional classroom model, it uses a youth ministry format to better engage young people in their faith.  In addition to these there are other times for Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.  The transition for Confirmation in the diocese of Erie from 11th grade to 9th grade continues. This coming year students in 9th and 10th grade gather to be further formed in their faith and prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Our classes consist of two Sundays a month of K-5 classroom instruction and EDGE, as well as one Family Day on an additional Sunday each month for parents to attend with their children. During the two monthly days of classroom instruction/EDGE, we offer simultaneous Adult formation for parents and all adults of the parish.

2024 Faith Formation Calendar:

The start time of CLASS days is 9:15 and FAMILY days is 9:30. All sessions will run until 10:45.  Grades 6-7-8 who are in the EDGE program will meet in the triple classroom beginning on January 7th, NOT at the Knights of Columbus hall.


7 – Class Day

14 – Family Day

21 – Class Day

28 – No Classes


2-4 – Confirmation Retreat

4 – Class Day (except Confirmation)

11 – Family Day

14 – Ash Wednesday

18 – Class Day and Confirmation

25 – No Classes

Adult Ed: February 6
              February 20


3 – Class Day & Evening Confirmation Class

10 – Family Day

17 – Class Day & Evening Confirmation Class

24 – Palm Sunday; No Classes

31 – Easter Sunday; No Classes

Adult Ed: Tuesday, March 5: 5:30pm Triple Classroom 
               Tuesday, March 19: 5:30pm Triple Classroom

7 – Class Day

14 – Family Day

21 – Class Day; Confirmation Practice from 2-4 PM @ St. Michael’s in Greenville

22 – Confirmation 7 PM @ St. Michael’s in Greenville

28 – No Classes for K-8; Confirmation Students meet during regular class time

Adult Ed: Tuesday, April 9: 5:30pm Triple Classroom 

               Tuesday, April 23: 5:30-7:30pm Triple Classroom


5 – Class Day

12 – Feast of the Ascension/Mother’s Day; No Classes

19 – Class Day (Last Day!)

On Class Days, PreK-8 will meet 9:15-10:45 AM in the Faith Formation wing of Beloved Disciple, Confirmation Classes will meet on the same days from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Church Library.

On Family Days, students and their families should meet from 9:30-10:45 in the Faith Formation wing of Beloved Disciple.

This schedule is subject to change. All changes will be made available in the bulletin, on the website, or sent home.