Family Faith Formation- Catholic School and HTH

Do my Catholic School or HTH children need to attend the weekly parish Family Faith Formation classes?

Catholic school families are exempt from participating in the parish Family Faith Formation classes as your children are receiving faith formation classes 5 days a week in their parochial schools.  

HTH members are exempt from participating in the parish Family Faith Formation classes as you are already implementing faith formation every day and all day as a Catholic homeschooler. 

Do my Catholic School or HTH children need to register with the parish Faith Formation office every year?

YES! Please register your children (K-8th) with the parish Faith Formation office every year, even though you do not need to attend the classes.

Why? Because it helps our pastor show the diocese the demographics of his parish. If our parish looks like it only has 400 children in grades K-8th, we do not show a correct picture of our parish to the diocese. Currently, on paper, it looks like we have many families at HT, but very few children. 

How do I register my Catholic School and HTH children with the Faith Formation office?

All parish families (including Catholic School/HTH) MUST register any child who will be receiving a sacrament in 2023 and 2024 at Holy Trinity. Registration will run June 6-July 31.

The cost is $30 per child for children receiving a sacrament in 2023 (2nd year First Holy Communion and 2nd Year Confirmation) to cover retreat and other material expenses. There is no fee for the children who are receiving a sacrament in 2024 (1st Year First Holy Communion and 1st Year Confirmation).  

Registration of your non-sacramental children who are in K-8th grade costs nothing, so please also include them on the registration form.

2022-2023 Faith Formation Registration

An email will be sent to you after June 30 with payment information if you have a child in a sacramental year. Your registration is NOT complete until payment is received.


What do my Catholic School and HTH children in a sacramental year need to do?

For ALL children receiving First Holy Communion or Confirmation in 2023

Since the diocese requires two consecutive years of documented faith formation prior to a sacrament, please send a brief email after registering stating that your child successfully completed his/her first year of sacramental prep and completed your program requirements in 2022. It will be printed and filed with your child’s sacramental records. The email should be sent to htsacramentalwork@gmail.com before you begin this school year.


UPDATES FOR 2022-2023 COMING SOON!

Receiving First Holy Communion in 2022

The following forms are DUE NOV 8, 2021. They should be turned in to the Family Faith Formation office using the Family Folder provided for you in the Ministry Closet. When you walk into the closet, there is a black file cabinet tucked under the table to the left. Your folder is in that cabinet. DO NOT email us these important forms!

FHC-Letter-of-Intent

FHC-Data-Form

A copy of the First Communicant’s Baptism Certificate AND Birth Certificate are also DUE NOV 8, 2021


First Penance Retreat is Jan 8, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm

First Penance Quiz is DUE Jan 15, 2022 (Coming Soon)

Sacrament of First Penance will be received Jan 22, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm OR Feb 5, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm.


First Holy Communion Retreat is March 26, 2022, 9:00am-12:30pm

First Holy Communion Quiz is DUE April 8, 2022 (Coming Soon)


Sacramental Review Spreadsheet

The 2nd Year FHC Sacramental Review Spreadsheet is for you and your child to use to see what has been completed.

This spreadsheet will be updated on Sunday evenings for you to check each Monday. We try our best, but if you ever notice a discrepancy, please email Lourdes Highfill: reassistant@holytrinityparish.net


For children receiving First Holy Communion in 2023

There are no extra parish requirements. We will reach out to you at the end of the year to ask for a letter stating that your child successfully completed his/her first year of sacramental preparation.



For children receiving Confirmation in 2022

The following forms are DUE NOV 8, 2021. They should be turned into the Family Faith Formation office using the Family Folder provided for you in the Ministry Closet. When you walk into the closet, there is a black file cabinet tucked under the table to the left. Your folder is in that cabinet. DO NOT email us these important forms.

FFF-Sponsor-Eligibility-Form

FFF-Confirmation-Letter-of-Intent

FFF-Confirmation-Data-Form

A copy of the candidate’s Baptism Certificate AND Birth Certificate are also DUE NOV 8, 2021


To be shared with the candidate’s Sponsor:

FFF-The-Role-of-Confirmation-Sponsor

The following assignments are DUE JAN 10, 2022

FFF-Walking-Together-Sponsor-Interview

FFF-Saint-Report-Guidelines


Use the Priest Interview questions to prepare for your interview. A sign-up for Priest Interviews will be available in January.

FFF-Confirmation-Priest-Interview-Questions-for-Candidates


The following assignments are DUE APRIL 1, 2022

FFF-Prove-It-Prayer-Assignment

FFF-Confirmation-Service-to-Others


Confirmation Retreat– Fri 5/13 (5:00-9:00pm) AND Sat 5/14, 8:30-4:00pm

Final Exam– At the end of the year you will need to submit an email stating that your child has successfully passed their religion class and required coursework. We will need that email by May 6, 2022. The email should be sent to htsacramentalwork@gmail.com. Some parochial schools will not have completed classes by this date, but hopefully, by May 6th you will have a pretty good idea if the candidate is going to pass his/her religion class and you can testify to that in an email.

Confirmation Mass– Tues 5/24, 7:00pm OR Wed 5/25, 7:00pm (see email dated 10/29 for the Mass Sign-up!)


Sacramental Review Spreadsheet

The 2nd Year Confirmation Sacramental Review Spreadsheet is for you and your child to use to see what has been completed.

This spreadsheet will be updated on Sunday evenings for you to check each Monday. We try our best, but if you ever notice a discrepancy, please email Lourdes Highfill: reassistant@holytrinityparish.net


For children receiving Confirmation in 2023

There are no extra parish requirements. We will reach out to you at the end of the year to ask for a letter stating that your child successfully completed his/her first year of sacramental preparation.

Contact the Family Faith Formation Team

Margi Loesel, Director of Religious Education religioused@holytrinityparish.net

Lourdes Highfill, Faith Formation Assistant (Spanish Speaking) reassistant@holytrinityparish.net

Mary Beth Balint, Faith Formation Assistant assistant.faithformation@gmail.com