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Faith Formation

MISSION STATEMENT

To call and equip all Christians of every age and stage of life to fulfill their Baptismal call to holiness in family, Church and society.  Ongoing faith formation is essential to accomplish this mission.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Saint Cecilia Religious Formation is comprised of many opportunities to begin or continue enriching your faith. They are:  Family Catechesis, 1-12 Faith Formation Classes; Adult Faith Formation – Bible Study and Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA – this class is for learning more about your Catholic faith, adults who have not completed their Sacrament preparation or adults interested in joining our Catholic Faith Community); and preparation for all Sacraments.

 

Faith Formation Registration 2021-2022

Registration for the 2021-2022 academic year is underway. You can register your child(ren) for Faith Formation either through a paper form, or online:

  • PAPER FORM: Fill out the Registration Form and returning the form to the Parish Office: REGISTRATION FORM
  • ONLINE (NEW!): Complete the online form by clicking on the following link: ONLINE REGISTRATION

***Be sure to read the instructions carefully when filling out the online form.

Payment for Faith Formation Classes

Pay on-line by using the link HERE. Please enter the right amount in the ‘Faith Formation’ section and your family name in the notes.

You can also pay by sending in a check or cash to the Parish Office, 603 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Faith Formation Schedule 2021-2022

You can download the Faith Formation Schedule and Calendar by clicking on the following links:

In brief:

  1.  School year grades 1-6 will meet on select Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  2.  School year grades 7-12 will meet on select Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  3.  Family Catechesis will meet once per month on Sundays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  4.  Faith Formation will begin on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
  5.  Faith Formation will end on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
  6.  The preparation for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Communion will require attendance on additional days by students and parents. For Confirmation candidates, additional meetings will be with their sponsors.

1st Confession & 1st Communion Meeting Schedule

Parent and Student formation meetings: (At least one parent must be present at each meeting)

First Confession –

Saturday September 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Saturday October 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Saturday December 11th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:oo noon

Wednesday December 15th, First Confession at Advent Penance Service

First Communion –

Saturday February 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Saturday March 19th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Saturday April 30th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Sunday May 1st, First Communion at 10:30 a.m. Mass

Everyone will need to provide a Baptismal certificate by December 1st, 2021

Confirmation Preparation Meeting Schedule

All Regular High School Faith Formation: Wednesdays as established 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Sophomore Confirmation Formation Sessions:

  • Sunday September 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday October 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. formation with sponsors
  •  Mass of Confirmation with Bishop Donald Hying To Be Determined

 

Freshmen Confirmation Formation Sessions:

Confirmation Preparation Schedule for Freshmen 2021-2022

  • Sunday October 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday November 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday December 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday January 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday February 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday March 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday April 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m. formation with sponsors

Freshmen Confirmation Retreat – January 7th-9th

Everyone will need to provide a Baptismal certificate by December 1st, 2021

 

ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES

As the adult members of Saint Cecilia Parish, living our mission statement of proclaiming and teaching God’s word, we “must be mature in faith and be well equipped to share the Gospel…through adult faith formation, by which we consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study.” – General Directory of Catechesis

Adult Faith Formation

Join us for Adult Faith Formation throughout the year. Below are the different “Semesters” of Adult Faith Formation

  • Fall Semester: October through November on Tuesday evenings
  • Spring Semester: Easter through May on Tuesday evenings
  • Summer Semester: July through August on Wednesday nights
  • Book Reading: End of Christmas Season to the start of Lent

If you are interested in joining a small group, please reach out to the Director of Faith Formation (faithformation@dellscatholic.com) or to the Pastor (pastor@dellscatholic.com).