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Grades 1st - 7th

Our Mission is to create an environment where families and children feel safe and accompany them on their journey to be closer to Jesus Christ and God.

Our Focus is on our Head, Heart and Hands:  

We want your child to have the knowledge of our faith (Head), to strengthen their relationship with God aka Discipleship (Heart) and to serve within our families, our community and beyond (Hands)

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Genevieve

Contact

Genevieve Emanuel

908-464-1585

Call me for:

Religious Formation, Family Masses, Liturgy of the Word for Children, Vacation Bible School and Confirmation. Call me with questions about our programming or to volunteer as a catechist or mentor! 

Registration FAQ's

Baptismal Certificate

Baptism Certificates are required for children new to the program and for all first graders, unless baptized at Little Flower.  You will be asked to upload a copy of your child's baptismal certificate when you register. If you don't have your child's certificate or cannot upload it, contact the religious formation office at the parish center for help.

Tuition Assistance

No child will be denied due to financial hardship.  In the event the assistance is needed, please notify Religious Formation Coordinator at religiousformation.lf@gmail.com.

Parish Membership

We want your family to be an active part of the Little Flower community. We ask that before you sign up for our program, you are a parishioner of the Church of the Little Flower. Click here to become a parishioner.

How Can I Help?

Glad you asked! Volunteers are always welcome and needed. Contact Religious Formation Coordinator at religiousformation.lf@gmail.com and 

Thank you!

Program FAQ's

Program Grades

Little Flower Religious Formation begins in first grade to prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion in second grade and runs through seventh grade. Confirmation preparation begins in eighth grade. Children make their Confirmation in the fall of ninth grade.

Additional Fees

There is a First Communion Sacramental preparation fee of $185 due at First Communion registration in January to defray the cost of materials and the retreat.

Empowering God's Children

Parents present a safety lesson to their children that includes a grade-appropriate video component along with a hands-on activity. We are required by the Archdiocese to receive a response for each student registered in our program. Upon completion parents will sign the Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement; or the Parent/Guardian Selection if they choose not to participate. Download will be available 

Mass Requirements

Religious Formation families are asked to attend a monthly family Mass. (Schedule here)

These Masses are geared towards families with children in our program.

Attendance

According to Archdiocesan policy, children must attend a certain amount of religious formation hours to move through the program. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Pastor. 

Lenten, Advent and End of Year Family Sessions 

Families attend three required sessions a year at Advent, Lent and at the end of the Religious Formation year. Other opportunities for families to worship together are available throughout the year, but are not required.

Photo Release

We love to highlight our religious formation families on social media. At registration you can choose to opt in or out of these social media posts. You will fill out the photo release as part of the registration process on Community Pass.

You may also share your photos @littleflowerbh.

Important Dates for the 2024-2025 Program

Parent Meeting

Grades 6 & 7

September 25

7 - 8 pm

Lower Level of the Church

First Day of Classes

Grade 6

October 16

Lenten Family Sessions

All Grades

Friday, April 4

7 - 8 pm

Join us for Family Stations of the Cross

Easter Break 

April 13 & 20 - Sunday classes

April 14 & 21 - Monday classes

April 16 - Wednesday classes

1st Communion 

Grade 2

April 26 & 27 and May 3 & 4

At 5:30 pm and 11:30 am Masses

Registration opens on Community Pass in January

Last Day of Classes

Grade 7

April 30

Parent Meeting

Grades 1 - 5

September 24

7 - 8 pm

Lower Level of the Church

First Day of Classes

Grade 7

October 23

Year End Family Sessions

All Grades

Friday, May 9

6 - 8 pm

Church Lower Level

1st Reconciliation

Grade 2

Coming Soon in January 2025

Last Day of Classes 

Grades 1 - 5

April 27 - Sunday classes

April 28 - Monday classes

April 30 - Wednesday classes

First Day of Classes 

Grades 1 - 5

October 13 - Sunday classes

October 14 - Monday classes

October 16 - Wednesday classes

Advent Family Sessions

All Grades

Friday, December 6

Time 6 pm

Join us for "Christmas is Calling You Home" 

Christmas Break

December 22 & 29 - Sunday classes

December 23 & 30 - Monday classes

December 25 & January 1 - Wednesday classes

Blessing Cup Retreat

Grade 2

March 18

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Church Lower Level

Last Day of Classes

Grade 6

April 23

Religious Formation Class and Family Mass Schedules

Grades 1-5

Sundays

Meets 10:20 - 11:20 am

Bernauer Parish Center

Lower Level

Calendar

Grade 6

Wednesdays

Meets 2x per month

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Church Lower Level

Calendar​

Grades 1 - 5 

Mondays

Meets 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Bernauer Parish Center

Lower Level

Calendar

Grade 7

Wednesdays

Meets 2x per month

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Church Lower Level

Calendar

Grades 1 - 5

Wednesdays

Meets 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Bernauer Parish Center

Lower Level

Calendar

Family Mass

Sundays

Join us once a month for a weekend family Mass especially for you. See the scheduled family Mass weekend dates here. Choose the 5:30 pm, 8:30am or 11:30 pm Mass.

Catechist Corner

What is required to meet the Safe Environment policies if I want to volunteer with minors?

You need to fill out a volunteer application, sign the current Archdiocesan Code of Conduct, have a criminal background check and take a course in child sexual abuse awareness and prevention.  Although the Code of Conduct, application and background check must be completed before you start your service, you have 30 days to take the Protecting God’s Children program. To register for a class, check your status or for questions, contact Dan Grossano, pastoral110.lf@gmail.com.

Blessing of the Catechists

September 29

11:30 am Mass

Zoom Info Session for prospective catechists

August 13

8 pm

RSVP here

Catechist Meeting

September 11

7 - 9 pm

Church Lower Level

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