Religious Education

Welcome to the St. Mary's of the Lake Religious Education page including Faith Formation and Confirmation calendars, program descriptions, curriculum by grades, links for adult faith formation, Sacramental prep information and much more. 

Faith Formation.  This includes classes for kindergarten through eighth grade and the Confirmation I & II Programs.  Children must be registered for classes.   Please call the Parish Office for class schedules and registration information. Children must have completed at least one year of Faith formation (grade 1 or above) and be enrolled in their 2nd year of faith formation (grade 2 or above) to enroll in preparation for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist. Children must have completed the 7th and 8th grade program to enroll in the Confirmation program in 9th grade. Children with special needs are welcome in all of our Faith formation and sacramental preparation programs; we are happy to work with you to best meet the needs of your child.  Please contact the Director of Faith Formation with any questions.

Catechists, Substitute Catechists and Hall Monitors.  In order to provide faith formation for the children of our parish, we need many volunteers each year who are willing to serve as catechists.  The Director of Faith Formation trains and provides support to the Catechists.  Please our Director of Faith Formation, at 685-6377 for additional information or to volunteer.

Safe Environment Program.  In compliance with the USCCB, “Protecting God’s Children”, Adult Awareness Sessions are available and free to all adult parishioners.  This training is mandated for all Clergy, Religious, all employees and any volunteer whose ministry brings them into contact with children.  Contact the Parish Office for more information.  Note:  Parents are reminded that an adult must always accompany children if they have to leave the worship area during Mass.  Please be aware that the Church is a public building and this policy is enforced for the safety of your children.