Faith Formation for Children


The purpose of Faith Formation is to teach the truths of the Catholic faith, learn to apply them to our daily lives and grow closer to God.  We will use a variety of experiences to make our faith come alive for the children and youth of St. Edward. 

  • All children will participate in classes on Sunday mornings after the 9:00 am Mass.  Children begin preparation for Penance and Communion in grade 1.  A two year preparation program is required by the diocese.  
  • Grades 1-5 will be together in the hall; grades 6-7 in the music room and Confirmation (grade 8) in the guild room.  
  • Confirmation Preparation begins in grade 7 and ends in grade 8.  Youth enrolled in Catholic school must attend classes here at St. Edward in grade 8 to be confirmed in grade 9.  Confirmation will take place early in 9th grade.
  •  Roman Catholic School families should register 2nd graders for First Penance and First Communion in the parish.  8th graders also need to register for immediate Confirmation preparation.

Children's Liturgy of the Word:  there is no registration or fee for this program.  

  • Children should be at least 4 years old to attend.  
  • Children in grades 1 – 5 are to participate in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 9:00 am Mass. 

Faith Formation Registration Form 2017-18


First Communion Registration for children enrolled in Catholic School


Children's Choir 

Our children's choir is directed by Maralyn Coscia and sings at the 9:00 a.m. Mass every Sunday from late September to May.  Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am in the Church.  

Family Mass

During Family Mass the children and youth of the parish have the opportunity to serve as lectors, ushers and gift bearers at the 9:00 a.m. Mass.  We routinely ask those enrolled in our faith formation classes but welcome participation from all children and youth.  If you would like to participate, please contact Deanna Bartalini, (faithformation (at)stedward(dot)com) or 561-832-0400 to let her know.  The schedule for 2017-18 is: October 8, November 12, February 11, April 8, and May 13. May 13 is May Crowning.





 Deanna Bartalini                 Faith Formation Director  ​Email or 561-832-0400 x104



2017-18 Faith Formation Class Schedule

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