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Family Faith Formation

Please Come Every Sunday!

Sunday, Nov 27:   Classes at 9:30

Grades 1 – 5: Parish Hall – special class together on forgiveness and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Grades 6 – 8: Pastoral Center – downstairs.

Grades 9-12: Mercy College of Health Sciences. See below.

Parents class: Pastoral Center – main floor. Fr. Nivin will share a class on forgiveness and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

11:00    Class for Age 3-5 in the Parish Hall

Jesus gathers families of all races

Sunday, Dec. 4:   Classes at 9:30

Grades 1 – 2: Parish Hall

Grades 3 – 5 Reconciliation class:  Parish Hall

Grades 3 – 5 others: Pastoral Center – downstairs

Grades 6 – 8: Pastoral Center – downstairs.

Grades 9-12: Mercy College of Health Sciences. See below.

Parents class: Pastoral Center – main floor.

 

11:00    Class for Age 3-5 in the Parish Hall

Jesus gathers families of all races

Sunday, Dec. 11:  Classes at 9:30.

First Reconciliation Practice in the cathedral at 9:30. A parent needs to attend with each child.

All other classes are at their usual locations.

Age 3-5 class at 11:00.

Jesus-welcomes-a-child

Sunday, Dec. 18: First Reconciliation & Advent Family Reconciliation

At 9:30 in the Cathedral, students who have prepared will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.

After they finish, all the adults or children in our Family Faith Formation program or in our parish are welcome to go to Confession, too!

 

11:00      Class for Age 3-5 in the Parish Hall

 

Sunday, Dec. 25:  No Class.

We Celebrate Christmas!

New location

Thank you, Mercy College of Nursing, for sharing your classrooms with our Confirmation and High School students!

Please register your children

We must have paperwork for all the children who are attending classes. Please complete the registration form, or ask a teacher or helper to help you do this at class.

We Journey Together

Faith Formation Experiences for All Ages

Sunday Classes and Family Experiences

Between our Sunday Masses, we offer opportunities for families. Please come every Sunday. Most Sundays offer classes for Parents and Grades 1-12. Some Sundays offer faith experiences for the whole family together. Please register your family for the school year.

Preschool and Kindergarten

During the 11:00 Mass on most Sundays, your children age 4 through Kindergarten age are welcome in the Parish Hall for a faith learning experience.  Please sign up for the school year, even if you only come sometimes.   

High School

We invite our high school youth who have received Confirmation to gather together during our Sunday morning Family Faith class days, or to assist in a classroom with younger students. We also encourage you to be active in liturgical ministry or any of our Parish Life ministries. Our adults welcome your energy and ideas!

Classroom locations

  • Preschool / Kindergarten: Parish Hall during 11:00 AM Sunday Mass
  • First Communion: Parish Hall.
    Includes Grades 1-2 plus those in Grade 3-8 who haven’t received First Communion
  • Grades 3-5 who have received First Communion: Diocesan Pastoral Center, downstairs
  • Grades 6-8 who have received First Communion: Diocesan Pastoral Center, downstairs
  • Parents: Diocesan Pastoral Center – Krause Hall on main floor

 

At Mercy College of Health Sciences – in Brennan Hall:

  • Grades 9 Pre-Confirmation
  • Grade 10 Confirmation
  • High School who have received Confirmation
Catechist with family gather at holy water font
Volunteers are needed

Catechists, assistants and lots of occasional helpers are needed! Our goal is a large enough team to support our 100+ families well - even with some people gone on some weekends. Contact Theresa Lewis to learn more.

Theresa Lewis portrait

Questions?

Contact Theresa Lewis, Director of Family Faith Formation:

515.288.7411, ext 206

tlewis@saintambrosecathedral.org

Where to find us

St. Ambrose Cathedral

607 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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