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FAITH FORMATION

3-6 Year Olds
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Faith Formation

CGS is a Montessori-based, hands on approach to discovering the Catholic Faith.

Meet on first and third Wednesday evenings during the school year

Little Disciples - Children's Ministry

During the school year, at the 9:00 Mass at St. Agnes, our "little disciples" are called forward and accompanied to the lower church to hear the Word of God at their level and participate in activities to help them understand God's Word, then return to their families after the Universal Prayer. CLICK HERE to download the registration form. 

Kindergarten - 8th Graders

Classes on the third Wednesday evenings, for students who are not enrolled in Catholic School.

Rooted - Faith Formation
7th - 12th Graders
Journey

Does attending Mass feel boring? Do you feel like you can’t relate to it, or like it isn’t relevant to your life? Join us for Journey after Youth Masses on Saturdays at St Agnes. We will take a closer look at the meaning behind everything that happens at the Mass. By the end, Mass will no longer feel like an obligation, but will become a way that you can grow to know and love the Lord and figure out His plan for your life. 

WHERE:            St Agnes, 5422 Old Frederick Rd, 21228

WHO:                 Any youth from grades 7th to 12th grade

 

SESSION OVERVIEW:

  • 4:30 – 5:30        Youth Mass

  • 5:30 – 6:15        Dinner and games                       

  • 6:15 – 7:30        Journey session and discussion

YOUTH  DATES:

  • Oct 14     Kickoff - Swing Dancing

  • Nov 18    Journey Session 1 - Mystagogy (what?!): Outward signs of inward realities

  • Jan 20      Journey Session 2 - Ephphatha! Being opened to hearing

  • Feb 10     Swing Dancing (No Youth Mass)

  • Feb 17     Journey Session 3 - Bridge-building: The Eucharistic Celebration

  • Apr 20    Swing Dancing

  • May 18   Journey Session 4 - Eucharistic Miracles

Are you interested in serving at the Mass as a Lector or Musician? Are you a High School Senior or older and interested in leading a small group discussion? We need you!  For more information, to express interest in serving at the mass, or to RSVP, please respond to alison.jefferson@archbalt.org or use this form.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

Sacrament Policy: All young people desiring to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, First Holy Eucharist, or Confirmation must attend Catholic School or our ROOTED Faith Formation Program for the year prior to the sacramental year, as well as the sacramental year itself. During the sacramental year, candidates are also required to enroll in one of our Sacramental Preparation Programs. Sacramental Preparation is separate from regular Faith Formation, in accordance with the policies of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Preparation is available for second graders or grade school children, who have not yet received these sacraments. A Parent Meeting to be held this Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

Classes for students will be held two Wednesday evenings each month.

Confirmation

Confirmation Preparation (continued from the Spring) at St. Agnes & St. William of York is a program for teens grade 7 and above. Sessions engage the candidates in discussion, prayer, and fellowship, during twice monthly formation and prayer small groups meetings, witness projects, and a retreat experience. The Rite of Confirmation is scheduled by the celebrating Bishops’ office. Registration closes once meetings begin in the year leading up to Confirmation.

For more information or if you have any questions, email our pastorate's Coordinator of Middle and High School Discipleship - Alison Jefferson, at alison.jefferson@archbalt.org

​Important Dates:

Reconvened Sessions (7-8:00pm, at St. Agnes)

  • September 20, 2023

  • October 4, 2023

  • October 18, 2023

  • November 15, 2023

  • December 6, 2023

Confirmation Retreat at Summit Lake Camp

  • October 27-29, 2023

Confirmation Rehearsal: January 18, 2023

Confirmation: January 20, 2023

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