Religious Education General Information

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General Faith Formation Information
Welcome to St. James the Greater Catholic Church’s page regarding our parish’s page Faith Formation information. Here at St. James, our objective is to give every opportunity for those who encounter our religious education department to form one’s faith:  by being informed, formed and transformed.  It will be everyone’s (clergy, religious education staff, catechists, parents and students) to know, proclaim, witness and share to foster a deeper relationship with Christ and fulfill his mission and our baptismal call to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).

What do we offer?
Because faith formation is lifelong, our formation process not only begins with one’s baptism through the building up of the domestic church, but in formation classes within the parish setting to help prepare those in their sacraments along with the discipline of lifelong formation through the various grades. Here at St. James we offer Faith Formation in Adult Education, Children’s Faith Formation (PK-5), Middle School, High School Youth Ministry, Young Adult, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC), and Step Up in Faith (sacraments for non-traditional students), along with traditional Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. 

Religious Education Staff:

Kayla D'Allura
Pastoral Associate for Religious Education
704-720-0600x729
kaylad@saintjamescatholic.org

Kitty McIndoe
Children's Faith Formation Coordinator, First Communion, and Step Up in Faith
704-720-0600x730
kittym@saintjamescatholic.org

Chris Conrad
Middle School Faith Formation Coordinator, Sacramental Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator
704-720-0600 x722
chrisc@saintjamescatholic.org

Beth Giddings
Middle School Faith Formation Coordinators 
704-720-0600
Edge@saintjamescatholic.org

Michael Quinn
Youth Ministry Coordinator, the Sacrament of Confirmation and Young Adult Ministry
704-720-0600x720
michaelq@saintjamescatholic.org

Deyfilia Gallo
Hispanic Faith Formation 
704-720-0602
deyfiliag@saintjamescatholic.org


2018-2019 Faith Formation Calendar (Children's Faith Formation/Middle School) 

SUNDAY CLASSES (8:00-9:15 a.m.; 6:15-8:00 p.m.)

 

Sunday Classes (PreK-5th 8:00am and Middle School 6:15pm)

September
September 9: Open House
September 16, 23, 30

January 2019
January 6, 13, 27
January 20 Winter/Semester Break, no session

October  
October 7, 14, 21
October 28 Fall Break, no session

February
February 3, 10, 25

February 3 (Edge no session)

February 17, no session

November
November 4, 18

November 11 (Veteran’s Day—no session)
November 25 Advent Event

March
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

December
December 2, 9, 16
December 23, 30 Christmas break, no session

April
April 7, 14
April 21, 28 Easter, no session

 

May
May 5
May 12 Mother’s Day, no session
May 19—Last class

 

 

Wednesday Classes (PreK-5th 4:15pm & 6:15pm, Middle School 6:10pm, & Step Up in Faith)

 

September
September 5, Open House
September 12, 19, 26

January 2019
January 9, 16, 23, 30

January 2, no session Christmas Holiday

October  
October 3, 10, 17, 24

October 3  - BBQ

October 31, no session

February
February 6, 13, 20, 27

November
November 7, 14, 28

November 7, Bingo Night
November 21, No session, Thanksgiving

 March
March 13, 20, 27
March 6—Ash Wednesday

December
December 5, 12, 19
December 26 no session Christmas

April
April 3, 10
April 17, 24 Easter Break, no session

 

May
May 1, 8, 15 – Last class