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

Kitty McIndoe
Children's Faith Formation Coordinator, First Communion, and Step Up in Faith

Chris Conrad
Middle School Faith Formation Coordinator, Sacramental Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator
704-720-0600 x722

Beth Giddings
Middle School Faith Formation Coordinators 

Michael Quinn
Youth Ministry Coordinator, the Sacrament of Confirmation and Young Adult Ministry

Deyfilia Gallo
Hispanic Faith Formation 

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 9: Open House
September 16, 23, 30

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

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

February 3, 10, 25

February 3 (Edge no session)

February 17, no session

November 4, 18

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

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

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


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 5, Open House
September 12, 19, 26

January 2019
January 9, 16, 23, 30

January 2, no session Christmas Holiday

October 3, 10, 17, 24

October 3  - BBQ

October 31, no session

February 6, 13, 20, 27

November 7, 14, 28

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

March 13, 20, 27
March 6—Ash Wednesday

December 5, 12, 19
December 26 no session Christmas

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


May 1, 8, 15 – Last class