Religious Education General Information

Faith Formation Registration is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year.


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
[email protected]

Kitty McIndoe
Children's Faith Formation Coordinator, First Communion, and Step Up in Faith
704-720-0600x730
[email protected]

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

Beth Giddings
Middle School Faith Formation Coordinators 
704-720-0600
[email protected]

Michael Quinn
Youth Ministry Coordinator, the Sacrament of Confirmation and Young Adult Ministry
704-720-0600x720
[email protected]

Maria Lopez Torres
Faith Formation Assistant 
704-720-0600x732
[email protected]

Deyfilia Gallo
Hispanic Faith Formation 
704-720-0602
[email protected]


2019-2020 Faith Formation Calendar (Children's Faith Formation/Middle School) 

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

 

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

September
September 8: Open House
September 15, 22, 29

January 2020
January 5, 12, 26
January 19 - No Class

October  
October 6, 13, 20
October 27 - No Class

February
February 9, 16, 23

February 2 - No Class

November
November 3, 17, 24

November 10 - No Class

March
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

December
December 8, 15


December 1, 22, 29 - No Class

April
April 5, 26 
April 12, 19 - No Class

 

May
May 2
May 10 - No Class
May 17—Last class

 

 

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

 

September
September 4, Open House
September 11, 18, 25

January 2020
January 8, 15, 29

January 1, 22 - No Class

October  
October 2, 9, 16, 23

October 30 - No Class

February
February 5, 12, 19

February 26 - No Class

November
November 6, 13, 20

November 27 - No Class

 March
March 4, 11, 18, 25

December
December 4, 11, 18


December 25 - No Class

April
April 1, 22, 29


April 8, 15 - No Class

 

May
May 6, 13

May 20 – Last class