Faith Formation - K through 5th

Registration is now open for 2021-2022

We are excited to present a new program for families of students in grades K-5. We are calling the program FIRE, which stands for Family Involved Religious Education, and we are ‘Fired Up’ about this opportunity! FIRE is designed to connect families to the parish community of St. Bernard of Clairvaux and its liturgies while recognizing and empowering PARENTS as the first Catechists of their children and the primary leaders of their faith. 

FIRE will meet in the parish hall with children and parents sitting as a family, eating, working and learning together for one session each month. A second session will take the children to classrooms by grade level. During these sessions parents are invited to our coffee shop for Adult Formation on topics previously provided to them. The program will follow the Liturgical Year and will be a ‘spiral method’, meaning all grades will study the same subject on the same night, further enabling discussions at home. Additionally, students will be given activity books and worksheets that can be done with the family at home.

The meetings will be on Wednesday in keeping with the many ministries gathering at the Parish Community. All FIRE meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday Nights from 5:30-7:00pm.

Meeting Dates for FIRE:

Date Event
January 12 Family Session (Attend as a family)
January 19 Classroom
February 2 Family Session  (Attend as a family)
February 16 Classroom
March 16 Family Session  (Attend as a family)
March 30 Classroom
April 6 Family Session  (Attend as a family)
April 27 Classroom
May 4 Family Session  (Attend as a family)

Sacrament Preparation

Students in need of Sacraments will be asked to attend separate meetings in addition to FIRE.

Reconciliation Preparation (Meeting for Parent and Child) Tuesday, March 1, 5:30pm

Eucharist with Confirmation Preparation (Meetings for Parent and Student)
Tuesday, January 18, 5:30pm
Tuesday, February 15, 5:30pm
Tuesday, March 29, 5:30pm
Tuesday, April 26, 5:30pm