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Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God intended to inform the faith community and candidates for initiation into the Church about the teachings of Christ, transmitted by the Apostles
to the Church. 

Catechesis also involves the lifelong effort of forming people into witnesses to Christ and opening their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit. 

Children's Faith Formation

"The family holds directly from the Creator the mission and hence the right to educate the offspring...." (Pope Pius XI)


"Parents are bound by a most serious obligation to provide to the best of their ability for the religious and moral, as well as the physical and civil, education of their children...." (Code of Canon Law 1113)


Parents are the first and best teachers of our children in the Domestic Church of the home. St Dorothy's parish Faith Formation program supplements and assists parents in their primary role of preparing their children to worthily receive the Sacraments.

Faith Formation classes are offered for all children from pre-k through 6th grade Sunday from 10:30-11:45am, and 7-8th grades on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm.

  • Children must be baptized before registering for Faith Formation.

  • First Holy Communion (which includes First Confession) and Confirmation require a preparation period of a minimum of 2 years, with consistent participation in Faith Formation classes and weekly Sunday Mass attendance.

  • Older children who have not yet received their sacraments of initiation are welcome to join the Faith Formation program. Please contact Mrs Meg Barrett to discuss your family's particular needs.

Please contact Mrs Meg Barrett our Director of Faith Formation  or call the office at 704.735.5575 should you have questions or need more information.


Sunday Faith Formation

Grades preK-5
Class Schedule



Wednesday Faith Formation

Grades 6-8
Class Schedule


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