The sacraments of Christian initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist - lay the foundations of every Christian life.... The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive the Eucharist as the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Chirsitian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity. (CCC1212)

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

  • Classes are offered for children from pre-k through 8th grade.

  • Children must be baptized before registering for Faith Formation.

  • Preparation for First Holy Communion (which includes First Confession) and for Confirmation are 2 year programs which require participation in both years and 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 at or call the office at 704.735.5575 should you have questions or need more information.