Faith Formation

We are offering grateful prayers to God as we begin our 2017-18 Faith Formation program.  Faith Formation provides religious instruction and faith activities to public school children and youth from preschool through grade 10.

Through instruction and activities, we seek to support and encourage students, to help them see themselves through the eyes of a loving God, in a comfortable, friendly and safe environment. The Faith Formation team accomplishes this mission through the work of parish staff members, the service of many dedicated volunteers and the commitment of faithful parents and students.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 4th, 6:15pm-7:15pm, in the St Dominic School gym to pray the rosary with our elementary students.  We pray the rosary, through the intercession of Mary, to honor Jesus; to honor his life, death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven, for our eternal salvation.

This year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Fatima. It was in 1917 that Blessed Mother Mary appeared to 3 children in Fatima, Portugal, to encourage them to join their prayers with Jesus, to pray the rosary and offer their own sufferings to God, just as Jesus did. Joining our prayers and sufferings with Jesus is a powerful way to pray.  There are many promises that are given to those who pray the rosary; for example, “praying the rosary will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies.”

For more information regarding the message of Fatima, read here.

Faith instruction begins each week (from Oct. 4 – March 21) with dinner served in the O’Gara Social Hall from 5:30 – 6:00.  Classes then break out into the elementary grades at St. Dominic School and the middle school grades at the church.  All parishioners are invited to dinner, which is funded through free-will donations.

2017 – 2018 Special Celebrations

St. Dominic Faith Formation plans and presents the following special celebrations to which all parishioners are invited:

  • Living Rosary, held at St. Dominic School (Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:15-7:15 p.m.)
  • Christmas Pageant and potluck dinner, held at St. Dominic Church (Saturday, December 2, 2017; 6:00 p.m., potluck; 7:00 p.m., pageant)
  • Living Stations of the Cross, held at St. Dominic School (Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:15-7:15 p.m.)
  • Mass, picnic dinner and Bingo, held at St. Dominic Church (Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:30-7:15 p.m.)

Contact

Mara Mangan, Director of Faith Formation, (507) 645-8816 ext. 205 or e-mail

2017-2018 Registration Information 

Faith Formation forms are due on or before Wednesday, September 6th.  Return them by mail or in person to the Parish Office, c/o Mara Mangan.