Faith Formation

Our Mission

We as Religious Education/Faith Formation staff are committed to assist parents in the faith formation of their children and youth by providing resources and support. We do this by offering the opportunity for religious instruction, worship, prayer and service.

Faith Formation Our core Faith Formation program is a family based catechesis program focused on strengthening our relationship with God and neighbor, building the pariah community, and helping parents become the primary evangelizers of their children Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2223-2229). We believe that faith formation is a lifelong process, and takes place primarily within the family. Our programs support parents in the responsibility they accepted in the Rite of Baptism when they promised "The father and mother will be the first teacher of their child in the ways of faith. May they be also the best of teachers, bearing witness to the faith by what they say and do."

Parents and children in grades 1-6 attend once a month together from October through April, with additional activities, materials, and resources for the home throughout the rest of the month.

This year, students in grades 7-11 will NOT attend Faith Formation on the Wednesday's that the lower grades are in attendance (typically the first Wednesday of the month). There is additional preparation for students preparing for First Reconciliation/First Communion or Confirmation. The following are descriptions of the programs for each grade:

BMG Family Formation Calendar (Grades K-6)

BMG Faith Formation Calendar (Grades 7-11)

Stewardship Requirements (Grade 9-11)

Stewardship Completed Form (Grade 9-11)



We welcome you to join our amazing team in helping out with the 2017-18 Faith Formation Year. It's going to be a great year and we are so excited for all that this new year will bring! Please contact Rhonda Stay for more information.

Youth Group - We are actively looking into starting up a Youth Group for our tri-parishes! We are looking for enthusiastic teens that are excited about their faith to be a apart of the core team. The core team simply is a group of teens who help lead the youth group. Students in grades 9-12th are welcome to join. Those in 8th grade who strongly feel called to join are welcome.

Adult Faith Formation/Bible Study - This year we are excited to offer an Adult Bible Study Program called, "Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible" This eight-part study (30-minute sessions) provides the easiest way to understand the Bible. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible makes the complex simple. It helps you uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so that you can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about. The Bible is a story about the Father’s unfailing love for you - a love that you are now called to share with others.



Faith Formation Phone: (320) 387-3030
Faith Formation Email: faithformation@sesjpp.org

Looking for community service opportunities???

Check out the Community Service Corner each week in the church bulletin.
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Links to Youth Sites

NET Ministries: NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church through Catholic youth retreats, parish and school discipleship, and youth ministry resources.

ABLAZE!: Waking the New Generation is an exciting new monthly teen event for grades 9-12 in the Saint Cloud metro area. Ablaze! seeks to set the next generation of youth on fire for Christ by providing personal encounters with Jesus Christ.

Important Links

Faith Formation Registration Form

Faith Formation Prayer Packet

Faith Formation Medical Form

Tri parish expectaions