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Adult Faith Formation
Confirmation Preparation provides the opportunity for those wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation to study and reflect on the meaning of Christian discipleship and the effects of Confirmation in light of their own personal faith journeys. At St Henry, our program is designed especially for students in the 8th grade, though current high school students needing Confirmation are also invited to participate. The program involves a series of sessions, an overnight retreat, and service projects. The program is designed by a team of University of Dayton students in collaboration with the Director of Youth Ministry. Registration begins in late summer, and Confirmation occurs in late spring. Adults wishing to receive Confirmation should contact the RCIA team for more information.
Children’s Faith Formation
The Faith Formation Ministry’s primary responsibility is to assist the parents and families in the growth and development of their children’s faith. The Faith Formation program serves children from preschool through grade 8. Special emphasis is on the sacraments. Second grade is the usual age for the reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Confirmation is usually received in the eighth grade. Accommodations are made for any older child who desires these sacraments. Parents who wish to have their child of seven or older Baptized will participate in the RCIA program for Children. All children are welcomed to Faith Formation. Click here for the Faith Formation Page.
First Communion Preparation
Students in the second grade or higher wishing to receive their First Communion participate in a program for both students and parents to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Participation in a faith formation program is required.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) – Jill Coudron 937-439-2093
Experience God’s Word geared towards kids in kindergarten through fourth grade, through simplified Bible stories, psalms, and music! Kids are dismissed directly from Mass after the opening prayer and return after the Prayer of the Faithful. Parents are welcome to join their child if the would be more comfortable for them! Second and Fourth Sundays during the 9:30 am and 11:00 am masses from September through Palm Sunday. We are always welcoming new volunteers to help lead this exciting ministry (child protection training required)!