St. William the Abbot

Religious Education

Please click on one of the links below to download the 6th and 7th grade Confirmation packets:

Here are some other important forms that you can download for your use:

Courses and Options

  • Pre-School (Fun with God): Children (ages 4 & 5) attend classes approximately two Sundays a month from October - April, 9:15am - 10:15am. The fee for this program is $30 (not included in family maximum).
  • Grade 1/Level 1 (GIFT Program): Level 1 is the first year of Sacrament preparation, and is a pre-requisite for Level 2. Parents instruct their own child individually (chapters due are completed at home before class), supported by parent classes, children’s classes and Sunday Liturgy (Mass). Classes meet on Mondays, 4:15pm - 5:15pm approximately twice a month.
  • Grade 2/Level 2 (GIFT Program): Level 2 is the second year of Sacrament preparation. We will celebrate the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion). Parents instruct their own child individually (chapters due are completed at home before class), supported by parent classes, children’s classes and Sunday Liturgy (Mass). Classes meet on Mondays, 4:15pm - 5:15pm, approximately twice a month.
  • Grade 3/Level 3 (GIFT Program): Level 3 is the third year of religious education and formation. Parents instruct their own child individually (chapters due are completed at home before class), supported by parent classes, children’s classes and Sunday Liturgy (Mass). Classes meet on Tuesdays, 4:15pm - 5:15pm, approximately twice a month.
  • Grade 4/Level 4 (GIFT Program): Level 4 is the fourth year of religious education and formation. Parents instruct their own child individually (chapters due are completed at home before class) and the children attend classes on Tuesdays, 4:15pm - 5:15pm, approximately twice a month supported by the Sunday Liturgy (Mass). In addition, attendance is required at scheduled events.
  • Grade 5/Level 5 (GIFT Program): Level 5 is the fifth year of religious education and formation. Students meet weekly in their assigned class on Wednesdays, 4:15pm - 5:15pm in the school supported by the Sunday Liturgy (Mass).

Class assignments are determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early. All students must re-register every year. All classes meet in the school building.

Children with special needs: Please call the Office of Faith Formation at (516) 679-9558 for an appointment to discuss how we can best serve your child.

Confirmation Preparation

  • Grade 6/Level 1: Wednesdays, 5:45pm - 7:00pm.
  • Grade 7/Level 2: Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 8:45pm.

Confirmation is administered during the 7th Grade at St William the Abbot Parish after students have completed a 2 year preparation process. Students meet weekly in assigned classes. In addition to class instruction, the students are to attend weekly Mass, perform a required number of hours of Christian Service and complete a Reflective Booklet. Details will be given at parent meetings.

Older Children Sacramental Preparation

If you have an older child who has not received Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation, please call the office of Faith Formation at (516) 679-9558 for an appointment.

Volunteer

The Office of Faith Formation relies on the assistance of dependable, faith-filled volunteers to serve as catechists (teachers), substitute catechists, classroom aides, prayer testers, hall monitors and clerical staff.

Please contact us at (516) 679-9558. We need you!

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