Child Faith Formation


July 26, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to our Child Faith Formation Program!  We are pleased to again offer in-person catechesis for the children of our parish.  We strongly encourage all children in our parish to attend. 

CHILD FAITH FORMATION 2022-2023--- Kindergarten through Grade 5
We will be holding in-person Wednesday Evening Sessions,
September 7, 2022, though, April 26, 2023, from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 17, 2022

We will begin our session on September 7th with Mass followed by an Ice Cream Social in the Marian Center. All family members are welcome.

Children should attend Faith Formation every year, similar to academic learning.  In order to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (Holy Communion), children must have attended Catholic school or attended faith formation for at least one year prior to receiving.

If you are interested in either teaching, being an aide or a substitute, please contact me as soon as possible.  No experience is necessary, and training is provided.  This program relies on our dedicated volunteers.  We cannot do it without you!  I ask that you pray about your role in assisting the children of our parish.  It is quite an enjoyable and satisfying experience!

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe requires we teach a safety program called Circle of Grace.  The Catholic Church teaches us that God has created each of us as unique and special.  We are meant to respect ourselves and everyone else as persons created by God.  The goal of the Circle of Grace program is to educate and empower children and young people to actively participate in an environment safe for themselves and others.  This program will be taught in the first few class meeting times.

You should be receiving registration information through the mail.  You may also find information on our Risen Savior website or by coming into the front office to pick up a packet. 

Mandatory Parent Orientation Wednesday, August 31, 2022, @ 6:00 PM in the Marian Center.  (Children are welcome to attend but not required). 

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to sign up to help, please feel free to call or email me. 

Cheerfully in Christ,
Tes Charlton
Director, Child Faith Formation
Risen Savior Catholic Church

505-821-1571 x104



As a reminder, children should be attending Faith Formation every year, similar to academic learning. In order to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, children must have attended at least one year of faith formation or attend Catholic school.

­The apostles were chosen by Jesus to be his friends and to witness to others. God chooses each Christian to do the same in today’s world.


"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God." ~ St. Theresa of Avila







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