Child Faith Formation


April 7, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Risen Savior will have a Child Faith Formation Summer Session 2022!  This includes Kindergarten through Grade 5.

The session will run Monday through Friday, from June 6, 2022, through July 8, 2022.

We will meet each day from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm.

The program will not meet on Thursday, June 30, Friday, July 1, or Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday.

I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of your child’s spiritual growth and formation.  We look forward to assisting your child in their love and relationship with our Lord.  You are your child’s first catechist. God creates children in His own image and likeness and then entrusts them to their parents.  God then gives parents the awesome responsibility of raising them to become the image of His own Son, Jesus.

Important Information!

Our Summer program will work like our Wednesday evening Fall session.  All children must make every effort to attend every class.  Children may only miss up to four classes during the program.  Absences should not be consecutive, meaning vacations or trips.  Please schedule vacations, trips, and appointments around our program times and dates.  It is very disruptive to the learning process if absences occur.

Grade 3 Sacramental Preparation: First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (First Holy Communion)

This is especially true for Grade 3 Sacramental Preparation class.  There are mandatory scheduled events that will not be rescheduled.  This may mean that your child will not receive sacraments. If your schedule will not allow your child to participate in daily attendance, perhaps our Wednesday evening session beginning in the Fall will be a more acceptable option.

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe Child Safety program called Circle of Grace will be taught in the first few class meetings.  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.

If you are interested in either teaching or helping as an aide, 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!

You may complete the enclosed registration form, permission form, and payment by mail, or you may drop off your packet at our front office.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, and closed during the lunch hour. 

Registration deadline is extended until Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Parent Orientation Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 6:00PM in the Marian Center

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

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


Registration is now open for Summer Child Faith Formation!

Classes will meet weekday mornings, June 6th through July 8th. Note that we will not meet Independence Day weekend.

Registration Requirements:
_Registered at Risen Savior*
_Sunday Mass Attendance
_Completed Registration Form
_Original Baptismal Certificate**
_Understanding that your child must attend every class - no vacations during this session.

As a reminder, in order to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (Holy Communion), children must have completed at least one year of faith formation (or attend a Catholic school). These sacraments normally occur in the third grade.

*If you are not a registered parishioner, we require a letter of approval to attend faith formation from the Pastor of your parish.

**This is imperative for Grade 3


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