Preparing to Return

Faith Formation 2020

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Dear Parents,

This year Faith Formation will be different from previous years. With the uncertainty of Covid and getting back into a school routine, we have decided to offer program options that we hope will fit your family's comfort level with gatherings as well as trying not to over Zoom you or the children. We will be following NYS guidelines as well as those from the Diocese of Rochester.

Returning at a distance

These options will be done at home with support from Anna Steele, our Faith Formation Coordinator.


  • Weekly lessons based on the Gospel readings starting weekend of October 3rd.
  • Picking up "Grow in Faith Together (G.I.F.T) Bags" that will contain lessons, activities, and crafts to do at home, we will call these "G.I.F.T Bags."
  • Completing a Bingo Board; the board would consist of different mini lessons including, short videos, songs, crafts, or activities centered around a theme for the month.

In Person Gatherings

Our monthly gatherings at each location will begin in October. These will be once a month, Monday evening at St. Columba, Tuesday evening at St. Vincent's, and a Sunday morning at St. Mary's. The evening's would start at 6:00 pm and end at 7:30 pm. Sunday morning would be 10:30 am ending at noon. **The Sunday gathering will be after the 9:00 am Mass at St. Mary's once all three locations open back up.**

Sacraments 2020

We will be meeting for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. Each program will consist of 6 lessons using the Blessed Program. Children entering second grade, with a year of faith formation completed, are eligible to begin preparations for these sacraments. Please fill out a registration form on our website or contact Anna Steele.

**PLEASE REGISTER ASAP SO WE CAN MAKE SURE TO PREPARE ENOUGH MATERIALS**

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Questions or Concerns?

Contact St. Martin de Porres Faith Formation Coordinator Anna Steele.