Faith Formation

Cindy Kuykendall – DRE, Director of Religious Education
cindyrk@stmaxcatholic.org

Registration for 2018-2019 Classes

Registration forms are available in the parish office for religious education and sacramental prep classes. Classes for religious education are offered for ages Pre-K through 8th grade. Register early to reserve a spot for your child, as that we have limited space in our classrooms.

PreK-Kindergarten classes are scheduled for Sunday mornings at 9:30am, beginning Sunday, September 23, 2018.

1st – 8th grade classes are scheduled on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm – 7:45pm, beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Sacramental prep classes for First Communion are scheduled two Monday nights a month at 6:30 PM, beginning September 10, 2018.

Classes for Confirmation are scheduled two Sunday afternoons a month from 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Year 1) and 4:30pm – 5:30pm (Year 2).beginning September 16, 2018. If you have any questions concerning any of these classes, please contact Cindy Kuykendall at 941-743-6877.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church Faith Formation Program Participation Guidelines:

  •  All families and children participating in the Faith Formation Program must be registered and active parishioners of St.Maximilian Kolbe.
  •  A copy of the child’s Baptismal certificate must be included with the registration form.
  •  A registration fee of $45.00 per student applies to anyone registering for Faith Formation classes.
  •  An additional fee of $30.00 if student is enrolled in Sacramental Prep classes
  • The registration fee covers the cost of books and materials associated with the program.
    * Financial assistance is available to any family who is unable to pay the registration fee.
  • The spiritual education of your child is important to us and every child who wants a Catholic education deserves one.

Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation for Parents and Children

Monday 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. — All classrooms

The candidates preparing for First Communion and Reconciliation will be using Encounter With Christ Reconciliation and Eucharist, published by Our Sunday Visitor. The first session of each month session will begin with parents in the church and the candidates in their assigned classrooms.

All candidates are expected to participate regularly in the Sunday Eucharist and in ongoing formal faith formation. All candidates and their parents or guardians are also expected to attend and participate in all of sacramental preparations sessions for parents.

Parents are required to attend the monthly parent meetings that take place the same time the children are in class. Please see schedule for dates.

Confirmation Preparation

Sunday 2:00pm – 3:00pm (year 1). and 4:30pm – 5:30pm (year 2) room #106.

The candidates are also required to participate on a regular basis in the St. Max Youth Group, held on Sunday from 3:00pm – 4:30pm. All candidates are expected to participate regularly in the Sunday Eucharist.

The candidates preparing for Confirmation will be using Decision Point by Dynamic Catholic.

Early Childhood: Sunday, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

For Children 3 and 4 years old by Sept. 2018 along with those children attending Kindergarten.

Religious Education

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Grades 1st – 8th
We will be using Alive in Christ, published by Our Sunday Visitor, at grade appropriate levels. Children will bring home materials each week. Please take time to review them with your child. At this age children will learn about Prayer and worship, Church Doctrines, and other aspects of our Catholic faith. The children will also receive further instruction about the sacraments they will receive.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS:

Baptism Preparation: Every first Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM, for classes in English we will meet in Sr. Pat’s Room; for classes in Spanish on First Fridays of the month they will be held in the Mother Cabrini room.

Scripture Study: Every Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. beginning in September 2018. Date to be announced.

RCIA: For those adults who wish to join the Catholic Church or to complete their initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) preparation begins in September 2018, please contact the church office for more information.
Thursday evenings Room 105.

Home School

If you are planning to home school your child(ren), please contact Cindy at the Parish Office, 941-743-6877.

Registration Forms In English

Registration Form 2018-2019
AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE AND USE OF IMAGE 2018
MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FOR MINOR 2018
Parent Guardian Release to Third Party

Registration Forms in Spanish

Spanish Registration Form 2018-2019
Spanish Autorizacion para la Divulgacion Y Uso de Imagenes
Spanish Autorización Médica Para Menor
Spanish Autorizacion Del Padre-Tutor Para Dejar