Knowledge and understanding of the Faith is a most reliable path to encountering Jesus Christ and opens the way to respond to his call to discipleship, and so, every baptized believer, regardless of age or circumstance, has a right to receive a lifelong systematic formation in the faith (GDC, 167). This catechesis, which leads to and flows from prayer and worship, finds its most vital expression within the context of the local community of faith. The local Church and each parish are responsible for providing faith formation. - Many Gifts, One SpiritArchdiocese of Seattle Policies)

For the 2019-2020 Faith Formation year, students meet weekly with catechists/mentors. Program dates and times differ depending on the age of student:

  • Ages 3-6 (pre-school to kindergarten) - Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 Atrium meets Wednesdays, 6-7 PM.

  • Grades 1- 4 - Alive in Christ classes meet Wednesdays, 6-7 PM.

  • Children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist meet Wednesdays, 6-7:30 PM. Scroll down for links.

  • Grades 5-12 - Fraternus & Fidelis Youth Groups meet Mondays, 6:30-8 PM, beginning October 2019. More information found HERE.

  • Adults - Study programs and Bible study throughout the year. Check the parish bulletin for the most up-to-date information.

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) at 10:30 AM Mass at Sacred Heart.  Children are dismissed after the Collect Prayer and return to Mass at the Presentation of the Gifts.  A team of one adult and a teen helper leads the children in the Mass readings and helps them better understand the readings. If there is enough interest, we will expand CLOW to the 8:30 AM Mass at Sacred Heart. We need your help!  Please contact the parish office if you would like to volunteer to be a leader. For more information about Children's Liturgy of the Word, click HERE.

*For information about 1st Reconciliation, 1st Eucharist, and Confirmation Sacramental Preparation, click on the links below.*


Contact Debbie Adams at debbie@sacredheartbg.org or 360 687 4515