Life Foundations

Grades K through Seventh Faith Formation
Classes are offered Wednesdays evenings from 6:30-7:45pm in the Education Center.  Spanish Speaking classes are also available and held on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Sacramental Preparation
At St. Clement, First Communion and First Reconciliation (confession) is a two year preparation process for children ages 7 or older, traditionally starting in first grade.  If your child is older than second grade, we still follow a two year process through regular Faith Formation classes, but with some additional focus during the second year on the study of the sacraments.  Completion of the Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and First Holy Communion) and Reconciliation (Penance) are free-standing and separate from the regular parish Faith Formation programs.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based approach to the religious formation of children, rooted in Sacred Scripture, Liturgy, and respect for the child’s rich relationship with God. After an introduction by the catechist, the children are invited to work with the material on their own to continue their mediation.  Because children learn by using their hands, working with materials allows them to enter more deeply into meditation and nurturing their relationship with God. For more information, click HERE.

Middle School Youth Ministry
Middle School Youth Ministry is divided into three semesters: fall, spring, and summer.  Edge resources are published in a 6-semester format: Scripture, Creed, Church, Sacraments, Prayer, and Social Justice. During the three years that a middle school youth attends Edge Nights he/she will gain a great foundation of the faith.  For more information, click HERE.

High School Youth Ministry
Youth Life Nights are the catechetical component of the Life Teen program. Life Nights present the Catholic faith in a non-classroom format, making the faith relevant for teens today.  Life Teen offers a 4-year curriculum of Life Nights based on the USCCB’s highschool framework of catechesis. For more information, click HERE.

Quinceañera Celebration
The quinceañera is a traditional celebration of life and gratitude to God on the occasion of the fifteenth birthday of a young Hispanic woman. The ritual emphasizes her passage from childhood to adulthood. The family usually requests a Mass or a blessing to be held in the Church. The rite is frequently celebrated in several countries in the Americas, including Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is frequently requested by Hispanic Catholics in the dioceses of the United States of America.  For more information, click HERE.