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 6:30-7:45 p.m.
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. For more information, click HERE.
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.
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.