Religious Formation

WELCOME TO ST. VINCENT DE PAUL RELIGIOUS FORMATION!

Wednesday Class Times 4:30pm-5:45pm & 6:15pm-7:30pm for grades 1-8

Religious Formation Registration 2017-2018

If you are new to St. Vincent de Paul Religious Formation - To Register:
1. Register in the Parish (if you are not, click here.)
2. If you are registering a 1st grader, click pdf here (179 KB) for New Family Registration form.
3. If you are registering child(ren) who are grade 2 and up, please contact the office, (402) 493-1642, or email Jennifer McMahan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

PLEASE NOTE:

The following classes are full.  Please sign up for the other class time.

  • 1st grade at 4:30
  • 3rd grade at 4:30
  • 4th grade at 4:30
  • 5th grade at 6:15
  • 7th grade at 6:15

The first night of class is Wednesday, August 30,2017. Parents, please plan to attend the first night with the children to meet their teacher, attend a parent session and then closing prayer service with students. Click pdf here (159 KB)for the 2017-18 calendar.

Please click on the image below to see the latest information sent to parents.

Catechists needed! If you would like information about possibly being a catechist/team teaching next year, please contact Jennifer McMahan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Great benefits!

NOTE! Grades 6-8 space is limited at 4:30, it is open ONLY to students who have younger siblings in Religious Formation who attend at that time. (If that doesn't work for you, you must attach a note to your registration stating the reason you need 4:30 class time.)

Is your child participating in extracurriculars next year? BOTH RELIGIOUS FORMATION CLASSES AND EXTRACURRICULARS ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR YOUTH... Early planning helps your student to do both! School sports practices are often after school until 6pm for junior high students. If your junior high student is thinking about going out for a sport at any time during the next school year, please register him/her for the 6:15 class time NOW. Class time availability is based on attaining the proper number of catechists. Students may not change class times after August 4th. Thank you for your cooperation! All students are expected to be at class the entire time. Late arrivals and early dismissals are discouraged.

Questions? Contact Jennifer McMahan, (402) 493-1642 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

No child will be refused if unable to pay the full amount of fees; however, special arrangements must be made if fee cannot be paid by the 1st day of class. Please contact the Director of Religious Formation, Jennifer McMahan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parent Help Needed-

We are always searching for those who would like to work with students in grades 1-8.  Training is available as well as teacher manuals that guide weekly lessons.  Co-catechists and substitute catechists are needed!  Please contact the Director of Religious Formation, Jennifer McMahan, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Our volunteers make our Religious Formation program a success.  Click here for Sign up Genius link to select dates to volunteer.  We ask all parents to help at least 2 times during the Religious Formation year.  Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Traffic Safety (crossing guard)
  • Hall Monitor
  • Attendance Monitor
  • Substitute Catechist
  • Substitute Childcare Helper

Safe Environment Certification is required for volunteers except Traffic Safety.

If you can help in other ways, please contact Jennifer McMahan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Thank you for helping!

Home Program Requirements:

To register:

1. Call and speak with Jennifer McMahan, Director of Religious Formation regarding the Home Program

2. Pick up your books, materials and Master Calendar on the first night of classes (in the Religious Formation office) and attend the parent meeting.

3. Parents are required to meet with the Director during the year, as called for.  These "check in's" ensure that your student is progressing well, and that you have the materials needed to include special liturgical considerations during the year (Advent, Lent, Saints,etc.)  These meetings will be announced via the email address you have provided.

4. Home program students are required to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least 2 times per school year.

5. Regular weekend Mass attendance for the family is expected.

6. Set a regular time at home to meet weekly, if at all possible.

7. Your student is welcome and encouraged to attend the Wednesday RE Masses, Adoration and Confession Times.  Questions?  Please contact the Religious Formation Office, 402-493-1642.

 

Resources For Families

On these sites, you'll find support for you and your family, plus fun and educational games and activities for students:

BeMyDisciples.com
SeanMisDiscipulos.com (ESPANOL)
RCLBFamilyLife.com
SaintsResource.com
RCLBLectionary.com
RCLBVaticanII.com

Contact Information

Name: Jennifer McMahan
Phone: (402) 493-1642
Email: mcmahanj@svdpomaha.org