Faith Formation

Grade 1-3 Programs  (Release Time)

The following grades are released during regular school time for religious education provided by St. Francis Xavier according to the NYS Education Law of 1940.  The students are dismissed from KC Heffernan Elementary School the last period of the designated day.  It is not necessary for the parent to notify the school as it is our responsibility to do so.  A parent signature (on registration form) is required in order for KCH to “release” your child.  If necessary, home study is available, please inquire for more information.

1st Graders and new students to the Program must submit registration form and “new student information form”.  You will find forms under “Registration”.

Text:  Loyola Press,   Finding God series

GRADES 1 & 2  RELEASE TIME: MONDAY

Grade 1 & 2 begins  Monday, September 25, 2017 – 2:10-3:10 pm and concludes mid-May 2018.

Classes meet at the Religious Ed Center, 53 North St., Marcellus NY

Students walk to and from KC Heffernan Elementary School and are escorted by aides.  Volunteers are always needed for walking the children.

They are dismissed from the Center at 3 pm and escorted directly into KCH.  They are dismissed to buses from their classrooms.

Call the office 673-4107 if you would like to enroll your child or go to “Registration” for appropriate forms.

FIRST PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:  For more information please refer to the Sacrament insert.

SOCIAL JUSTICE:

Grade 1: “Blossom Buddies” – children plant & tend seedlings with loving care, smiles and prayers. They are asked to give their flower to someone special, maybe mom, grandma, or neighbor.

Grade 2:  “God Sox” – we ask our children to bring new socks throughout the year and these are given to various agencies that serve families and children in need.


GRADE  3  RELEASE TIME: TUESDAY

Grade 3 begins Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – 2:10 – 3:10 pm and concludes mid-May 2018.

Classes meet at the Religious Ed Center, 53 North St., Marcellus NY

Students walk to and from KC Heffernan Elementary School and are escorted by aides.

They are dismissed from the Center at 3 pm and escorted directly into KCH.  They are dismissed to buses from their classrooms.

Call the office 673 4107 if you would like to enroll your child or go to “Registration” for appropriate forms.

SOCIAL JUSTICE:

Grade 3: “Rainbows of Reading” Our students are encouraged to donate gently used story books. These are given to area hospitals, clinics, schools and agencies that serve children.

Grades 1-3: “Mittens for Jesus” Immediately after Thanksgiving we invite the children to bring in new mittens or gloves to decorate a special Christmas tree. We encourage the children to earn the money themselves.