Confirmation Retreat with Chris Stefanick - March 2017

Important Announcements

Registration for 2017-2018

Registration forms are available in the bulletin racks, at the parish office and here.

Sacrament Dates for 2018:
January 27th: First Reconciliation
May 6th: Confirmation
May 20th: First Communion


Click here to access Faith Formation resources.

Confirmation 2017 photos.

Upcoming Retreats, Workshops & Rehearsals

December 12th: Confirmation Year 1 & Year 2 Mandatory Diocesan Retreat (Time & Location TBA)

January 6th: First Reconciliation Workshop

January 20th: First Reconciliation Workshop

March 3rd: Confirmation Year 2 Mandatory Diocesan Retreat (Time & Location TBA)

March 17th: First Communion Workshop

April 14th: First Communion Workshop

May 5th: Confirmation Rehearsal

May 12th: First Communion Workshop

May 19th: First Communion Rehearsal

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

Check here for photos and highlights from any recent Faith Formation Events!

About Our Program

Visit our Photo Gallery to see pictures from past Faith Formation Events.

St. Mary's is one of the selected parishes in the Syracuse Diocese to be chosen to participate in the new Faith Formation Pilot Program. It is an honor to be selected to try this new program for the diocese and enrich the faith journey of our parishioners and their children. To learn more about the Pilot Program and to hear Father Joseph Scardella's Homily explaining how this program works, please click here.

The Faith Formation program at St. Mary of the Assumption is a fun, family oriented faith formation program. Our program is interactive and educational, teaching the basics of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, while incorporating current events, all while having fun while learning. We instill in the children a love of our Lord and a love for our Holy Catholic Church, both at a parish level and at a universal level. We stress kindness, compassion and service to others, living in the image of God, as we are called to do. We have classes from First Grade to Confirmation.

For more information or to join our wonderful program, please contact Catherine Mackey, Director of Faith Formation, at 635-5762 ext. 110.


Prerequisites for this program are:

  • A registered member of St. Mary’s Parish
  • Proof of Baptism. If not baptized here at St. Mary’s Parish, a copy of the Baptism Certificate is required.
  • The child must have successfully completed a year of Faith Formation classes prior to registering for the sacraments.
  • Students need to attend weekly Faith Formation classes during the year. Those attending St. Mary’s Academy or another Catholic school receive their Faith Formation in school so they do not need to register for our classes, but do need to register for the sacramental program (First Eucharist & Reconciliation Workshops, Confirmation Years 1 & 2).


2017 - 2018 Faith Formation Class Schedule*

Sunday Mornings 10:00am - 11:15am
Grade 1
Grades 2 - 6

Sunday Mornings 10:00am - 11:30am
Confirmation Prep Year 1 - Grade 7
Confirmation Prep Year 2 - Grades 8 & 9

Monday Evenings 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grades 2 - 6

Monday Evenings 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Confirmation Prep Year 1 - Grade 7
Confirmation Prep Year 2 - Grades 8 & 9

*Please note, times are subject to change. Class times will be confirmed by Mrs. Mackey before classes begin.


2017 - 2018 Faith Formation Calendar