Christian Formation

 
Please read the following information regarding Christian Formation classes and activities:
 
To assist in the slowing of the progression of the COVID-19 disease, the following is effective immediately until further notice  
 
  • Christian Formation Classes for students in K3 - 11 are complete for the year. 
  • Little Leo's Nursery Program is suspended until further notice 
As an exception for this 2019-2020 year only, ALL STUDENTS are to be considered as having their requirements complete as of March 18, 2020.  This decision was not made lightly and was decided with Fr. Dan and the Christian Formation Staff.  Because of this decision, we will not be sending out evaluations this year and everyone will start the fall semester as a new year. 

Our weekend and daily Masses, March 25 Lent Reconciliation opportunity and our weekly Lenten Stations of the Cross are cancelled, along with nearly all other scheduled events.

The Archbishop had suspended all celebrations of Confirmation and First Communions until further notice.  This includes Confirmation and all First Communions for April and May.  We will need to reschedule all of our celebrations at St. Leonard.  

In addition to informational updates, we will be sending out a weekly email to our Christian Formation families.  Our target day will be every Friday. We will be sending activities for the younger students and ideas for fighting boredom for the older students. 

Please know we pray for the health and safety of all of our families and we look forward to the time when we can celebrate Mass and the Sacraments as a faith community once again.

Our office is closed but we will check our voicemail and email regularly from home.

 

 

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WELCOME!

to the St. Leonard

Christian Formation Department

Contact Us:

W173 S7777 Westwood Dr.
Muskego, WI 53150-9160
PHONE: 262-679-0880
FAX: 262-679-8502
The Christian Formation Office is located in the building that connects the Educational Center (Day School) and Parish Center.

 

  NEW THIS YEAR - ONLINE PAYMENT FOR TUITION AND FEES THROUGH WESHARE

For payment of Christian Formation tuition and other fees, including the Sacramental Fee for First Communion, the Gr. 10 Sophomore Retreat fee, and the Gr. 11 Confirmation Retreat Fee.  Use the WeShare option found on the Parish Home page to make these payments online using debit / credit cards, or checking / savings accounts.  Click on this link for more detailed information:  WeShare Online Payment (pdf)

 Our Mission Statement

The Christian Formation Department seeks to encourage in children and youth a personal relationship with God, to introduce the foundational teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, to provide experiences of community through prayer and social outreach ministry, and to highlight the missionary endeavor of the Church.

  
Sunday Mass

The Catholic Church tells us that we have an obligation to go to Mass every Sunday. It is an obligation that most of us fulfill willingly, but many people don't understand why the church requires this of us.
In the Third Commandment, God tells us to "Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day." For the Jews, the Sabbath was Saturday; Christians, however, transferred the Sabbath to Sunday, the day of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead. The Church tells us that we have an obligation to fulfill the third Commandment by refraining from unnecessary work on Sunday and by participating in the Mass, our chief form of worship as Christians.
From the earliest days of the Church, Christians have understood that being a Christian isn't a private matter. We are called to be Christians together; while we can and should engage in the private worship of God throughout the week, our primary form of worship is public and communal, which is why Sunday Mass is so important.

Mass Reflections

Mass attendance is an integral part of our faith journey and formation. Classroom instruction and activities rely on students regularly attending Mass. When students are not familiar with the structure of the Mass, prayers, etc., it reduces the quality of our classroom experiences. To assist parents in dialoging with their child about his or her understanding of the Mass, the Mass Reflection form is available. Each student in grades two through eleven are required to complete eight Mass Reflections throughout the year. These forms are available for grades 2-3, 4-6, and 7-11 and can be found online or in the back of church. Please complete the correct form for your child's grade. Completed forms can be turned in at the end of Mass by placing them in the bottom tray marked for returns or to the Christian Formation Office.  Mass Reflections will only be counted if you have completed a reflection from a Catholic Mass you have attended.  Non-Catholic services and Reconciliation Prayer Services are not a Mass.