All families who have children grades (Kindergarten through 12th grade) should register using the Holy Saints ACC Family Registration form. This includes families who have children in Catholic schools.
We are blessed to be led by Fr. Matthew Crane, and Fr. James Statz. The 5 parishes include St. Wendelin – Luxemburg, Holy Cross – Marty, St. Nicholas – Watkins, St. Anne’s – Kimball, St. Mary Help of Christians – St. Augusta.
Family Faith Formation is a catechesis program provided by the Holy Saints ACC for children (1st grade through twelve grade). The program is centered around helping children and their families grow in their faith through intentional encounters with the Holy Trinity and Catholic community. It will include large group speakers for the whole family, classroom time, and at home activities to help educate and empower families to live out their faith.You can find more information here familyformation.net
All families and students grades 1st Grade through 12th Grade are welcome to attend from our Holy Saints ACC. We recognize that many families utilize the already built in faith formation within their Catholic School education and may opt out from sending their children to additional catechesis programs such as our Family Faith Formation program. We want to affirm all families are welcome to join us for Family Faith Formation. *See Sacramental Prep questions for specifics*
The registration fee is $30 per child, up to 3 children. The max amount a family will be required to pay for Family Faith Formation will be $90. There is an additional Sacramental fee for students in Sacramental Prep years.
All Family Faith Formation registration fees can be placed in an envelope with clearly labeled (Family Name). You can pay cash or check written out to St. Mary’s Help of Christians (SMHOC)) who will be handling all our ACC faith formation finances. Registration Fees can be placed in an offertory basket at specific parish or mailed or dropped off to St. Mary’s Help of Christian Catholic Church:24588 Co Rd 7, St Augusta, MN 56301 or else can be brought to the parent meeting on September 15th.
There is a Sacramental Fee of $20 (this is not the same as Faith Formation fee). Sacramental fees will be collected at a later date.
Sacrament of First Holy Communion & Reconciliation: Students who are enrolled in Catholic school will receive their preparation from their classroom teacher. Students who do not attend Catholic school, will receive their preparation from Family Faith Formation classes and at home resources. There will be a First Reconciliation retreat this fall (Date & Location To be Determined) and a First Holy Communion retreat in the spring. All students, those in Catholic schools and in Family Faith Formation classes, will be required to attend those retreats.
Sacrament of Confirmation: Confirmation will be a one year program this year for tenth grade students and those 11th grade students who did not receive the sacrament last spring. Confirmation preparation class will be held for sure once a month. There will be a retreat provided by Holy Saints ACC. Students are required by the Diocese to attend at least one retreat experience and select a sponsor.
Holy Cross School Building in Marty
10672 Co Rd 8, Kimball, MN 55353
This is the most centralized location for all 5 parishes!
There will be a Family Faith Formation Parent meeting held September 15th at 7 pm at Holy Cross School Building. There will be a Holy Saints ACC wide social gathering afterwards.
Our program will officially begin the first Wednesday of October!
Week 1: 4 -Extra Helpers (registration, packets, greeters)
4 -Meal Preppers/Servers
4 -Childcare Helpers
*Catechists (4 teachers per grades, for grades 1st – 7th
Week 2: 4- Meal Preppers/Servers
~ 8-10 Small Group Leaders
Week 3: 4 – Meal Preppers/Servers
* Catechists (4 teachers per grades, for grades 1st – 7th
~8 – 10 Small Group Leaders
Registration for Volunteers:
Family Faith Formation is designed to be implemented at home.Thanks to technology, we will be able to provide additional support for families virtually. At home resources will be mailed out or available for pick up, if we are unable to meet in person. We are praying we will be able to be in the community this year without restrictions.
Please let us know if you need any accommodations. We want to respect the health decisions of our families.
Who do I contact with more questions?
Kelli Kleinschnitz – Faith Formation Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-333-6992
Congratulations to all the Confirmation Students from the Holy Saints community. Pictured are the students from Holy Cross, St. Anne, St. Nicholas and St. Wendelin. Below is a link to more pictures from the confirmation you may look at or download: Confirmation Pictures