Faith Formation for Children

St. Leo’s currently offers children’s formation beginning in first grade. Children’s formation is offered through fifth grade and offers a perspective designed to help children learn about the catholic faith and tradition as well as to grow deeper in their own faith and spirituality.
Classes for children’s formation begin in the fall and conclude in late spring.
Registration for the 2021-22 school year will begin in Summer 2021.

Contact: Kristin Elligsen

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Youth Ministry

253.272.5136 ext. 106

Para obtener más información EN ESPAÑOL sobre cualquiera de los programas enumerados a continuación, favor de llamar a Fr. Elias Puentes, SJ al teléfono 253.272.5136 ext. 114.

First Reconciliation & First Communion

Communion typically takes place in 2nd grade and preparation begins in the fall for the sacrament to take place in the spring. Communion prep is a one-year process and also includes preparation for first Reconciliation. Children who are older than 2nd grade and have not received first communion may register for their appropriate age group to prepare for this sacrament.

Contact: Kristin Elligsen

Children’s Catechumenate

The Children’s Catechumenate is the process through which children from age 7 who are not Catholic may inquire about the Catholic faith and, if desired, receive the sacraments of Baptism/Confirmation/Eucharist. Also known or referred to as RCIC

Volunteers: We need families who would like to be a child’s sponsor and support the child and family through this process. We also need some people who speak both Spanish and English.

Sacramental Preparation / Infant Baptism

Beginning in Fall of 2020, St. Leo will be offering religious education programs for children in kindergarten-5th grade. These will all be held virtually/ remotely for the beginning of fall 2020. These programs include 1st communion prep.
Baptism for children from infancy through age 6 can be arranged by reaching out to our volunteer Adriana Julian. Parents who wish baptism for their children are prepared at an orientation and a retreat.

Volunteers: We need parishioners who feel great compassion for families of young children who strive to exhibit Christian parenting. Baptism team members serve on retreat days and baptism weekends. The minimum time commitment is two weekends a year. We are also looking for people who speak Spanish or English or both.