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Faith Formation

The program we use at MOTV is called Journey of Faith. We are excited to invite all members of our parish, of all ages, to participate in the monthly sessions!

Journey of Faith is for ages Kindergarten through adult. Sessions meet once per month for 90 minutes and all family members will attend at the same time on the same day. Adults gather to learn and reflect on the month's topic while K-10 grades meet in grade level classes. *At least one parent of youth in K-10 is expected to attend when their children attend.

Sessions meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in both locations. If you have a preference on location, indicate that when you register.

See our informational brochure with all the details for the 2023-2024 school year here

Registration is now open!

GET THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.

ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT BARB OLSON:

763.447.3339

BOLSON@MARYOFTHEVISITATION.ORG

Upcoming Dates:

First Reconciliation Parent Session: September 27 (Big Lake) @ 6:30pm

Journey of Faith Session 1: October 4 (Becker & Big Lake) @ 6:30pm

Journey of Faith Session 2: October 11 (Becker) @ 6:30pm

WEATHER POLICY: We will follow what the schools decide to do. If they decide to close early or move to e-learning, we will also cancel any Faith Formation activities for the evening.

SACRAMENT PREP

First Reconciliation

Preparation for the celebration of First Reconciliation begins in the Fall for children in grade 2 (or older children who have not yet celebrated their First Reconciliation) and their families. 

 

Preparation for and celebration of this sacrament is a prerequisite for the celebration of First Eucharist. 

First Communion

Preparation for the celebration of First Eucharist is a two part process. It begins in the fall with the preparation for and celebration of First Reconciliation, and continues with specific preparation for First Eucharist beginning in January for children in grade 2 (or older children who have not yet received their First Eucharist) and their families.

Confirmation

Confirmation preparation has begun for this year's registered 10th graders, who will be Confirmed in the fall of 2023!

Orientation Materials

Upcoming Confirmation Dates

September 17: Confirmation Learning Centers (Big Lake, 4-7pm)

October 22: Confirmation Rehearsal (Becker, 4pm)

October 29: Confirmation (Becker, 2pm)

GET INVOLVED

  • leads Journey of Faith classroom activities & lessons (lesson plan outlines are provided)

Catechist

  • assists catechist with classroom activities and keeping students engaged

Assistant Catechist

  • fills in for absent catechists as needed (lesson plan outlines are provided)

Substitute Catechist

  • assists in the planning of our summer VBS

  • helps put on our week long summer VBS for kids ages 3-5th grade

Vacation Bible School Helper

Confirmation Sponsor

  • accompany a young person on their faith journey during the year of Confirmation

  • attend 2 onsite sessions with the candidate

  • go through workbook with the candidate

Liturgy of the Word for Children

  • plans, leads, and/or assists in age-appropriate readings & reflection on Scripture at the 10:30 am Mass

  • 2 times/month

RCIA Team

  • helps prepare & journeys with candidates coming into the Catholic faith

  • helps lead RCIA sessions with the team

If you are interested in serving in an of these ministries or have additional questions, please contact Barb Olson:

763.447.3339 or bolson@maryofthevisitation.org

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