Religious Education K- 12

Click on the links below for information and forms regarding the 2017 - 2018 Faith Formation session.

Welcome Letter

Registration Form

Permission Form

2017 - 2018 Calendar

  • THIS Sunday, September 24: Junior High Rally Forms ARE DUE THIS weekend!
  • Wednesday, September 27: Catechist Work Session REC open for Catechists 8am-8pm.
  • Friday, September 29: Junior High Dodge ball/Movie Night at Friends church 9:30 PM (after the football game)
  • Sunday, October 1st: Deanery Praise & Worship to be held at Sacred Heart in Newton-email/text Crystal if you are in JH or HS and need a ride.
  • Wednesday, October 4th : FIRST night of K-12 Faith Formation


K-12 Faith Formation is set to start Wednesday, October 4th.  IF you are new to the parish or program or will have a Kindergarten student please BE SURE TO TURN YOUR FORMS IN ASAP. If you are returning to the program you may bring the forms anytime before or on October 4th.


NOTE: There will NOT be a meal prior to classes this year due to the lack of space.  PLEASE be sure NOT to allow students to bring food and beverages. There is no place to have/consume such items. Students may bring water bottles to class if desired.


We are currently SEEKING HELP  for monitoring the parking lot the temporary chapel. We need help getting students to class and cars safely.  PLEASE contact Crystal if you can help.


Please remember to keep our young people and all those that are answering the call of Catechist in your prayers as we prepare to learn more about our faith.


Junior High (7/8th grade students):


  • Junior High Rally Forms are due THIS WEEKEND (September 24th).
  • A Dodge ball/movie night will be held at the Friends Church after the September 29th HS football game (9:30 pm). Shane and Lisa Hart will be helping from St. Mary’s.


Junior High & High School: exciting events for you…


  • Sunday, October 1st at Sacred Heart in Newton a Praise and Worship event… starting at 6:30 PM (Gather at St. Mary’s parking lot at 6 PM to return around 8 PM). Parents will need to sign a waiver if car pooling OR ANYONE/EVERYONE can join us there too.
  • Wednesday, October 11—Fields of Faith from 7-8 PM. JH/HS students should go to and be picked up from the Grinnell HS Football Field this night instead of the REC.
  • Sunday October 22 the Annual Corn Maze Event in Mitchellville. Check the website for more information.


High School (9-12 grade): On October 22nd several churches in town would like to do an all community event for high school students from 4pm - 6pm.

We will gather at the Drake Community Library to start a photo scavenger hunt and conclude around 5:30 with pizza.  (I know it conflicts with our Deanery event.  We will be supporting both, so you can choose which you would like to attend.)


Attention Confirmation 2017 families:  Confirmation is on the calendar for November 5th but will be held in Herrick Chapel at 6 PM.  A retreat for the candidates will be held Sunday, October 29th.