Class Times: Sundays 9:30-10:45 AM or Wednesdays 6:15-7:30 PM. Please check Facebook and the Faith Formation calendar for dates and real time updates.
Due to class sizes, some classes are held on only one day. We will do everything we can to accommodate your request for the days/times you have chosen. Childcare is provided for Catechists and adults attending faith formation. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID 19 ALL SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Did you know that Our Lady of the Black Hills is a Stewardship Parish? That means formation classes and sacramental prep classes are available at NO COST to our parishioners. Our Lady of the Black Hills knows that your family is a BUSY family. The catechists that come each week to spend time sharing the Word of God with your children are just like you! However, faith formation is just like any other activity your family participates in. It requires many volunteers. PLEASE prayerfully consider helping with a class or child care this year so we can continue our mission as a stewardship parish. OLBH is grateful to all of you who are willing to give your time, talent, and treasure to our parish to help keep it a Stewardship Parish!
Elementary faith formation consists of CGS for students preK-5 or traditional classes for grades 4-6.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Montessori hands on approach to sharing the richness of our Catholic Faith with children for ages 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12. The program is presented in three levels, and includes time in the “Atrium” where children learn through tactile play and prayer. CGS emphasizes quiet contemplation and “the enjoyment of God.” If your child is in third grade or above, and has never been in CGS – they will need to register for a Traditional class.
Traditional faith formation is book led; the curriculum this year is from the Sophia Institute. The Class levels for Traditional are: 4th-6th grade.
The 7th grade class will utilize the “Decision Point” program by Dynamic Catholic for Confirmation preparation; they will also complete a Confirmation retreat.
Grades 8-12 will travel through the Y Disciple program from the Augustine Institute. YDisciple classes take place in a Host home as a small group. Please prayerfully consider being a host to this class!
Both the Confirmation class and YDisciple programs are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:30 PM.