Grades 1-5
Janis Pataky
Director of Faith Formation
203-637-3661 x329
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raised hands 354x229All families are encouraged to attend 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass.
Students are allowed 3 excused absences throughout the year.  If there are any concerns or difficulties, contact the Faith Formation Office.

ALL students in grades 1 - 5 are to be escorted by their parents to and from the building.  Children will be dropped off in the gym.

Class Options
Sunday Program
1st - 5th grade classes are held on Sundays from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Families are expected to attend the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays.  Classes run from September through April.

Weekday Program
1st - 5th grade classes are held on either Tuesday or Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.  Classes run from September through April.

Family Program
This option provides for the whole family to participate in Faith Formation both in a community and a home setting on eight Sundays throughout the year.  This option is for 1st - 5th graders and their families.  All class sessions are indicated on the calendar.

Home Program
This option is available for 1st - 5th grade families wishing to teach their children at home.  Parents and child/children are to attend at least two Family Night events.

Sacramental Programs
Reconciliation and First Communion
All sacrament programs require attendance and participation in Faith Formation classes one year prior to the sacrament.  Parents and children must attend sacramental meetings, classes and retreat.

Family Fun Nights
Each month during the school year, we offer a Family Night for our families with children in grades 1 - 5.  Each of these events usually include a simple dinner with a project, community service, movie, or something else that is fun for everyone.

Can you help?
We are always in need of catechists and substitute catechists and classroom aides for our religious education classes.  If you are able to volunteer some of your time, please contact Janis Pataky.

Thank you for your consideration!

Mass Schedule

Saturday (Church)
5:00 p.m. (Vigil)

Sunday (Church)
7:30, 9:00,10:30 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m.

Daily Mass (Chapel)
Monday through Friday:
7:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.

Holy Day (Church)
Eve: 5:15 p.m. (Vigil)
Day: 7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Masses in other Languages (Sept-June, Chapel)
  French Mass
  2nd Sunday (12:00 p.m.)
  Italian Mass
  3rd Sunday (11:00 a.m.)
  Spanish Mass
  4th Sunday (11:00 a.m.)

Reconciliation (Sacristy)
Saturday: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment

Contact Us

4 Riverside Avenue
Riverside, CT 06878

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Phone: (203) 637-3661
Fax: (203) 637-8934

Photo Courtesy of
Hugh O'Connor

Office Hours

Please note the
current hours
for the

Faith Formation Office:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
or by appointment

203-637-3661 ext.330
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Class Calendars

The Faith Formation Office provides programs of positive learning experiences for parishioners of all ages.


Grades 1-5
Grades 6-9

Weather Related Closings and Emergencies

Television channels 12, 8 and 3 will be notified when we cancel religious education classes due to inclement weather. Please watch one of those channels to see if classes are cancelled.

You may also visit News12 online and view class cancellations.

This is especially important for Sunday morning classes.