Faith Formation Programs

Overview of Programs

Sacred Heart’s Faith Formation encompasses a variety of programs for all age groups. Below are a listing of our programs and applicable schedules and registration forms. Our programs include:

  • Grades 1-5 Faith Formation
  • Junior High Youth Catechism (Grades 6-8)
  • High School Confirmation Preparation (Grades 9-12)
  • RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
  • Marriage Preparation

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer catechist for any of our programs, please contact Elizabeth Pendergast at

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Grades 1-5 Faith Formation Program

Sacred Heart’s Grade 1-5 Religious Education program for 2018-2019 will begin on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  Classes go between Sunday morning masses from 9:40 AM – 10:25 AM in the school. Please refer to our Registration form for registration fees.  Registration forms are due to the church office by Friday, September 7, 2018

If you volunteer as a catechist and have a child enrolled in the Sacred Heart Faith Formation Program, tuition for no more than one child is waived for each year you are a volunteer catechist.

Click Here for Grades 1-5 Faith Formation Registration Form 

2018-2019 Schedule: Click Here

Contact: Tricia Adams, Email:

Junior High Youth Catechism Program

The Junior High Youth Catechism Program is for grades 6-8 and is extended to public, private, and Catholic school students. The Junior High Program offers a social learning environment with an increased focus on volunteering, moral formation, and preparing pre-teens for the challenges and opportunities of their high school years.

For children completing the Sacred Heart Grades 1-5 Faith Formation Program, the Junior High Youth Program is the perfect next step in their development as young Catholics.  Registration forms are due to the church office by Friday, September 7, 2018

Click Here for Grades 6-12 Junior High and Confirmation Pre Programs Registration Form

2018-2019 Schedule: Click Here

Contact: Matt Ingold, Email:


High School Confirmation Prep Program


Sacred Heart’s Confirmation Preparation Program is a 2 year program, regardless of public or Catholic school preparation. The program begins in 9th grade, and culminates in 10th grade with Confirmation, though occasionally participants may start in their 10th or 11th grade years (still a 2-year program).  Registration forms are due to the church office by Friday, September 7, 2018

Click Here For the Confirmation Prep Registration Form 

2018-2019 Schedule: Click Here

Contact: Elizabeth Pendergast,  (518) 274-1363 Email:



Sacred Heart’s RCIA program is for those adult Catholics that are either coming into the Catholic Faith or those baptized Catholics seeking to complete their Sacraments of initiation: Eucharist and/or Confirmation. RCIA for the 2018/2019 year will meet Sunday mornings in the Church following the 8:30 AM mass.

If you would like to register for Sacred Hearts RCIA program, contact Matt Ingold before September 16 at


Marriage Preparation

Engaged couples seeking a Sacramental Marriage at Sacred Heart are required to complete Sacred Heart’s Marriage Preparation course. The course entails four sessions of approximately two hours, and two meetings with the Sacred Heart Pastor.

Marriage Preparation is offered in both the late spring and late fall and are held Monday evenings. The next course begins in May of 2019. If you have a need to complete Marriage Preparation prior to that, please let us know.

If you would like to register for Sacred Hearts Marriage Preparation Program, contact Matt Ingold at


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