St. Gabriel the Archangel Church
Faith Formation/Youth Ministry

General Information

  1. Students must register each year according to their grade in school. Registration for the following year's classes takes place in March. Renewal registration forms are sent home with students, and are returned to the office with payment before the end of March. Late fees apply after this time.

  2. The sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist are celebrated in the 2nd grade. Children must have attended 1st grade classes before receiving these sacraments. Students in 3rd grade or older who have not previously celebrated Reconciliation and First Eucharist will be prepared separately. Please contact the Faith Formation Office if you have an older child who needs Sacraments.

  3. In accordance with Deanery policy for Schenectady County, the Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated no earlier than 11th grade.

  4. St. Gabriel’s follows the Mohonasen School District calendar. When there is a school holiday, there are no Faith Formation classes. If schools hold half-day teacher’s conferences, St. Gabriel’s WILL have classes as usual in the afternoon and evening. If public schools close due to bad weather, the Faith Formation Office usually also closes. It will be announced on radio and TV that St. Gabriel’s Faith Formation classes are cancelled or someone will call the students.