Faith Formation/Youth Ministry
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
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
In accordance with
Deanery policy for Schenectady County, the Sacrament of Confirmation
is celebrated no earlier than 11th grade.
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.