K-8 Faith Formation & Sacramental Prep Materials

Click below for a pdf of each week’s lesson plan and for clickable links to the songs, other resources provided in the lesson plans and some additional ideas and materials for those interested!

Week 132nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 17)

Week 14 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 24)

Week 154th Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 31)

Week 165th Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 7)

Week 176th Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 14)

Week 18Ash Wednesday (February 17)

5-8 Grade Journal Prompts for season 3!

Faith Formation 2020-2021 Schedule

Sacramental Prep Materials

First Reconciliation & Eucharist 2020-2021 Schedule

First Reconciliation Retreat Resources:
Church Tour Handout

Lessons For First Reconciliation Preparation:
Act of Contrition
Introduction to First Reconciliation Lesson 1-6 and Lesson 1 Instructions
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6

REQUIRED MATERIALS FROM SESSION 1 FOR FAITH FORMATION: Circle of Grace (Click below for grade specific lesson plans and upon completion please complete the form at the bottom of this page)


“As part of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester’s on-going commitment to implement the United States Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, I hereby formally promulgate the Circle of Grace Program as our Safe Environment Program to educate children in our schools and Faith Formation Programs.” Most Rev. John M. Quinn, Bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester

Circle of Grace is a safe environment program developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha in response to Article 12 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. It serves the dual purpose of educating and forming youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others.

Through the Circle of Grace program, adults assist children and youth to recognize that each of us lives within a Circle of Grace that holds our very essence in body, mind, heart, soul, and sexuality. Through the Circle of Grace program, children and youth are taught to identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual boundaries; recognize when boundary violations are about to occur; and demonstrate how to take action when boundaries are threatened or violated.

Circle of Grace is clinically sound and grounded in the Catholic tradition. Its strong parent component means parents can actively participate in their children’s education and formation.

(Please list all of your children who are enrolled in programs at St. John’s and have completed Circle of Grace.)