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!

A Parent’s Guide to Lent & Easter

Week 19Third Sunday of Lent (March 7)

Week 20 Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 14)

Week 215th Sunday of Lent (March 21)

Week 22Palm Sunday (March 28)

Week 23Holy Week & Triduum (Week of March 29)

Week 24 Easter Sunday (April 4)

Week 25 Divine Mercy Sunday (April 11)

5-8 Grade Journal Prompts for season 4!

Faith Formation 2020-2021 Schedule

Sacramental Prep Materials

First Reconciliation & Eucharist 2020-2021 Schedule
First Eucharist Retreat Sign up – Saturday, April 10th
First Eucharist Information Sheet – Due April 10th at the Retreat
First Eucharist Mass Sign up

First Reconciliation Resources:
Act of Contrition
Church Tour Handout

Lessons For First Eucharist Preparation:
Parent Guide to First Eucharist Lessons
Lesson 1 (Feb. 22) / Sunday is Special Videos
Lesson 2 (Mar. 1)
Lesson 3 (Mar. 8)
Lesson 4 (Mar. 15)
Lesson 5 (Mar. 22)
Lesson 6 (Mar. 29)
Review Lesson (Apr. 5)

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.)