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Faith Formation

Mary Toot

Mary Toot

Faith Formation Director


To call this year a challenge in Faith Formation would be an understatement. Yet in this challenging season, the Faith Formation team at St. Charles remains committed to the success and continued faith development of your children. We pray that the resources provided below will enable a deeper understanding and appreciation for the faith in youth and parents alike.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out at 

- Mary

Due to Covid-19 health restrictions, we are offering a largely “home-based” Faith Formation program to supplement our hybrid 2021 Summer Camp.

Important Info:

  • Registration is on-going

  • Families pick up textbooks, activity kits, & materials by emailing or calling (585) 663-8000, ext. 3

  • Take-home textbook may be completed anytime during 2021-2022 school year.

  • Payment is $60 for one child, $85 for two or more children. Financial assistance is available if needed.

  • Your family is invited watch a Teaching Mass by Fr. John on our YouTube channel. Please go to our website at


Families will be provided with the following Activity Kits on June 25:

  1. Make your own Prayer table kit – fabric square, prayer cards, medals, etc.

  2. Rosary kit – rosary, “how to pray” the rosary pamphlet, rosary coloring sheet

  3. Creation scavenger hunt – look around your yard, neighborhood, park, or beach for signs of God’s love and creation. The kit has a “creation sheet” with a check list of items to find.

  4. Paint a Rock with a “God” message kit –supplies and “how to” instructions ​​(Leave the “God” rock where you saw a sign of God’s creation & love)


The registration form is here



Summer Camp


Sacrament Information

  • Please indicate on the Faith Formation registration form if you anticipate preparing for your child’s:

  • First Penance

  • First Communion

  • Confirmation

  • Please be aware that for Sacraments, a child must be enrolled in either our Faith Formation program or a Catholic School.

  • Sacrament information can be found here

First Sacraments

The Tangible Reception of God's Grace

Puzzle Pieces

First Reconciliation

(First Penance)

~ 2nd Grade

In First Reconciliation (Confession), children learn how to admit their mistakes to God while seeking His forgiveness and the Grace to get back up and try again.


First Eucharist

(First Communion)


~ 2nd Grade


Our God longs for union with His beloved children. In First Eucharist (Communion), children are prepared to receive Our Lord's gift of Himself in Holy Communion and taught to be made into a gift for others.

Sacred Chrism


~ 9th/10th Grade

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, teens are more perfectly bound to the Church & are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. As true and confirmed disciples, they are more strictly obliged to faithfully witness to the Catholic faith in their lives.


Opportunities for Faith Formation

All are Welcome Sign

Religious Education

Children Ages 3-5

Sunday Preschool (Temporarily Postponed)

Children Grade K-8

Summer Camp (Due to COVID restrictions restrictions, our Faith Formation program at St. Charles will not take place as usual. For this year, religious education will be offered as a largely home study program. This will take the place of what your child would have done in normal summer camp 2021. See below (resources) for the information letter and registration form.)

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Deacon Dan Callan
Family at St. Charles Borromeo
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All families are invited to these “family, faith, and fun” events. They are seasonal opportunities for children, parents, grandparents and friends to pray, play and enjoy the company of one another.

For registration information, contact the Christian Formation office at (585) 663-8000

Upcoming Events




*Stay tuned for more updates!