Faith Formation

Holy Cross offers a Faith Formation program for children and youth from first grade to twelfth grade. Our goals are to proclaim Christ’s message, to extend efforts to develop community, to lead children in worship and prayer, and to motivate students to serve others.

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➤ Elementary Calendar, Middle School Calendar, High School Calendar

Online Registration

New this year is online registration. We have taken great care to partner with a payment processing company that is dedicated to protecting your information and privacy. Our hope is that this will provide some convenience to you. Please register by August 25, 2017 to give adequate time for ordering of supplies and organization of classes. All students participating in Holy Cross’ Faith Formation (1st – 12th Grades) must have a completed current registration on file.

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Paper Registration

If you are unable to register online, please fill out this form and return with your payment to the Parish Office:

    Holy Cross Church
    Attn: Faith Formation
    4112 East Genesee St.
    DeWitt, NY 13214

Faith Formation registration fee is $30/student. This fee helps to offset the cost of the program. Please let us know if the fee is a financial hardship for your family, but do not delay so your child/ren will be included in the registration process. No one will be excluded from participating due to finances. ALL the children and youth of Holy Cross are invited and encouraged to participate fully in our Faith Formation program. If you have a question about financial aid, please contact pastor, Fr. Kurgan.

Faith Formation classes for 2017-2018 begin the week of October 1, 2017 offering…

Elementary1st-4th Grades
Jamesville, Moses DeWitt, & MPHThursdays, 7:45 – 8:50am
Tecumseh ElementaryFridays, 7:45 – 8:50am
Middle5th-8th GradesWednesdays, 6:45 – 7:45am
High9th-12th GradesTuesdays, 6:45-7:40am

First through Fourth Grade

Thursdays or Fridays from 8:00-8:50amDownload a printable PDF calendar

The theme of first grade centers on introducing the children to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In second grade, the children become more aware of God’s great love for them and the need to respond to that love. They also begin to develop a better understanding of Jesus as they prepare for the celebration of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. In third grade the children are led to experience Jesus as friend and brother. They are further introduced to the Church as family and to the Creed. In fourth grade the students examine and come to appreciate what it means to be a Christian. Morality, through the Commandments and Beatitudes, is stressed.

Parents walk children into classes down in Yeazel Hall. Morning snacks are served before each session. Students are bussed to their public schools (Moses, Tecumseh, and Jamesville Elementary).

Fifth through Eighth Grade

Wednesday from 6:45-7:40 amDownload a printable PDF calendar

The curriculum for fifth grade centers on the study of all seven sacraments. In sixth grade, students are introduced in a new way to the Word of God. The lives of Israel’s great leaders in the Hebrew scriptures are studied.

Seventh grade students continue, on a deeper level, their study of Jesus through the Old and New Testament and eighth grade students come to a better understanding of their Catholic faith by studying who Jesus was and who He wants us to be.

A morning snack is available before class. At dismissal, students are bussed back to JD Middle School.

Ninth through Twelfth Grade

Tuesdays from 6:45-7:40 amDownload a printable PDF calendar

A morning snack is served before class. Ninth and Tenth grade students attend a series of seven-week mini courses including the following topics: scripture, morality, decision making, Paschal Mystery, Sacraments, and the Church. The curriculum for juniors centers on social justice, apologetics, and the liturgical calendar. Seniors meet together to discuss the realities of living your faith and taking it with you to college. Students are bussed to JD High School following class.


If you have any questions, please contact the Holy Cross Faith Formation Office at 315-446-0473. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family’s faith journey.

Prayers for peace,

Julie Sheridan, Director of Faith Formation