Faith Formation Classes (1-5 Grade)

Elementary Faith Formation for Children in First through Fifth Grade for the 2020-2021 School Year:

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community continues the mission of Jesus through the religious education of children and youth. With the Holy Spirit, we are all disciples of Christ participating in the same lifelong journey to the creator. Assisting parents in their primary role as faith educators, we create an environment in which all ages can grow in understanding and love of God through prayer, service and liturgy.

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan:
>Please click HERE to view and download our Signed HNOJ Faith Formation Preparedness Plan Document.

>Please click HERE to view our Faith Formation Health and Safety Informatoin to help guide our return to Faith Formation. 

Class Time choices are 4:45-6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. - OR - At-Home/Online.

At-Home/Online Option:
For this 2020-2021 Faith Formation Year, we will also be offering an At-Home/Online option for Faith Formation Families to do Faith Formation together at home. We will be sending out weekly e-mails for each week's lesson topic as well as parent lesson plans to do together with your child(ren).  You can select this option on our Faith Formation Registration page. 


Important Dates

  • Catechist (Teacher) Training - Wednesday, September 23, 6 to 8 p.m. - OR - 
    Wednesday, September 30, 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Classes Begin - Wednesday, October 7

    Please Note: We will NOT be hosting an Open House this year. Material Pick up for In-Class Students will be on Wed. Oct. 7 at our first night of classes. At-Home/Online Students will have a several separate Material Pick-Up dates/times prior to our first week of Faith Formation (TBD). 

Click the RED button below to download the full 2020-2021 Program Year Calendar.

Program Year Calendar

The Early Bird Registration fee for Elementary Faith Formation classes is $90. After August 15, Registration Fees rise to $115. Register early and get in on the discount!
Registration cost for our At-Home/Online option does not change after Sept. 1.

*PLEASE NOTE: In-Person Faith Formation Class Registration closes on Monday, September 14. After Sept. 14, Only At-Home/Online registrations will be available. Due to planning and preparation for classrooms used, class sizes and social distancing guidelines, we need ot cut off in-class registrations since we will not be able to add additional classes/classrooms.  

Click the BLUE button below to register for Faith Formation classes online.

Elementary Faith Formation
Online Registration


Make a difference in the lives of our parish children - sign up to be a Faith Formation Volunteer
Click HERE to see our Children's Faith Formation page for full list of Faith Formation Volunteer Position Descriptions.

Click on the GREEN button below to sign up as a volunteer for our upcoming 2020-2021 Faith Formation year.

Sign Up to be a
Faith Formation Volunteer!


General Information Regarding the Elementary Program:

We use a new curriculum offered by Our Sunday Visitor known as Alive in Christ. 
HERE to learn more about this curriculum.

First through Fifth graders will use this curriculum. Each Faith Formation student will be given a book to use throughout the year. Our Catechists (Teachers) are dedicated volunteers who will give your children faithful presentation of the Church's teaching. We will help stimulate your child's religious imagination so they can learn to think more critically and become better prepared to proclaim and live their faith at home, at school and at play. It is our hope that children who come and participate on Wednesdays will find a community of caring believers here at Holy Name of Jesus, who will help them supplement the teachings they receive from their parents - the primary educators of the Faith.

Wednesday Fine Dining
Please Note: We will NOT be holding our Wednesday Fine Dining Program for this 2020-2021 Program Year. 
With the changes to protocols and procedures needed to how we run our Fine Dining Program along with volunteers needed to run it, we have decided to not host Fine Dining for this program Year. We plan to restart this program for our next 2021-2022 Program Year. 

HNOJ Bus Stop:
If your child will be dropped off here at HNOJ as a bus stop prior to our 4:45-6pm Class Time on Wednesdays, please contact Theresa Reichert at 763-745-3483 or via 


Questions? More Information?
Please contact Theresa Reichert at 763-745-3483 or via email for more information regarding Elementary Faith Formation at HNOJ.