Faith Formation Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Sun & Evenings during class time

Contact Us


TRACY SHAUGHNESSY - Faith Formation Director


GINA KULAK - Assistant to Faith Formation Director



The new Faith FOrmation Year has Begun!

Faith Formation is intended to begin by 1st Grade and run continually until Confirmation. We offer a kindergarten program to get kids excited about praying and learning about Jesus. Our 1st to 5th Grade students learn with the Blest are We series and our 6th Grade students add the Encounter series to learn about scripture. After Confirmation we are still learning about our Faith, just not always in a formal class setting.

Kindergarten to 6th grade

It is difficult to let go of control, but we are learning that God knows what we need and He has our best intentions. We need to pray for His will to be done.

Confirmation year 1 and 2

Sacred Heart offers a two year Confirmation program beginning in the 7th grade. We use the Chosen program from Ascension Press which incorporates video, book and discussion.
Year 1: Lesson 8 is a study about the Power and the Purposeof the Sacraments; “How do I get there?” Year 2: In the classes we are working on “What would Jesus do?” The beatitudes as a Path to True Happiness.
All Year 2: Letter to the Bishop is now due in our office. All service hours are due in our office by 3/1.

First sacraments of reconciliation and holy communion

We continue working on our prayers while we begin the studies on the 2nd of our First Sacraments this year; First Holy Communion.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

We could use some adult aged help with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a program for pre-school aged and young children(3 years to 1st grade) during the 11:00 A.M. Mass. The children are dismissed to learn about the readings and then return to Mass for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Contact the office if you are interested in getting involved. (315)699-7678


We are able to provide resources for you to follow along in any of the programs for the students. Please let us know if you would like additional information.


If you have not already; please log into the remind system so that you will be able to get the most up to date Faith Formation information. The codes are listed on the website or on the schedule under each option.

Service Opportunities

For service opportunities please visit the Faith Formation bulletin board in the Gathering Space. The Youth Ministry serves the parish and the community on a regular basis. Students can get involved in Youth Ministry to see the many opportunities that are offered.

Current Opportunities: Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Donut Sunday

Upcoming Opportunities: Mardi Gras event set up; Mardi Gras event help; Help with First Reconciliation

Prayer for the Holy Family OF God

O God, who was pleased to give us
the shining example of the Holy Family,
graciously grant that we may imitate them
in practicing the virtues of family life.
Transform our doubt to faith; Strengthen our hope;
Help us to live in charity.
Until we are all one in your kingdom
through Jesus Christ, your Son,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever.