To educate and strengthen our youth in the Catholic Faith
To experience the living presence of God through Liturgy and the Sacraments
To learn to value both Scripture and Tradition
The Holy Cross Youth Faith Formation Program (formerly known as the "Religious Education Program") supports the faith journey of our parish children as they learn to identify more closely with both the Catholic Faith and the Catholic community by participating in weekly religious education classes, special activities, and sacramental preparation.
The objective of the program is that all students experience Jesus in their lives so that they may live, and bear witness to, the Gospel message. The success of the program depends on the involvement and active support of the entire parish community through prayer, service as volunteer teachers, and participating in special program events, and as role models in the faith formation process.
While many of the volunteers to this Youth Faith Formation Mission make a significant commitment of their time to teach weekly classes, there are opportunities for parishioner involvement in a much more limited role. There are opportunities to assist with the preparation of particular events and activities.
Youth Faith Formation Teachers
Substitute Youth Faith Formation Teachers
Administrative help with the Youth Faith Formation Program
Volunteers to aid at special events
Members of the Youth Faith Formation Committee take great satisfaction in watching families and children grow in their faith.
Youth Faith Formation Program
Now you can fill out our Youth Faith Formation Program Registration Form online by clicking on the button below. If you prefer you may view/print out the Registration, as well as the Consent & Release Forms by clicking on the "PDF" files.
You may also pay your Registration online. Click on the button for more.
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Diocesan Youth Ministry Events
The diocesan Office of Youth Ministry offers resources and support to assist parishes and youth ministry leaders in the formation of young.
Learn more about the Office of Youth Ministry and any upcoming events by visiting:
Catholic Education in Our Diocese
The Bishop has created a Commission to develop plans for the sustainability and growth of all of our Catholic schools. As part of the work, a research team is conducting surveys of parishioners, parents, and faculty, to gather their thoughts and ideas about Catholic education in our Diocese. Your opinion is very vital to this process. To access the surveys, go to diospringfield.org/surveys-on-catholic-education-in-our-diocese