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Faith Formation

HOST CATHOLIC Faith Formation

Holy Family and Saint Pius V Parishes



The Faith Formation program is centered on assisting your family to celebrate and discover Our Catholic Faith.

Our program is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God under the title of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

We offer a variety of opportunites through family rosary, family retreats, and catechetical instrucation to assist your family on your journey towards holiness. 

Please contact us directly with any questions and know of my personal prayers for all of our families in our parishes. 

May the intercession of Our Lady of Perpetual Help pray for your family and bring all of you closer to her Son, Jesus Christ. 

Know that your entire family is welcome at our parishes and invited to committ to regular weekend Mass with our parish family. 

In Jesus and Mary,

Mr. Andrew Genovese, Director of Religious Education 

Contact Information We Would Be Happy to Assist Through Phone or Email

Mr. Andrew Genovese, Director of Religious Education Phone - 781-581-3503         Email- [email protected]

Chrisanne Gunderman , Religious Education Secretary Phone- 781-581-3503           Email- [email protected]

Reflection from Our Director of Religious Education
This year's family retreat highlights an important aspect to Christian living. The topic is on PRAYER. Saint Teresa of Ávila taught that prayer is a conversation with God. It is taking time to talk with God. God will speak to us in our hearts. One prayer practice to try at home is to pray the Our Father or the Hail Mary slowly and meditatively. As you pray each line, think about what the prayer means to you. Sometimes with formal prayers like the Our Father and Hail Mary we pray it so often but don't often reflect upon the words. I like to take time each day for prayer. This year's family retreat will help your family learn different Catholic prayers and help your family grow in their Faith. 
Please know that each day I pray for all of our families and volunteers so that Our Blessed Mother will protect and guide them. This program is a ministry that I've entrusted to Mary, the Mother of God. 
God's Abundant Blessings,
Mr. Andrew Genovese, Director of Religious Education 



Updated 2022-2023 Calendars 

First Holy Commmunion Calendar Calendar K to 5 2022-2023 Calendar Gr. 6 Calendar Gr 7/8 Calendar Confirmation Gr 9 and 10

Session Meetings

Grades K to 5 WEEKLY gatherings on Sundays from 10:00AM to 11:10AM or Grades K to 5 gatherings on Wednesdays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm at Saint Pius V School.

 Grade 6  Sunday gatherings on from 10:00AM to 11:10AM at Saint Pius V School.

 Grades 7/8-  Wednesday gatherings from 6:15pm to 7:30pm at Saint Pius V Upper and Lower Church Hall.

 Grades 9 and 10 Confirmation Preparation MONTHLY gatherings from 11:30AM Mass and ending at 1:30pm at Saint Pius V Lower Church Hall.

Confirmation Handbook/Curriclum/Requirments  Voluneer Handbook/Curriclum/Program Details


First Reconcilation

Retreat Documents

Accidents, Mistakes, SIN My Examination of Conscience Examination of Consience with Animals  Divine Mercy Image  
First Reconcilation Retreat How to Go to Confession

First Holy Communion Retreat

First Holy Communion 


Sacramental Preparation for Children

Basic Prayers- What is the Church? Parts of the Church Confession 
  Rite of Baptism  

                 Reflections, Activities, Prayer 

Mini Retreat Rosary for Kids Pray the Rosary - Handout Traditional Prayers
Divine Mercy FOR KIDS  Teaching Adoration to Kids  Parts of the Catholic Mass  Adoration ONLINE



$90 for 1 child      $130 for 2 children      $165 for 3 or more children

$75 Sacrament Supply Fee (for EACH child making the Sacrament of First Communion / Confirmation in 2022)

*PLEASE NOTE: Sacrament Supply Fee is in addition to tuition.

*All forms need to be accompanied by full payment

*Concerns regarding tuition need to be discussed with any staff member.