Children's Faith Formation

The mission of the Church is to joyfully evangelize and catechize; to tell the Good News of salvation in an age appropriate manner in order to form active disciples of Jesus Christ. Discipleship is a LIFE-long mission. It involves:

L– learning of salvation history and the teachings of the Catholic Church

I – integrating or connecting that knowledge of God’s love into everyday life

F- faithful followers, worshiping, praying and serving others in response to that  divine love.

E- engaging others by introducing them to Jesus Christ through our words and deeds.


The Childrens Faith Formation program at St. Cronan strives to provide a balanced presentation of these aspects of discipleship. Beginning with Childrens Liturgy of the Word, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (prek-2nd gr) and RCL Benziger’s Be My Disciple text series (gr 2-8), the children are presented with scripture, teachings, explanations and lived out prayer and worship. They are assisted in connecting this to their everyday life and in making choices that lead to discipleship. 

Sacraments are taught and celebrated as follows:

First Eucharist – 2nd grade

First Reconciliation – 3rd grade

Confirmation – 8th grade

Sessions meet Sep-May on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays between the 8:00 and 10:00 Masses.


Registration packets are available here Registration Form




For more information, please contact Carrie Sallwasser, 

csallwasserstcronan.org or 314-285-2305.