Child Faith Formation

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Welcome to Child Faith Formation Grades K-5 for 2021-2022!  We will be holding in-person Wednesday Evening Sessions scheduled Wednesday, September 8, 2021, - April 27, 2022.  Please note, the session time has changed this year. 

New time of 5:30PM-7:00PM.

I am aware many families are still facing difficulties and I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of your child’s spiritual growth and formation.

Because we follow the directives of the State of New Mexico, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and our Pastor, Father Charles Ugochukwu, we can now gather for in-person classes and are delighted to share our faith more fully.  If necessary, we will make changes to the program as Archbishop Wester and Father Charles decree. 

If you are interested in either teaching or helping as an aide, please contact me as soon as possible.  No experience is necessary, and training is provided.  This program relies on our dedicated volunteers.  We cannot do it without you!  I ask that you pray about your role in assisting the children of our parish.  It is quite an enjoyable and satisfying experience!

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe began a safety program called Circle of Grace.  The Catholic Church teaches us that God has created each of us as unique and special.  We are meant to respect ourselves and everyone else as persons created by God.  The goal of the Circle of Grace program is to educate and empower children and young people to actively participate in an environment, safe for themselves and others.  This program will be taught in the first few class meeting times.

You may begin the registration process by clicking the Registration Form link, or by picking up a form at the parish office.

Registration deadline is Friday, August 13, 2021.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to sign up to help, please feel free to call or email me. 

Cheerfully in Christ,
Tes Charlton
Director, Child Faith Formation
Risen Savior Catholic Church
505-821-1571 x104

­The apostles were chosen by Jesus to be his friends and to witness to others. God chooses each Christian to do the same in today’s world.


"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God." ~ St. Theresa of Avila

A Contemporary Prayer to the Guardian Angel
Angel sent by God to guide me,
be my light and walk beside me;
be my guardian and protect me;
on the paths of life direct me.



Child Faith Formation Religious Education Requirements:

Registered Parishioner
Regular Sunday Mass Participation
Completed Registration Form
Baptismal Certificate
(if we don't have one on file)
Registration Fee of $30 per child (If fee is prohibitive, please contact Tes Charlton).

As you are aware, faith formation is a lifelong process. Children should be enrolled yearly in faith formation classes. We build upon our knowledge and relationship, similar to academic learning.

Sacramental Preparation (First Reconciliation and First Eucharist) Requirements:

This typically occurs in the third grade. It is required that children have at least on year of previous faith formation before receiving these sacraments. Child faith formation in Grades K-2 will fulfill this requirement, as will attending a Catholic School.

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