Elementary School

2017-2018 Faith Formation calendar: PDF calendar click here


We follow the Carmel Clay School's Holiday schedule: click here


Grades 1-6

Christ Our Life by Loyola Press is the religious education series used by our elementary faith formation students. The content for each grade builds on the previous year’s focus and on the four pillars found in the Catechism. This series encourages parents to get involved with the faith development of their children. Each grade focuses on these topics:

First Grade

1. Trinity
2. Baptism
3. Salvation
4. Love
5. Basic prayers / introduction to the Mass


Second Grade

1. The Church & Mary
2. Reconciliation & the Eucharist
3. Scripture in Christian Life
4. Living God's love
5. Mass and how to receive the sacrament


Third Grade

1. Catholic Faith
2. Vocations
3. Bible Stories
4. Response to God
5. Apostle's Creed & Devotions


Fourth Grade

1. Eternity & communion of Saints
2. Reconciliation & healing
3. Parts of the Bible
4. Commandments & Beatitudes
5. Kinds of prayers - Rosary, etc.


Fifth Grade

1. Paschal Mystery
2. Sacraments
3. Scripture in Worship
4. The Commandments
5. Liturgy


Sixth Grade

1. Perfection of God
2. Roots of the Sacraments & Symbols
3. Old Testament
4. The Sacred
5. Psalms

Classes for grades 1-6 are Sundays, 8:00 am, 9:30 am, and 11:00 am; and Mondays, 4:45 pm. Parents must re-register their child(ren) each year.

Forms are available here, or in the Church's narthex and faith formation office (church's lower level).

Cost for the program is $70 per child ($80 after July 1), with a maximum of $180. The maximum does not include a $40 sacramental fee for First Communicants (second grade). Financial aid is available for those in need. Download a financial aid form here.

Those entering 7th and 8th grade move on to the EDGE program.



About OLMC Children's Faith Formation

The OLMC Children's Faith Formation (CFF) program aims to help children develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, while fostering a love for the Bible, the Church, and all of God's creation. We accomplish this by planting seeds of knowledge about God through formation in the four pillars found in the Catechism: Creed (Scripture and Tradition), Liturgy and Sacraments, Catholic morality, and prayer.

For any questions, please contact the parish office at 317-846-3878 or email .



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