Faith Formation


   Family Service Project

Hundreds of Thanksgiving boxes of food go out to families in our communities.  Help make their holiday a little brighter by decorating the boxes that they will receive.

Starting October 29th

  • Pick up a plain cardboard box (or 2!) from the basement in Brendan Hall, along with paper to wrap it and an assortment of decorations.
  • Take your box home and decorate it as a family.
  • Say a prayer for the family who will receive the box (can use the prayer below or one of your choosing).

“God, bless the family that receives this food and keep them safe.  Help them overcome their troubles and help them remember Your love.”

  • Consider also adding a greeting card.  You can simply sign it “From your St. Agnes, St. Paul of the Cross, St. Rose family”.


Return the completed boxes to any of the following locations:

Brendan Hall, November 5th class

East Avon Fire Department, by November 10th

Avon Food Pantry, by November 10th

Any of the 3 churches by November 12th

Any questions please contact Christine DeVito at 226-2100 or



Faith Formation Programs for 2017 - 2018 year:

*NEW* If this is a Sacrament Preparation year for one of your children (going into 2nd or 8th grade), or you are new to our program, please call the office at 226-2100 to schedule a 15 minute appointment to return your paperwork.


Monthly Family Program, grades K-7:  *** The monthly family program meets once a month at St. Agnes School from 9:45am-11:15am before the 11:30am Sunday Mass at St. Agnes Children meet as a group with their family to participate in activities for all ages.  If you choose this option, you will work with your child/children on the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies at home.


Bi-weekly Program, Sunday mornings at Brendan Hall on the campus of St. Rose Church for grades K-7, Confirmation Year 1 & 2 (begins in grade 8):  We will meet twice a month from 9:15 am to 10:45 am following the 8:00am Sunday Mass at St. Rose Church.  Children who attend this program will meet as a large group, then split up into grade level classes.  This option has parents participate with their children in an at home session utilizing the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies handouts two times each month.  This option does not allow for attendance at the 9:45 am Mass at St. Paul of the Cross twice a month.


Summer Intensive Program, grades 6-9, including Year 1 & 2 Confirmation: This program will meet Sunday through Thursday, June 25-29 this summer from 9:00am – 3:00pm, at the St. Agnes Campus  (Sunday is for parent/child and begins with 10am Mass until 3pm). This option also requires 2-5 times attending the Bi-weekly Program throughout the year for grades 6-9.  Confirmation has specific requirements to cover.


High School Youth Ministry:  This program is for youth in grades 10-12.  We will meet monthly following the 9:45am Mass at St. Paul of the Cross, from 11am -1pm.


Sacraments:  Under the New Policies for the Diocese of Rochester, candidates for sacraments must be registered in a faith formation program or Catholic School.  First Reconciliation is now celebrated before First Eucharist, beginning in 2nd grade, and Confirmation preparation is a two-year process that begins no sooner than 8th grade.


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