St. Francis of Assisi of Bridgeport
St. Mary of the Assumption of Minoa & St. Matthew of East Syracuse

KN-6 Grade

Grades 1-6 is a complete program to help our youth learn and explore their faith. We use the most comprehensive and effective catechetical programs available. 

Every year at each grade level we cover:

  • Doctrinal lessons on the pillars of our faith
  • Scripture which encourages them to read the Bible
  • Traditions and rituals
  • Sacrament theology
  • Liturgical life of the church
  • Prayers

First Eucharist

First Eucharist is a 2 year program -

Grade 1 is the first year of Prep 

Grade 2 First Eucharist is celebrated - includes first penance 
Child must be at least 
7 years of age

The preparation for this sacrament should help each child to develop:

  • Some knowledge of God as Creator, Jesus as God’s son, the Holy Spirit as giver of gifts.
  • Some knowledge of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus
  • Ability to understand consecration
  • To understand their part in the parish life community
  • To understand the Jesus’ Body and Blood after consecration is under the appearance of bread and wine.
  • Adults receive First Eucharist during the Easter Vigil services after completing the R.C.I.A. process.

Monday Classes will start 
September 24, 2018 ~ 6:00 to 7:00 PM
St. Mary's Parish Center

Registration Forms were emailed

Below is the Registration Form & Schedules,
click on the links and download a copy

Registration forms were emailed
To the registered families.
If you didn't receive an email with the form or you are new to the Formation Program
Stop by the Parish Office on

229 W. Yates St. ~ East Syracuse, NY
Email Gary Krajacic or Donna Farrell

Donna Farrell:
Gary Krajacic: or 


Click on the link below