4853 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4446

Youth Faith Formation K-8th Programs

Welcome to Church of the Ascension Faith Formation for Youth:

3-Year-Olds through 8th Grade


If you are new to our parish or to our Faith Formation programs and are interested in enrolling your child in our 3-year old-12 grade programs, please contact us: email Kim Kennedy / 495-1886 ext. 426

Keeping your children safe during COVID-19:

  • 6-foot social distance will be maintained during all gatherings
  • Temperatures will be taken prior to entry 
  • Hand sanitizer is available in all areas
  • Everyone 10 years and older will wear face masks
  • Areas will be sanitized before and after gatherings
  • Handout materials will be pre-packaged
  • No sharing craft supplies

All of our upcoming 2020-2021 Faith Formation programs have contingency plans in the event of a closure due to the pandemic

Homeschooling option is available for 3-year-olds - 8th grade.


Faith Formation Online Payment

2020-2021 Faith Formation Schedules

Faith Formation 2020-2021 Registration Form


 

3 Year Old - 5th Grade Family Faith Formation NEW for 2020-2021

COVID-19 Update: There is insufficient classroom space to have 6 grades meeting at one time with the expected number of children and maintain social distance.  Our former K-5th grade classroom model will be replaced with our 3-year-old - 5th grade Family Faith Formation

Family Faith Formation is an exciting opportunity to encounter God in your homes and grow your faith as a family. We gather once a month at Ascension for a family lesson, and then parents will work with their child(ren) to complete the assigned lessons for the month. Because we are placing formation into your hands, we can also offer materials for 3- and 4-year olds!

Click here for more information on Family Faith Formation


Fam
ily Gatherings will begin in late September/early October.
You will be notified of the schedule once you have registered.

Homeschooling your child is an option if you are hesitant to gather with others.

Contingency plan:

  • Family gathering formation and information will be prerecorded
  • Age-appropriate gatherings will be either prerecorded or presented via Livestream or Zoom
  • Monthly supplies will be distributed via a scheduled drive-by

If you are new to our parish or to our Religious Formation programs and are interested in enrolling your child(ren) in our 3-year old - 12 grade programs, please contact us: email Kim Kennedy / 495-1886 ext. 426


Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLW) (4 years old through 3rd grade)

COVID-19 Update: Due to insufficient classroom space to maintain social distancing, Children's Liturgy of the Word is suspended indefinitely. 


6th-8th Grade Faith Formation

COVID-19 Update: We have sufficient space that our 6th-8th grade can meet in person beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 pm. All students must wear masks. 

Contingency plan: In the event of a closure due to the pandemic, meetings will continue in a virtual format.

Homeschooling your child is an option if you are hesitant to send your child to formation.

Middle School Faith Formation for grades 6 - 8 meets on Tuesday nights from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm beginning the last week of September and ending in May. 


Family Resources

Are you looking for resources to use to help you celebrate and strengthen your faith as a family? Are you looking for resources to strengthen your own faith? Click here for some ideas.

If you are new to our parish or to our Faith Formation programs and are interested in enrolling your child(ren) in our 3-year old - 12 grade programs, please contact us: email Kim Kennedy / 495-1886 ext. 426