K-8 Faith Formation

Celebrating the Sacraments in 2024

Second grade and eighth grade are exciting years for a Catholic student.  Second graders receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (aka Confession) and Holy Eucharist for the first time.  Eighth graders are welcomed into full communion with the Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Time spent in catechesis and prayer is necessary for preparing for such pivotal sacraments in the life of our children.  Therefore, please enroll your children in a CCD program as soon as possible.  Our program is offered at South Hills Catholic Academy.

2023-2024
Faith Formation Calendar

Monday evenings from 5:00 - 6:00 PM at South Hills Catholic Academy

September October     November
11
18
25
2
16
23
6
13
27
December January February
4
11 
18
8
22
29
5
12
26
March   
4
11
18
Dates of Interest
 January 29
5:00 PM Parent meeting for First Communion
6:00 PM Parent meeting for Confirmation
 May 2
6:00 PM Mandatory Practice for First Holy Communion in St. Anne Church
7:00 PM Mandatory Practice for Confirmation in St. Anne Church
 May 4
10:00 AM Confirmation in St. Anne Church with the Most Reverend Mark A. Eckman
 May 5
Noon First Holy Communion Mass in St. Anne Church

 

About Our Program

Saint Paul of the Cross Parish has partnered with South Hills Catholic Academy to provide an engaging Faith Formation program for our students. Parish volunteers work in collaboration with SHCA teachers to serve students in grades K-8. They use the Spirit of Truth curriculum by Sophia Institute, a program designed by Catholic master teachers, to deliver students a meaningful encounter with our faith.

We offer two catechetical options, allowing you to choose the method that works best for you and your family. 
  • In person classes: Mondays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at South Hills Catholic Academy (Saint Winifred School)
  • Homeschool option- please note that students enrolling in the homeschool option will be required to meet with their teacher twice during the school year to ensure a proper understanding of the curriculum. Students will be required to follow the weekly assignments as well.

Please contact the SHCA school office for more information:

Harmony Stewart, Head of School (412) 631-3131 hstewart@shcacademy.com
Megan Christ, Faith Formation Assistant (412) 631-3131 mchrist@shcacademy.com

Weather Cancellation Information for Classes

Families wil be notified about any class cancellations via email.  Please reach out to Megan Christ at mchrist@shcacademy.com with any questions.

OCIA: Order of Christian Initiation for Adults

Have you considered becoming Catholic? Join us every other Wednesday from 7pm-9pm in the Convent Dining Room for informational sessions and studies to help you discern your relationship with our Faith. Questions? Contact Don Fontana, Director of Adult Faith Formation at dfontana@stpaulofthecross.com or call (412) 531-5964.