Faith formation for youth

If you have questions about faith formation, contact the parish office, or email Ginna Haske at ghaske@holycrosslynchburg.org.


Parents and children/youth, Kindergarten through 12th grade meet at the same time – Sunday mornings from 9:15am – 10:45am.

Partnering with Families – According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, (#2223-26) parents are the primary educators of their children in the faith. We believe families are entering into a partnership with us when you join our program. All efforts are done in accordance with the policies developed by the Office of Christian Formation of the Diocese of Richmond.

Kindergarten – Grade 5

Taught by volunteer catechists from the parish, our classes are a wonderful tool to support parents in the catechesis of their families. We use the Finding God program from Loyola Press and have Adaptive resources available for this program for any children with special needs.

Edge – 6th-8th

Edge provides a safe fun place for middle school youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.

Life Teen – 9th-12th

As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

Confirmation -10th

This sacramental preparation class strives to provide additional formation for our teens who are preparing for confirmation in the spring. This class follows a curriculum that walks our teens through salvation history with an added emphasis on Confirmation and how to live their lives after receiving the sacrament.
First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation
Preparation begins in second grade with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The focus of Reconciliation is the story of the Prodigal Son in relation to sin, sorrow for sin, and seeking and receiving forgiveness. The Sacrament of the Eucharist is received in the Spring after a retreat, interview with the Pastor and classes are complete.

VIRTUS Training and Safe Environment Initiatives

The mission of the VIRTUS Training Program and Safe Environment Initiatives is to provide a safe environment for children and youth, and to enhance awareness of safety issues among all the people of our parish. The “VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children” program is a required training for any person in our parish, whether volunteer, visitor or staff, who has contact with the youth of the parish. In addition, background screening for all adults who work with children in any way is mandated by the Richmond Diocese. The Pastor and parish staff oversees issues of safety for children and youth, and ensure that the parish is in compliance with mandated policies.