Mass Times:

5:00 pm, Spanish Mass 7:00 pm

8:30 am, 11:00 am & 5:00 pm

Daily Mass
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am

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Faith Formation

2018-2019 Faith Formation

Faith formation is catechesis (teaching the faith) which aims deepen people’s contact with Jesus Christ via educational and enrichment opportunities. Designed to touch the intellect as well as the heart, these programs help people live and experience a more Christ-centered life. In order to walk this path authentically and properly, it is necessary to understand how to relate to God. We need to know not only how to live but what it means to live to the fullest the gift of life God has granted to us.

At the Church of Nativity, we offer faith formation for young children (Prek-K), school-age children (1st-8th), teens, and adults. The purpose of faith formation is to give direction to our life. In doing so we are better able to share with others, to evangelize, our understanding of our Catholic Faith.

Contact Us

Kim Hartnett
Faith Formation Coordinator
Cell: 615-268-8027

Lynn Holdheide
Faith Formation Coordinator
Cell: 615-308-2525

Faith Formation Schedule
Faith Formation Registration Form
Faith Formation Online Payment

Fee: $30.00 per student to cover the cost of books and supplies.

Faith formation will begin on 8/19 and that registration forms can be picked up and dropped off at the welcome table in the narthex or in the office.

Preschool and Kindergarten

All children aged three to give are invited to join faith formation classes during both the 8:30 a.m. or the 11:00 a.m. classes. Children are released prior to the first reading and are returned after the petitions. Children will be accompanied by their teachers during this time. Parents are welcome to walk children back to the classroom as necessary.

Grades One through Eight

Classes are offered Sunday mornings from 9:45 -10:45 a.m..  All students are expected to attend faith formation classes regularly. Missed content during absences can be taught by parents by getting in touch with the catechist.  Each year students are presented concepts of doctrine, church history, scripture, sacrament life, prayer, morality, social justice and the liturgical year in an age appropriate manner.

Teens/Youth Group

Teen classes are offered for students 9th grade + between masses from 9:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Youth group for students 9th grade + is Sunday evenings after the 5:00 pm Mass. For more information concerning the youth group, please contact Phil Wigginton at

K-12 Faith Formation

As part of our Faith Formation program we offer classes on Sunday morning from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.. In addition, youth from all ages are encouraged to participate in Sunday Mass, though services as a lector, usher, alter server, or sing in the choir. Each Sunday young students (PreK-K) share in their own literacy of the word during the 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. masses.

Sacramental Preparation Classes

The Faith Formation program at the Church of Nativity offers a variety of sessions to help prepare for the sacraments.  At least a one-year preparation period is required for the Sacraments of First Penance and First Eucharist. Foundation and formation is in 2nd grade. Confirmation preparation begins in 7th grade and continues on in 8th grade. Students in need of a sacrament outside of those ages/grades, should contact the faith formation coordinators.

Adult Faith Formation

To inquire about Adult Faith Formation contact Robert Collard or Buzz Hundley at

Faith Formation
Hearts & Hands
Knights of Columbus
Mass Ministry
Men’s Club
Totus Tuus & VBS
Women’s Group

Our Mission

As parishioners of the Catholic Church of the Nativity, we are committed to carrying out the mission of Christ by:

• Proclaiming the Word of God
• Celebrating the mysteries of the faith
• Growing in the knowledge and the living
of the faith

…while loving and serving our neighbors and growing together in holiness as members of the Body of Christ.

Contact Us

Rectory: 615-556-6083
Office: 615-794-4004

Catholic Church of the Nativity
2793 Buckner Lane
Thompson’s Station, TN 37179