Faith Formation Registration for Children and Youth

Welcome to The Basilica of Saint Mary Children’s and Youth Ministries! We are glad you are here and look forward to working with your family. We have a new curriculum and plan for our programs this fall.  Please be sure to read about virtual, hybrid, and in person learning on our Children's and Youth Ministry tabs.

  •  Classes for the 2020-2021 program year start on Sunday, September 20 and run through the week of May 23.
  •  Early registration is appreciated and very helpful in planning for our program year.
  •  Registration is in two parts: class information (includes payment/billing information) and child(ren)/family information (this link will come in the confirmation email). Please complete both sections to ensure we have all your information and complete all sections and areas fully.
  • You will receive a confirmation email upon registration. In late August, we will distribute additional information and a Program Calendar.
  • We welcome all children and youth into our programs! If a section happens to fill up, we will try to find a spot amenable for your child and your family. We do need to maintain a ratio of 2 to 16 or 3 to 24 adults per children/youth.  If a class size does not have enough adults to meet the ratio we will have to close the class until more volunteers are found.
If you have any questions about any of the following, please contact the Learning Department
  •  Children and Youth Ministry programs, and Confirmation preparations
  •  First Reconciliation/First Eucharist preparations

Payment Information

         • $125.00 per child (through 7/31/20) or $150 per child (beginning 8/1/20) Includes curriculum, classroom supplies, and materials. Maximum of $375/family (through 7/31/20) or $450/family (beginning 8/1/20).

  • Grade 10/Confirmation is one program and costs $175 per student.
  • Sacramental preparation payments for First Communion/First Reconciliation are in addition to class registration fees. If your child(ren) will be completing First Reconciliation/First Eucharist, please make sure to sign them up for the appropriate grade(s) in Faith Formation if they are not enrolled in Catholic School. (Additional parish policies for sacramental preparation can be found on our website under Sacraments.)
  • Payment is made at the time of registration. Scholarships and payment plans are available and no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
  • Families who choose "Bill Me Later" will be asked for half the fee upon receipt, with the balance due no later than December 31, 2020.  
  • Scholarships are available too; please contact the Learning Department. Please register your child(ren) and choose the "Bill Me Later" option to expedite registration. (Volunteer catechists and classroom helpers are allowed full scholarships for the weekly programs for their children. Please contact us if you are interested in this opportunity.)
  • Students in Grades 6-12 are asked for a nominal, weekly contribution to help offset the cost of their evening meal. This can be paid each week, semester, or for the year by dropping the payment in our donation basket on Sunday evening or by paying for meals electronically on our web site. We have found the meal portion of our session to be instrumental in creating camaraderie and community among the young people and their catechists.
  • There is no registration fee for the Basilica YES program.
Volunteer Opportunities
 
It takes many volunteers in a variety of roles to make The Basilica’s Faith Formation programs so wonderful. Parents. Grandparents, adult siblings...everyone is invited to become involved. Opportunities include planning meal orders, teaching and assisting in the classrooms, being a hall monitor, assisting with set-up or take-down of tables on Sunday nights, and many other roles. If you are interested in helping in any capacity, please contact the Learning Department. There is an application and interview process, and for the safety and care of our children, a background check, agreeing to a volunteer code of conduct, and participating in an Archdiocesan VIRTUS class are required for volunteer opportunities within the Learning Department.
 
Please select all classes for which you will be registering your child(ren) in addition to sacramental preparation.
 
First Reconciliation / First Eucharist
Children preparing for both sacraments must be in at least Grade 2 and should also be registered in our Faith Formation program OR attending a Catholic School. Please review the complete registration policies at www.mary.org/firstreconciliation and www.mary.org/firsteucharist.
 
The Archdiocese requires all Confirmation preparation to take place in the home parish where the teen will be celebrating the sacrament.  This year both public and Catholic school students will be preparing for the sacrament together on an average of three Sunday evenings a month.  Parents/Sponsors are required to come to a meeting in the Fall and again in the Spring. There are no longer six separate sessions held on Saturday mornings. Please read our sacrament policy for other attendance and service requirements.
  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Sunday September 20
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Preschool Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 20
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Kindergarten Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 20
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation First Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 20
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Second Grade Sunday Morning
Sold Out
Thank you for your interest. Please contact Christine Moore (cmoore@mary.org; 612-317-3439) or Jolane Jones (jjones@mary.org; 612-317-3414) for more information and to register for this class.
Sunday September 20
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Third Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 20
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Fourth Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 20
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Fifth Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 20
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Sixth Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 20
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Seventh Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 20
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Eighth Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 20
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Ninth Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 20
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Faith Formation Tenth Grade & Confirmation Prep
Category
Quantity
Price
$200.00
 
A schedule has not been set up for this event
Children preparing for both sacraments must be in at least Grade 2 and should also be registered in our Faith Formation program. Children must complete preparation for and have received First Reconciliation before preparing for First Eucharist.
Category
Quantity
Price
$100.00
 
Sunday September 20
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 23
Youth Engaged in Service for recently confirmed high school students grades 11 and 12.
Category
Quantity
 
Event registration summary
20-21 Preschool:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
20-21 Kindergarten:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
20-21 1st - Sunday Morning:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
20-21 3rd - Sunday Morning:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
20-21 4th - Sunday Morning:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
20-21 5th - Sunday Morning:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
20-21 6th - Sunday Evening:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
20-21 7th - Sunday Evening:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
20-21 8th - Sunday Evening:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
20-21 9th - Sunday Evening:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
20-21 10th - Sunday Evening & Confirmation Prep:
Registration
0
$175.00
Individual
0
$200.00
20-21 First Reconciliation / First Eucharist:
Registration
0
$100.00
20-21 11th/12th - Basilica YES:
Registration
0
$0.00
Donation:
$0.00
Total:
$
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