Faith Formation for Children and Youth

Welcome to The Basilica of Saint Mary’s Children’s and Youth Ministries! We are glad you are here and look forward to working with your family. 

  • Classes for the 2018-2019 program year start on Sunday, September 23 and run through Sunday, May 5, 2019.
  • 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 find a spot amenable for your child and your family. No one will be turned away.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

  • Children and Youth Ministry programs, and Confirmation preparations: Kelli Kester
  • First Reconciliation/First Eucharist preparations: Ben Caduff

Payment Information

  • $125.00 per child (through 6/30/18) or $150 per child (after 7/1/18) Includes curriculum, classroom supplies, and materials. Maximum of $375/family (through 6/30/18) or $450/family (after 7/1/18).
  • Sacramental preparation payments are in addition to class registration fees. If your child(ren) will be completing First Reconciliation/First Eucharist or Confirmation, please make sure to sign them up for the appropriate grade(s) in Faith Formation. (Additional parish policies for sacramental preparation can be found on our website undeSacraments.)
  • 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.
    • If you choose "Bill Me Later", families will be asked for half the fee upon receipt, and the balance due no later than December 31, 2018.  
    • Scholarships are available too; please contact Kelli Kester. 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. 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. Siblings. Everyone is invited to become involved. Opportunities include preparing materials, teaching and assisting in the classrooms, and many other roles. If you are interested in helping in any capacity, please contact Kelli Kester. There is an application and interview process, and for the safety and care of our children, a backgound 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). Sacramental preparation options are listed at the bottom.

  1. Step 1 Choose Classes
  2. Step 2 Registration Details
Sunday September 23
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Montessori style Atrium learning for children in Preschool and Kindergarten.
Sold Out
This session has filled. Please contact Kelli Kester to be added to the wait list. Meanwhile, register your child for Sunday Morning Preschool or Kindergarten.
Sunday September 23
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Montessori style learning for grades 1, 2 and 3.
Sold Out
This session has filled. Please register your child for Sunday Morning First, Second or Third grades.
Sunday September 23
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Montessori classroom setting for 4th- 6th Grade students.
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Preschool Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
Regular Registration
 
Sunday September 23
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Kindergarten Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation First Grade Sunday Morning
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Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Second Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
Regular Registration
 
Sunday September 23
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Third Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Fourth Grade Sunday Morning
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Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Fifth Grade Sunday Morning
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Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 08
Faith Formation First Grade Wednesday Evening
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Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 08
Faith Formation Second Grade Wednesday Evening
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Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 08
Faith Formation Third Grade Wednesday Evening
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Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 08
Faith Formation Fourth Grade Wednesday Evening
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Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 08
Faith Formation Fifth Grade Wednesday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
Regular Registration
 
Sunday September 23
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Sixth Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Seventh Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Eighth Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Ninth Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Faith Formation Tenth Grade Sunday Evening
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Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
Sunday September 23
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 05
Youth Engaged in Service for recently confirmed high school students grades 11 and 12.
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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.
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Quantity
Price
$100.00
 
A schedule has not been set up for this event
The Basilica incorporates preparation for Confirmation as part of our Youth Faith Formation program throughout Grade 9 and 10, with the sacrament and additional programming taking place in the 10th Grade. For students attending Catholic high school, we ask you attend selected Sunday evening classes and the confirmation retreat. Confirmation will take place in Spring, 2019.
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Price
$50.00
 
Event registration summary
Good Shepherd III:
1 Child
0
$150.00
1 Child
0
$125.00
Preschool Sunday Morning:
1 Child
0
$125.00
1 Child
0
$150.00
Kindergarten Sunday Morning:
1 Child
0
$125.00
1 Child
0
$150.00
1st Grade Sunday Morning:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
2nd Grade Sunday Morning:
1 Child
0
$125.00
1 Child
0
$150.00
3rd Grade Sunday Morning:
1 Child
0
$125.00
1 Child
0
$150.00
4th Grade Sunday Morning:
1 Child
0
$125.00
1 Child
0
$150.00
5th Grade Sunday Morning:
1 Child
0
$125.00
1 Child
0
$150.00
1st Grade Wednesday Evening:
1 Child
0
$150.00
2nd Grade Wednesday Evening:
1 Child
0
$150.00
3rd Grade Wednesday Evening:
1 Child
0
$150.00
1 Child
0
$125.00
4th Grade Wednesday Evening:
1 Child
0
$150.00
1 Child
0
$125.00
5th Grade Wednesday Evening:
1 Child
0
$150.00
1 Child
0
$125.00
6th Grade Sunday Evening:
1 Youth
0
$150.00
1 Youth
0
$125.00
7th Grade Sunday Evening:
1 Youth
0
$150.00
1 Youth
0
$125.00
8th Grade Sunday Evening:
1 Youth
0
$150.00
1 Youth
0
$125.00
9th Grade Sunday Evening:
1 Youth
0
$150.00
1 Youth
0
$125.00
10th Grade Sunday Evening:
1 Youth
0
$150.00
1 Youth
0
$125.00
Basilica YES:
1 Youth
0
$0.00
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist:
1 Child
0
$100.00
Confirmation - Youth in 10th Grade:
1 Youth
0
$50.00
Donation:
$0.00
Total:
$
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