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. 

  • Open house information sessions will be held Sunday, September 15 and Wednesday September 18, 2019
  • Classes for the 2019-2020 program year start on Sunday, September 22 and run through Sunday, May 3.
  • 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 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 6/30/19) or $150 per child (beginning 7/1/19) Includes curriculum, classroom supplies, and materials. Maximum of $375/family (through 6/30/19) or $450/family (beginning 7/1/19).
  • 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.
    • Families who choose "Bill Me Later" will be asked for half the fee upon receipt, with the balance due no later than December 31, 2018.  
    • 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. 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 the Learning Department.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.

Basilica YES

Basilica YES students please enroll here: Basilica YES 

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 22
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Montessori classroom setting for Pre-school and Kindergarten age students.
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration. Open to children who are 3 by the first day of the program year.
 
Sunday September 22
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Montessori style classroom for 1st - 3rd graders.
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration.
 
Sunday September 22
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Montessori style learning for grades 4, 5, and 6.
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Preschool Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Kindergarten Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Friday ending Friday May 08
Faith Formation First Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Second Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration.
 
Sunday September 22
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Third Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Fourth Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Fifth Grade Sunday Morning
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Sixth Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration.
 
Sunday September 22
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Seventh Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Eighth Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Ninth Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday ending Sunday May 03
Faith Formation Tenth Grade Sunday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 06
Faith Formation First Grade Wednesday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 06
Faith Formation Second Grade Wednesday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 06
Faith Formation Third Grade Wednesday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 06
Faith Formation Fourth Grade Wednesday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
Sunday September 22
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 06
Faith Formation Fifth Grade Wednesday Evening
Category
Quantity
Price
$125.00
Early bird registration
 
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
 
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. For students not attending Catholic high school, please also register for 10th Grade faith formation. Confirmation will take place in Spring, 2020.
Category
Quantity
Price
$50.00
 
Event registration summary
19-20 Good Shepherd I:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 Good Shepherd II:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 Good Shepherd III:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 Preschool:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 Kindergarten:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 1st - Sunday Morning:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 2nd - Sunday Morning:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 3rd - Sunday Morning:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 4th - Sunday Morning:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 5th - Sunday Morning:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
19-20 6th - Sunday Evening:
1 youth
0
$125.00
1 youth
0
$150.00
19-20 7th - Sunday Evening:
Registration
0
$125.00
Individual
0
$150.00
19-20 8th - Sunday Evening:
1 youth
0
$125.00
1 youth
0
$150.00
19-20 9th - Sunday Evening:
1 youth
0
$125.00
1 youth
0
$150.00
19-20 10th - Sunday Evening:
1 youth
0
$125.00
1 youth
0
$150.00
19-20 1st - Wednesday:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 2nd - Wednesday:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 3rd - Wednesday:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 4th - Wednesday:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
19-20 5th - Wednesday:
1 child
0
$125.00
1 child
0
$150.00
First Reconciliation / First Eucharist:
1 child
0
$100.00
Confirmation - Youth:
1 child
0
$50.00
Donation:
$0.00
Total:
$
Directory