Registration

  • Monday, JULY 12 @ 9:00am :

    EARLY REGISTRATION FOR ALL FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS OPENS

  • Sunday, AUGUST 22 @ 10:00am to 3:00pm :

    HELP DESK SESSION IN SHELTZ HALL

  • Monday, AUGUST 23 @ NOON :

    EARLY REGISTRATION FOR ALL FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS CLOSES.

    Registration will be closed temporarily to allow for administrative processing and class materials to be ordered

  • Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 7 @ 9:00am :

    Late registration will be available Tuesday, September 7th @ 9am thru Thursday, September 23 @12 noon. Confirmation Year 2 registration will close Wednesday, September 15 at noon.
    **Please note, that if you register late, there may be a delay in receiving class materials before the beginning of sessions.

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FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION

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Elementary Faith Formation (K-4th)

Elementary Faith Formation is for children in Kindergarten through 4th grade. 

Our Elementary Faith Formation program is an in-person classroom experience. Session times for kindergarten through 4th grade are as follows:

  • Sunday 2:30 -3:45 PM
  • Sunday 4:15 – 5:30 PM
  • Monday 5:30 – 6:45 PM
  • Wednesday 4:45 – 6:00 PM

 

Our curriculum is Christ In Us, a blended-learning catechetical program that integrates print and digital resources into a seamless religious education curriculum that supports parishes and families.  Tools and resources are mobile-friendly and available anytime, anywhere, on most Internet-accessible devices. With Christ at the heart of each lesson of Christ In Us, children ENCOUNTER, ACCOMPANY, and WITNESS, a movement anchored in the mission of evangelization.

Anchor (5th-6th)

Anchor is Faith Formation for youth in 5th and 6th grades.

 

Our Intermediate school-aged program is an in-person youth ministry experience. The session time for Anchor is Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm to 6:45pm.

 

Find additional information about Anchor on our Youth Ministry website.

EDGE (7th-8th)

EDGE is for teens in 7th and 8th grades.

 

Our Middle school-aged program is an in-person youth ministry experience. The session time for EDGE is Tuesday evenings from 7:15pm to 8:30pm.

 

Find additional information about EDGE on our Youth Ministry website.

Life Teen/Confirmation Year One (9th-11th)

Life Teen Year One is for teens in 9th through 11th Grades who HAVE NOT received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

 

Our High School-aged program for non-Confirmed teens is an in-person youth ministry experience.  The session time for LT Year One is Sunday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:45pm.

 

Those who are seeking Year 1 of Confirmation Preparation, should register for Life Teen Year One. This will fulfill your Year 1 requirement, allowing your teen to be eligible for Year 2 of Confirmation.

 

Find additional information about Life Teen Year One on our Youth Ministry website.

Catholic High School Enrollment Notification (9th-11th)

Catholic High School Year One is for teens in 9th through 11th Grades who HAVE NOT received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

YEAR 1 Confirmation (prerequisite year) Teens who attend Catholic Schools and do NOT plan to register for High School Youth Ministry should complete this form so we can contact you throughout the year with important information and requirements we need in their first year of Confirmation preparation.

Life Teen UpperClass (10th-12th)

Life Teen UpperClass is for teens in 10th through 12th Grades who HAVE received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

 

Our High School-aged program for Confirmed teens is an in-person youth ministry experience.  The session time for LT Upperclassmen is Sunday evenings from 7:30 to 8:45pm.

 

Those who are seeking Year 1 of Confirmation Preparation, should register for Life Teen Year One. This will fulfill your Year 1 requirement, allowing your teen to be eligible for Year 2 of Confirmation.

Those who are enrolled in Year 2 of Confirmation Preparation, should NOT register for Life Teen UpperClass. Your teen will be automatically signed up for UpperClass with their Confirmation Year 2 registration.

Find additional information about Life Teen UpperClass on our Youth Ministry website.

Amazing Grace (K-12th) for Adaptive Needs

Amazing Grace is a faith formation ministry to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to children with Adaptive Needs in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

Our belief is that there are no disabled souls and that all persons deserve to be fully included as members of the community and all have gifts regardless of physical or cognitive limitations. Amazing Grace Ministry exists to provide opportunities for inclusion and true fellowship for persons with special needs, their families/supports, friends, and community members.

 

This program is designed for the specific needs of each child.  We look forward to meeting with you to learn how we can include your son or daughter in a faith formation or sacrament class.  Amazing Grace session time is Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45pm.

SACRAMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION

First Communion Preparation (7 years-8th grade)

First Reconciliation / First Communion is for children aged 7 years old through 8th grade who have met the pre-requisite criteria.

Baptized Catholic children aged 7 years old through 8th grade who have prior Faith Formation will prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion at home with their parents. Parents will be given all the necessary resources and support. Additional details found by clicking the program information button below.

 

Furthermore, we welcome Sacramental Preparation for children with Adaptive Needs. Our belief is that there are no disabled souls and that all persons deserve to be fully included as members of the community and all have gifts regardless of physical or cognitive limitations. Don’t hesitate to contact us concerning enrolling your son or daughter to receive their First Communion.

RCIA for Children (7-18 years old)

Rite of Christian Initiation is for children aged 7 through 18 years old who have not yet been Baptized.

RCIA for Children (7-18 years old)

Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children. If your child is 7-years-old through 12th grade and needs to be baptized, they will be placed in our wonderful program, RCIA for Children. We require that the child attends at least one year of Faith Formation prior to entering into their year of RCIA for Children. If your child has not had any formation up to this point, please enroll them in a year of Faith Formation. If your child has completed a year of faith formation, please email Diane Czerniak to receive the Registration link.

 

AGE 7 THROUGH 8TH GRADE – RCIA for Children participants attend the 9:00am Mass on Sundays. During Mass they are dismissed after the homily (around 9:30) for Breaking Open the Word (BOW). After Breaking Open the Word, they attend their weekly RCIA for Children session until 11:15am.

 

9TH THROUGH 12TH GRADE – If your child is in High School and going through RCIA for Children, they attend the Teen Confirmation Program, which meets on Wednesday Nights, instead of the Sunday morning classes.

Teen Confirmation Year 2 Preparation (10-12th)

Confirmation is for teens in 10-12th grades who have met the pre-requisite criteria.

TEEN CONFIRMATION Year 2 PREPARATION

 

We prepare high school teens over a two year period for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Teens are brought further in their journey of knowing the love of Jesus. They are also prepared to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in order to live out the graces received through the Holy Spirit to participate in the life and mission of the Church.

 

Confirmation Year 2 late registration WILL CLOSE on Wednesday, September 15 at noon.

 

Find more details by visiting Confirmation Preparation.

BE A SPONSOR FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

 

Don’t have kids? Consider helping a parish family afford Faith Formation programs for their child or teen.

 

Your donation will help cover the expenses associated with hosting events on our campus such as heating, air-conditioning, and housekeeping as well as providing class materials and the salaries for our Children’s Faith, Sacramental Preparation and Youth Ministry staff.

 

Catholic education is at the heart of the Catholic mission. Help us form these young disciples of Jesus Christ so they may go forth and spread the gospel!

FAMILY CAP & SCHOLARSHIPS

 

If you find the cost of faith formation programs to be a challenge, we offer a family cap of $400.  Please send us an email at support@ap.church to request this discount.  If you are seeking financial scholarship for your child(ren), make your request using the Scholarship Request Form.

PROGRAM TUITION

Open Registration – July 12 @ 9:00am to August 23 @ noon

Registration FAQs & Requests

1. I am having trouble registering online, where can I get help?

If you experience technical problems with the online registration system, send an email support@ap.church describing the issue so we can assist you.

In the email message, be sure to include your name, a phone number, your child’s name and the program name where you experienced the difficulty.

2. Where can I find my Parishioner Number?

FINDING YOUR PARISHIONER NUMBER

If you give online, please email support@ap.church.

If you give by paper envelope, look for your parishioner number printed there.

3. Are scholarships or financial assistance available for the programs?

YES! Through the generous donations of parishioners, we are able to offer assistance and help to those in need of scholarships. Please fill out the request below and we will respond in 24-48 hours. 

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Have an updated ap.ChurchCenter profile (create/update your profile HERE )
  • Be a Registered Parishioner and know your parishioner number (Click HERE to register).   Do you need help determining your Parishioner Number? If you give online, please email support@ap.church.  If you give by paper envelope, look for your parishioner number printed there.
  • Have a need for financial assistance.
Scholarship Request Form

4. I am going to volunteer with the faith formation programs, is there anything I need to do?

YES! As part of the Archdiocese’s commitment to ensure the safety of our children, the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program requires that clergy, staff, and volunteers (ages 18 and above) who have regular contact with children and youth are required to complete the CMG Safe Haven online training program.

 

This training consists of 3 vignette style training videos that is approximately 90 minutes and will include a criminal background check that must be completed. These trainings are available in English and Spanish. The Diocese will no longer offer live trainings, all Safe Environment trainings will only be available online.

 

WHO SHOULD BE TRAINED?

St. Anthony of Padua requires all adults volunteering with our parish be in compliance with the Safe Environment qualifications.

 

HOW DO I ACCESS THE TRAINING MODULES?

• If you have a VIRTUS account: Log into www.CMGConnect.org with your previous personal VIRTUS user id and 1234 as the password. Once logged in you will have the ability to change your password. This is recommended.
• If you do not have a VIRTUS account: Log into www.CMGConnect.org, and follow the instructions. Note: Your legal name (on your driver’s license/passport) is the name that one needs to use when registering. Not doing so may prohibit your information from being processed.

 

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO TAKE THE TRAINING?

You will be required to take the training every 5 years. Please make sure your email address stays up to date at the CMGConnect website since this is how training notifications will be sent. Any questions can be directed to your staff ministry lead. If you are having a problem accessing your account information you can contact our Safe Environment Coordinators.

Mary Jo Vogel
Elementary Faith Formation Coordinator

832-482-4132

mvogel@ap.church

 

Safe Environment Registration