Registration

  • Monday, JULY 12 @ 9:00am :

    EARLY REGISTRATION FOR ALL FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS OPENS

  • Wednesday, 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.
    **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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Registration is by your child’s GRADE.

  • Registration is by your child’s grade level.  If a grade level does not exist on the child’s record or the grade level is wrong, the event will not permit you to continue.  If this happens to you, stop and UPDATE YOUR HOUSEHOLD first.
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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 Year One (9th-12th)

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.

Life Teen Upperclassmen (10th-12th)

Life Teen Upperclassmen 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.

 

Find additional information about Life Teen Upperclassmen 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.

Teen Confirmation Preparation (10-12th)

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

TEEN CONFIRMATION 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.

 

Find more details by visiting Confirmation Preparation.

PROGRAM TUITION

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

Grade/Program

Regular Fee

K - 4th Grade Classroom Faith Formation
$80
K - 4th Grade Home School Faith Formation
$50
Anchor for 5th - 6th Grades
$150
EDGE for 7th - 8th Grades
$150
Life Teen Year One for 9th - 11th Grades
$150
Life Teen Upperclassmen for 10th - 12th Grades
$150
First Communion/Reconciliation for aged 7 years thru 8th Grade
$30
Confirmation Year 2 for 10th - 12th Grades
$325
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.

Jeannie Halbach
Outreach & Scheduling Manager

832-482-4170

jhalbach@ap.church

Mary Jo Vogel
Elementary Faith Formation Coordinator

832-482-4132

mvogel@ap.church

 

Safe Environment Registration