Registration

  • Friday, AUGUST 14 @ 9:00am :

    REGISTRATION FOR ALL FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS OPENS

  • Monday, SEPTEMBER 14 @ NOON :

    REGISTRATION FOR ALL FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS CLOSES.

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

  • Monday, OCTOBER 5 @ 9:00am :

    Late registration will be available Monday, October 5th @ 9am thru Monday, October 26 @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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Elementary Faith Formation (K-6th)

Elementary Faith Formation is for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. 

Our Elementary Faith Formation program will be structured as remote-study with online components, workbooks, and parent/guardian-led instruction that features fully individualized learning on a flexible schedule. This will be a great year to remind ourselves, as the catechism does, that parents are indeed, the primary catechists of their children.

 

The Christ in Us curriculum your student will be using combines solid catechetical vision with innovation and support for families. This K–6 program offers the choice of a comprehensive distance learning experience or a blended learning approach that integrates print and digital into a seamless religious education experience. NOTE: A physical book as well as online access will be included with the registration fee.

 

Visit this link to learn more about the Christ in Us Family Resources. The St Anthony of Padua Faith Formation staff is here to help provide the resources needed for you to confidently lead your children’s faith formation year.

Junior High School Formation (7th-8th)

Junior High Faith Formation is for teens in 7th and 8th grades.

 

This may be a challenging year, but we are here for you! We’ve modified the wonderful textbook, Living as a Disciple of Christ, from Sophia Institute Press, to focus on the 18 core sessions. By following the suggested teaching schedule, you and your child can complete the program before Spring Break.

 

We will also assist parents by creating videos to help and support you as the primary catechist for your child, as well as videos for your 7th or 8th grader. We are excited to launch this program which will encourage, equip, and empower you as a parent to walk alongside your junior high teen throughout this year!

 

Find more details by visiting  Junior High Youth Ministry.

High School Formation (9th-12th)

High School Faith Formation is for teens in 9th through 12th Grades.

 

Fall Semester

All Youth Ministry teens will begin the year in the same way with 6 recorded sessions. These six sessions will be presented by Mike Gormley via recorded videos and will address belief in God and the truth of our Catholic faith. They will be asked to complete corresponding questions by December 1.

 

Spring Semester

▸ 9th-11th Grade, not confirmed yet, will be a digital format with assessment/comprehension questions to be submitted online.
▸ 10th-12th Grade, already confirmed, will be placed in gender-specific small groups of 8-10 members will meet via online video classes beginning in January. These groups will be facilitated by Core members. Small group meetings will be enhanced with the Discipleship Group Workbook, which is included in the program fee.

 

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

 

Find more details by visiting High School Youth Ministry.

SACRAMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION

First Sacraments Preparation (2nd-8th)

First Reconciliation / First Communion is for children in 2nd through 8th grades who have met the pre-requisite criteria.

FIRST SACRAMENTS PREPARATION

 

Baptized Catholic children in the 2th—8th grades who have completed one year of Faith Formation classes will prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion at home with their parents. Parents will be given all the necessary resources and support.

 

Requirements for registration:
• Be in at least the second grade.
• Have completed the previous year’s weekly Faith Formation classes.
• Be registered for and attending the current year’s weekly Faith Formation classes.
• Be a Baptized Catholic. Copy of child’s Catholic Baptism Certificate must be turned in during registration.
• Be attending Mass regularly (weekly).

 

NOTE: If your child is in 2nd – 6th grade, you must first register using the Faith Formation for Kinder thru 6th form.  If your child is in 7th or 8th grade, you must first register using the Junior High Youth Ministry form. All registration submissions will be reviewed.  If your child meets the pre-requisite requirements, a link to event registration for the First Sacraments program will be sent to your family individually.

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 – August 14 @ 9:00am to September 14 @ noon

All pricing reduced for the 2020-2021 Faith Formation year due to Covid-19 impacts and programming restrictions.

Grade/Program

Regular Fee

K - 6th Grade Faith Formation
$50
Junior High Faith Formation
$50
High School Faith Formation
$50
1st Communion/1st Reconciliation Program
$10
Confirmation Year 2 Program
$50

SCHEDULES

FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULES
SACRAMENT PREPARATION SCHEDULES

Note: First Sacraments preparation for children in grades 7 and 8 is on an individual basis.  If you are seeking First Reconciliation and First Communion for your junior high student, please register for Junior High Youth Ministry and based on your form submission, one of our Youth Ministry staff will contact you directly.  The schedule for these students will follow the Junior High (7th-8th) Schedule above.

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