Religious Education/Youth Ministry

Please go to the following page: Online Resources to find helpful links to continue your faith journey.

For additional High School resources, please go to this page:

Resources – Teens & Youth

Please visit our main Faith Formation tab for information regarding our Faith Formation Office and the Safe Environment Policy.

FAITH FORMATION: Ages 3- Grade 12

REGISTRATION:

  • Registrations should be submitted to the Faith Formation Office at the address below, as soon as possible, to help ensure that we will have materials on the first day of class!
  • Please view the Parent letter about program and print the 2021-22 Registration form, complete and attach your payment. Forms will also be available in the parish gathering space beginning on Sept. 4th.
  • Please ensure your parish registration is complete, and includes all family members.  You may register with the parish online at Register.  Automatic mailings are only generated for children registered also as parishioners.

 

PROGRAMS & CALENDARS:

“Little Church” is offered for young children during the 10:30 a.m. Mass is offered this year.  Through the use of Gospel Weeklies, children will come to understand the Sunday Gospel. Children leave church during the Liturgy of the Word, and rejoin the parents shortly after for the rest of the Mass.  There is no fee to join, but please fill out a registration form, as we need to order materials.  Pick up a form, or print Little Church Calendar, Little Church Registration.

 

Faith Formation Program Details:

We will have a blessing of catechists on Catechetical Sunday, Sept. 19th, at the 10:30 am Mass.

The Kickoff to Faith Formation has been scheduled for  Sept. 26th at 12 Noon.  We will host a picnic at the Bishop Baraga Educational Center & Museum (615 4th St.)Join us for burgers and lemonade.  Bring a side-dish to pass!  This will be a time to visit with each other and ask Annalisa and Katelyn any questions you may have! Following the lunch, the families will have a tour of the Bishop Baraga House, and complete a craft activity.

2021-2022 Faith Formation Calendar

Faith Formation: Classes Ages 3 – grade 12: Ages 3 – Grade 12 Faith Formation classes begin on  Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 2021   Grades 1-8 will begin with a snack (please bring your own) in the parish hall after Mass, pray together at 11:45am, then proceed to class, and dismiss at 1:00pm in the gathering area.  Our Faith Formation classes take place in the Cathedral classrooms on main floor and basement.  They follow the diocesan curriculum standards using a variety of resources.  Please see the resource links for more information regarding the curriculum itself.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:  (ages 3-6) Children ages 3-6 are highly encouraged to join  our faith formation program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS).  CGS has a full age-appropriate curriculum which allows the child a space and time to encounter God, drawing them deeper into relationship with Him.  Please see our  2021-22 CGS Sunday Calendar, our CGS flyer  and the Resource Links page for more information.

First Reconciliation/Eucharist Preparationplease visit First Communion

High School Faith Formation Calendar — 2021 – 2022

High School Faith Formation: grade 9 – 12:  This year we will be focusing on building a deeper relationship with Jesus through prayer and adoration, learning more about the Holy Spirit through Father Dave Pivonka’s the Wild Goose series from Formed.org, and diving into the healing power of Jesus & what He has to offer us through that. We will be using Sister Miriam’s book: Loved as I am and Dr. Bob Schuchts book: Be Healed to dive further into that. To see more on our focus for this year, click here.  Class will follow the 10:30 am Mass; starting at 11:45pm and run until 1:00pm. We will be located downstairs of the Cathedral in the Media Room.  For more information on the high school curriculum, visit Diocese High School Curriculum.

We will be *soon* implementing Small Groups into our ministry every month as a way to grow in community and learn from other’s perspectives. Be on the look out for more information about this!

We have started doing a quarterly newsletter called the Key to update parents and teens about the happenings of Youth Ministry in our parish. The first one was released in July and you can find it here: The Key Vol. 1

Confirmation Preparation: please visit Confirmation.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS: See Youth & Family Events.