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Youth Faith Formation Registration

Registration for the 2024-2025 Faith Formation Programs (listed below) will open on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00 am and close on August 21 at 11:59 pm. If you have questions, please contact Heather in the Faith Formation Office at


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Youth Faith Formation Programs

Click on each program name for additional information about that program:

Children’s Faith Formation (Pre-K – Grade 5): In our Children’s Faith Formation program, students meet weekly September – May and parents attend a monthly session.

Youth Ministry Programs (EDGE for Grades 6-8 and FISH for Grades 9-12): This is a program where our youth can learn about their faith, find a Catholic community, and experience Jesus all while having fun and serving others.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS): Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based faith formation program for children ages 3-12.

Sacrament Preparation-First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion: The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion are typically celebrated during the child’s 2nd grade school year.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation: The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the sacraments of initiation, along with Baptism and Eucharist. At St. Francis of Assisi, preparation for Confirmation typically occurs during the 9th grade year, and the Sacrament is received in the fall of the 10th grade year.

Registration & Fees

Fees for Children’s Faith Formation, EDGE, FISH & Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Early Bird Discount May 1-June 3 10% discount each registration (roughly $250 per student). Please use code earlybird
Regular Registration June 4 -August 21 $275 per student
Late Fee August 22 & following $35 extra per family
  • Family Max: $600. If you calculate your fees will be higher than $600, please contact Heather Rohe in the Faith Formation Office ( for a unique discount code prior to beginning registration.
  • Tuition Discounts: 100% tuition remission is available for lead catechists and Faith Formation nursery volunteers. Assistant catechists & staff receive 50% tuition remission. Please reach out to the Faith Formation Office for a discount code prior to registering.
  • Tuition Assistance: Tuition assistance is available and can be requested here prior to registering. Once approval is given, a discount code will be sent to use during registration.

Why did Faith Formation tuition increase?
With the increase to weekly sessions, our fees have also increased to match this more robust offering. While FISH and EDGE have always met more frequently, our tuition for these programs has also increased in order to match that of our newly reintroduced weekly PreK-5th grade Children’s Faith Formation program.


Full refund if cancelled on or before August 21. No refunds after August 21.

Registration Links

Register here!

* If your student attends St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and is only registering for preparation for First Reconciliation & First Communion, please use this registration link.


Level I & Level II registrants, please add your child to the CGS waitlist here. We were able to secure additional session times at the last minute and are unable to get them added to the registration before it goes live. To keep access to CGS as fair as possible with the last-minute atrium additions, we ask families to sign up on the wait list once it opens at 6am on May 1 and we will contact families in the order they were added to the waitlist to fill open atrium spots. Spots fill quickly so get your name on the list early!

Level III availability is not affected by this change. Please use the registration button above, only adding your level III student to the waitlist if it is showing sold out on the registration form.

Volunteers needed

Many volunteers are needed to help Faith Formation programming run smoothly. View specific ways we can use your time and talents here.

Please contact the Faith Formation Office, 515-440-1030, if you are interested in volunteering or to receive your volunteer discount code.