2021-2022 Family Faith Formation

Family Faith Formation Registration is now open for the 2021-22 Program Year!

Registration information for New Students & Returning Students:

Welcome to the St. Paul Family Faith Formation Program. As we begin accepting registrations for 2021-2022 year, please read the following important information about the program:

Please note that families must be registered parishioners at St. Paul Parish for children to be in our program. It is important that all information be completed as you register your child. If your child has not been baptized at St. Paul, or made his/her First Communion at our parish, then you will need to include copies of these certificates with the registration form. 

The St. Paul Family Faith Formation Program seeks to reach children who attend public school from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. We realize the ministry works best in partnership with the parents who are the primary catechists. Creating a teamwork effort, we will proclaim Christ's message, help develop a stronger Christian community, lead the students in prayer and worship, and motivate them to do Christian service.

The Sacrament of Initiation/ Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation are only the beginning stages in our faith formation. Parents are encouraged to continue to bring their children to Faith Formation sessions even after their sacraments have been completed. Regular attendance at the sessions will encourage your children to be active in practicing their faith and sacraments.

This year our program will offer Catechesis in Person for children and youth who want to continue growing in faith as well as formation for sacraments of First Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation. 

 

The options for families are as follow:

Grades K-6 (Growing in Faith & Sacrament Preparation)

The first option is Sundays  from 8:40 am -9:50 am. It is a classroom program for Grades K-6 with catechists and parish catechetical leaders. Classes typically run weekly on Sunday morning from September through April.The traditional Program will take holidays and summer breaks. Keep in mind that the program may change due to the limited number of catechists. We will evaluate if we need to move it online only after registration.  

The second option is the Family Faith Formation Program on Tuesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm. This program will be a hybrid program. The sessions will be twice a month in the Worship Space for parents and children from September through April. When the family is not meeting in person they will do the formation at home with assignments. 

 

Grades 7-12 (Confirmation Program)

The Confirmation Program uses a combination of large-group presentations and discussion questions in small groups. We strive to give our young people opportunities to learn about their faith, ask questions, talk about their relationship with God, and grow in community together as young Catholics. Teens will commit to attend the Confirmation Program once a week from September through April. Parents are invited for special events throughout the year. 

First option-Sundays from 7:00pm-8:30pm

Second option- Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm

 

The registration deadline is August 27. Details about the beginning of classes will be communicated as we move forward. If you need assistance in how to register online or how to register at the parish office, please call the Family Faith Formation office Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm at 913.764.0323 x 119 & x 103.


The cost for the program is as follows:

1 child $80.00
2 children $135.00
3 or more children $155.00

*An extra fee for those children receiving a Sacrament:

  • First Communion (Year 2) - $40.00 per child
  • Confirmation (Year 2) - $40.00 per child

No child will be denied admission due to finances. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. 

 

How to Register

  1. Parish Registration: If your family  is not currently registered at St. Paul Parish, please register here. If you'd prefer to use a hard copy, you can download it here and return it to the parish office.
  2.  Family Faith Formation Registration: Please fill out the online form. If you'd prefer to use a paper form, you can download it here and return it to the parish office. If your child has not been baptized at St. Paul or made his/her First Communion at our parish, then you will need to include copies of these certificates with the registration form.

As always, thank you for working with us on your child’s faith formation. God bless you and your family. We look forward to working together with you starting in September of 2021.

 

Sincerely,

Karla Melgar

Director of Family Faith Formation

21650 W. 115th Ter. Olathe, KS 66061

913.764.0323 x 103

[email protected]