Middle School and High School Faith Formation
We will be introducing a new format for Middle and High School students this fall. Students will meet twice a month in person on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:45am. During this time they will engage in a variety of community and faith building activities including service projects, Bible study, and more. The weeks that we do not meet in person, students are invited to participate in a special e-learning platform from St. Mary's Press. Students will spend time with short lessons that offer opportunities for social engagement with their class mates and teachers.
The e-learning curriculums will be:
Middle School, Grades 6-8
Year A: Catholicism 101
Year B: Catholicism 102
Year C: Catholicism 103
High School, Grade 9
Students will have the choice of enrolling in Understanding Racism or Environmental Justice
Tenth Grade Confirmation-to learn about our Youth Confirmation Preparation please click here.
A New Alternative: Intergenerational Faith Formation (for families with children in Kindergarten-9th Grade):
This program will meet once a month on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:15pm and will start off virtually (on ZOOM) until young children have had an opportunity to be vaccinated. Parents are required to participate with their children in this opportunity for family learning and prayer. All students will receive materials/assignments to work at home with during weeks that we are not gathering in large group.
Basilica YES - Youth Engaged in Service
Students in 11-12th Grade are invited to participate in Basilica YES. This group will meet twice a month on Sunday evenings following the 5:00pm Mass for a light meal and meeting to engage in youth planned service projects. Registered students are welcome to come whenever they are free. (Registrations are only required once for emergency contact purposes. There is no fee for this program. Families are invited to help cover the cost of the meal served. Please help us offset the cost of this by contributing here.
Class sizes will be limited to 16 students and two adult volunteers or 24 students and three adult volunteers. Click here to reach our registration page.
If you join The Basilica after our program year starts, we still warmly welcome you to enroll your children for the balance of the program year, provided there is enough space in class and our ratio of certified catechists/children is met.