No. Parishoners attending Catholic schools are already receiving faith formation during their regularly scheduled school day.

This may also apply to families who home school their children for all of school (not only faith formation) and who use their own materials for faith formation.

However, these children and teens do need to register for sacramental preparation, which are kept distinct from the catechetical portions of faith formation. This is because Catholic Schools (typically) do not offer sacramental preparation, since sacramental preparation and celebrations are intended to happen in parishes.

Younger children who need to prepare for Reconciliation and Eucharist should sign up through the registration process with the Family Small Group option, make a notation stating they attend Catholic school, and at the payment section choose “other” and not pay. There is no charge for sacramental preparation.

Teens who need to prepare for Confirmation should sign up through the registration process with the Teen Small Group option, make a notation stating they attend Catholic school, and at the payment section choose “other” and not pay. There is no charge for sacramental preparation.

Please contact us if you have further questions.