Faith Formation

WELCOME

The Faith Formation Office supports the religious education and sacramental preparation needs of all our parishioners. 

Join our online welcome and kickoff via our Facebook page!

On Sunday, September 13th at 1pm we’ll go “live” on our parish Facebook page to welcome everyone to the start of a new year of Faith Formation activities, even as we begin the year with at-home lessons.
https://www.facebook.com/protocathedral/live

We’ll be starting with at-home lessons this year!

As of 8/31/2020, Children’s Faith Formation, First Penance/First Eucharist, Youth Ministry and Teen Confirmation will beginning remotely, with at-home lessons. We’ll be utilizing Google Classroom as an online platform for at-home resources, quizzes, and supplemental resources. Children’s Faith Formation and First Penance/First Eucharist will use Spirit of Truth workbooks at home. First Penance/First Eucharist students will complete a simple online quiz to check for understanding, every few lessons, to make sure families are working through content at home.

Google Classroom Information!

This year we’ll be using Google Classroom primarily as a parent resource for grades K-6. Students in older grades (i.e. Confirmation) will use it to submit some assignments. To view a tutorial for how to sign up for Google Classroom, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MStww8e0DE

Here are the class codes for the different Google Classroom. Please note that you must also fill out a registration form in order to participate in this year’s Faith Formation Programs. It’s not enough to just sign up for Google Classroom!

Classroom Codes
Kindergarten: asklcbo
1st Grade: fcxrjfn
2nd Grade (First Communion): hj7buyn
3rd Grade: fy5ii4h
4th Grade: lm2otlq
5th Grade: lo43ivp
6th Grade: s2zt62s
Confirmation (7th Grade and higher): yedic3f

A Google Classroom for older students who are already Confirmed will be available soon!

Registration for 2020-2021 is now open!

Register today for our Fall programs! We plan to start September 13, 2020 virtually with at-home lessons.

Children’s Faith Formation: Kindergarten through Grade 6
(Our 2nd grade class includes First Penance and First Communion preparation)

Confirmation: Grade 7 (or higher, if an older student has not yet been Confirmed)

Youth Ministry: Grade 8 through 12, includes a variety of activities for post-Confirmation students. More details on specific activities, meeting times, and costs will be given later in the summer.

FAQs

How do I register my family?
Fill out our Faith Formation Registration Form 2020-2021. One form for all your children, Kindergarten through Grade 12 (if you have more than 8 children, grab a second form and attach it to the first). This makes it easier for us to keep track of sibling groups, in case of emergency.

If your student is preparing for First Communion (2nd grade or higher) or Confirmation (7th grade or higher), we’ll need an additional form for those programs.
First Penance and First Communion 2020-2021 Registration Form
Confirmation Registration Form 2020-2021

Do I really need to fill out a new form? I was in last year’s program.
Yes – even if your information hasn’t changed from last year, the Archdiocese of Seattle requires us to have current emergency medical release information on file.

How much does it cost?
For parishioners, $30 a student, with an optional family maximum of $100.

You don’t have to pay extra for First Communion or Confirmation, it’s just one fee for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation, regardless of program. The cost covers their workbook and classroom supplies. Scholarships are available, please contact the Parish Office for more information.

For non-parishioners, $100 a student. This more closely reflects the true cost per student; we’re able to subsidize the cost for parishioners, as they support the parish through their stewardship in other ways.

We aren’t asking for a fee yet for Youth Ministry activities, as those will vary depending on the activity. More information about those will be available in the late summer – in the meantime, still include your older students on the registration form, so we can have current emergency medical release information for them on file.

How do I register my child for First Communion?
Fill out our First Penance and First Communion 2020-2021 Registration Form
Students must be baptized.
Students must be at least 7 years old on May 2, 2021 (First Communion Sunday). Normally, students are in 2nd grade and turning 8 years old.
Students must have prior religious education. Normally this means they participated in last year’s 1st grade class. If you have questions about this, contact the Parish Office. If your older student needs First Communion, fill out the form – they may not necessarily join the 2nd grade class, depending on their age.

How do I register my child for Confirmation?
Fill out our Confirmation Registration Form 2020-2021. Don’t forget to attach your answers to the short answer questions on a separate sheet of paper!
Students must be baptized.
Students should be in at least 7th grade (13 years old).
Questions? Contact the Parish Office.

How do I register my child for Youth Ministry?
Include these students on the regular Faith Formation Registration Form 2020-2021.

How do I get my infant baptized (children 6 years old or younger)?
Contact the Parish Office, and fill out our Infant Baptism Intake Form.

How do I get my older child baptized (7 years old or older)?
Contact the Parish Office to register for our Rite of Christian Initiation Adapted for Children program. Katelyn Greenlee, Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation, will meet with you in late summer when she’s back from maternity leave.

Forms

Faith Formation Registration Form 2020-2021 (Grades K-12)

First Penance and First Communion 2020-2021 Registration Form (usually 2nd grade, but any baptized student who needs to prepare for their First Communion)

Confirmation Registration Form 2020-2021 (7th grade or older, who are already baptized)

Infant Baptism Intake Form (Under 7 Years Old)

Godparent/Sponsor Commitment Form (for Baptism or Confirmation)