Faith Formation Registration for 2024-2025

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Registration for St. Cecilia Elementary Faith Formation, St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary Faith Formation, and Anchor Youth Ministry is now all together in one registration. Registration will be opening up on June 1st!

Family max is $300, please reach out to Anna at faithformation@stceciliaparish.org if you’ll meet this max to receive a discount code.

We are happy to offer scholarships or a payment plan. Please reach out to Anna at faithformation@stceciliaparish.org.

We are also offering a 50% discount off of your family registration if you become a Catechist for one of our programs.

Program Coordinators
Clare Heinrich if interested in learning more about Elementary Faith Formation or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Cecilia.
Lisa Schmidt if interested in learning more about Elementary Faith Formation at St. Thomas Aquinas.
Zeke Mientkiewicz if interested in learning more about Middle School Youth Ministry.
Kayla Stinga if interested in learning more about High School Youth Ministry.

Please reach out to us in the Faith Formation office at 515-232-3514 or 515-337-2886 by emailing faithformation@stceciliaparish.org if you have any questions, comments, concerns or issues registering! We look forward to having your son/daughter(s) in our programs this coming year of 2024-2025.

Registration Fees & Deadlines
Registration Opens June 1st
Early Bird June 1st through June 30th
Full Price July 1st to August 31st
Late Fee September 1st ($30 per family)
Registration Closes October 16th

Elementary Faith Formation (Elem. FF)
(St. Cecilia and St. Thomas Aquinas)
For Kindergarten-5th Grades
Early bird discount: $75
Full price: $90

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)
For 3 – 12 year olds
Early bird discount: $90
Full price: $105

Middle School Youth Ministry (MS YM)
For 6th – 8th grades
Includes EDGE
Early bird discount: $105
Full price: $120

High School Youth Ministry (HS YM)
For 9th – 12th grades
Early bird discount: $105
Full price: $120

Refund Policy

Before Sept. 27, 2024 – 100%
After Sept. 28, 2024 – 75%
After Dec. 20, 2024 – 50%
After Jan. 31, 2025 – No refunds

Session Times & Locations

St. Cecilia Elementary Faith Formation (Kindergarten-5th Grade): Wednesdays 6:00-7:15pm
St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary Faith Formation (Kindergarten-5th Grade): Wednesdays 6:00-7:15pm
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Cecilia
Level I – Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 am
Levels I, II, & III – Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 pm
Levels I & II – Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm
Level I – Thursdays 9:00-11:00 am
Middle School Small Groups (6th-8th Grade): Wednesdays 7:30-8:45 pm at St. Cecilia & St. Thomas Aquinas
[Middle School Open Gym 6:45-7:30 pm before sessions]
EDGE (Middle School Large Group): Sundays 7:00-8:30 pm at St. Cecilia
High School Small Groups (9th-12th Grade): Wednesdays 7:15-8:45 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas
Life Teen (High School Large Group): Sundays 7:00-8:30 pm at St. Cecilia

Volunteer Your Time

Faith Formation & Youth Ministry Catechists/Leaders, Co-Catechists/Leaders, Assistants, as well as Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Leads and Assistants: For those with a love of sharing about Jesus, enjoy children, and like to teach others. Must be available most weeks of the school year to offer consistency for the children. You may choose to be paid or volunteer your time.

Substitute Catechists: For those who want to help spread the love of Jesus, but are not available on a consistent basis. You may choose to be paid or volunteer your time.

Office Help: For those with a gift of hospitality and organization, help in the office during the Monday or Wednesday sessions, monitor the door, collect attendance, aid catechists as needed, make copies, and other simple tasks to help the programs. This position may be paid or you may volunteer your time.

Materials Helper: Are you creative? Do you like to work with your hands? Throughout the year we have various projects we can use help with – these include, but are not limited to, creating poster boards, designing parent resources, constructing materials out of wood, painting, etc.

Laundry Helper: Each week we have a small number of towels, mats, and cloths that need to be laundered from our CGS program. These would need to be picked up after 4:30 on Wednesday afternoon and returned Monday morning.

Prayer Angel: Pray for a specific group of children and catechists in one of our programs

To find out more or to volunteer to help, please contact the Faith Formation Office.

Calendar

Handbooks


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Anchor Ames Youth Ministry (middle school & high school)

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