Faith Formation: What We Offer


Faith Fomation (September 2021-May 2022)

Faith Formation Registration is now open and closes on July 31st, 2021.

Registration is now closed for the 2021-2022 school year.

Vacation Bible School

June 28, 2021 - July 1, 2021
Geiger Hall
Grades 1st-6th
*Pizza and Ice Cream Party of Friday, July 1, 2021


Totus Tuus

June 13, 2021 - June 18, 2021
Geiger Hall
Grades 1st - 6th (June 14-18) from 9am-2:30pm
Grades 7th - 12th (June 13-17) from 7pm-9pm
*Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 5:30pm


Summer Intensive Program (SIP) Registration will open on March 1st, 2021 and close on March 31st, 2021.

Click on the link below to access the registration:

Summer Intensive Registration is closed.



Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level 1
Ages 3-5 (must be potty-trained)
This is a Montessori-based and learning style of religious education. 

Class Time Choices
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Children’s Faith Formation 
Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
First Communion Preparation begins in Grade 2 (Year 2), students must have completed Grade 1 (Year 1) to be eligible for Grade 2/First Communion Preparation. 

Class Time Choices
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Middle School Faith Formation
Grades 6, 7, 8
Confirmation Preparation classes begin in 7th grade (Year 1) and continue through 8th grade (Year 2).  If student has not completed 7th grade (Year 1), he/she is not eligible for 8th grade (Year 2). 

Class Time Choices
Sundays, 6:15-8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 6:10-7:40 p.m. 

Alternative/Additional Faith Formation Programs

Step Up in Faith (SUIF)
Grades 3-11 
This specialized program is designed to assist students who have not received some of their sacraments:  First Reconciliation/First Communion and for some students who are older than 14, Confirmation.  If student is not baptized, he/she will be required to attend RCIC program. 

The Parent/Guardian along with the Sacramental candidate (student) will need to have an individual interview prior to beginning the SUIF program (class & sacramental fee required). Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. beginning in September.  This program is a two-year process for sacramental preparation (Year 1 student is placed in regular faith formation class and Year 2 student will have a solid Catholic curriculum along with sacramental preparation before receiving sacrament).     

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children/Teens (RCIC)
This is for students 7 years of age through 11th grade who have not received the sacrament of Baptism.  The classes will begin in September and are on Thursday nights.  Time to be determined based on class sizes.


1.  If you are new to our parish, you will need to make sure you are registered with our parish to register for Faith Formation.  If your son/daughter was in Faith Formation at another parish, we need a letter from the parish stating his/her active enrollment. 
2.  You will need your checking account/credit card/debit card to make payment; you will have the option to designate payment plan options
3.  If you are in need of financial assistance for tuition, you will need to contact Kayla D'Allura in the Religious Education Office for an application, 704-720-0600x729
4.  You will need each child’s baptism date/parish/city/state (and First Communion if applicable).
      If the sacrament was received at St. James we will still need date.