Faith Formation at St. Peter Cathedral

It is the role of the faith formation department to assist parents in teaching their children the faith, to help prepare children and adults to receive the Sacraments, to assist those who are entering the Church or being fully initiated as Catholics through RCIA, and to provide faith formation opportunities for adults.


Programs for children and youth

At a child’s baptism the priest says to the parents:  “You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training him/her in the practice of the faith. . . Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?”  And the parents respond: “I do.”  The central, most important role of a parent is to raise their child in the faith, so that that child may grow “to know God, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.”  Parents accept this role in the promise they make at their child’s baptism.  And parents are the primary teachers of our children, whether those children attend Catholic school, parish religious ed., or are homeschooled. 


Registration forms for the 2013-14 school year :


Elementary (Grades 1-5) and Middle School (grades 6-8) programs begin on Sunday, September 22nd.

The High School program (grades 9-12) begins on Sunday, September 29th.

Little Church will begin in early October, please check back!

To Register click here.


Little Church (ages 4-6) is a Gospel-based program for our youngest parishioners. It is offered during the first half of the 10:30 am Sunday Mass from October through April.  (First graders who are 6 years old are welcome attend Little Church, but must also be enrolled in elementary faith formation classes.)

Elementary Faith Formation (grades 1-5)   Classes meet Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:15 am (between the two morning Masses) from September through May. 

Middle School Faith Formation (grades 6-8) Youth group is open to parochial, public and home-school students and will meet Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:15 am (between the two morning Masses) from September through May.  The group will also meet for service projects and other activities at various other times.

High School Faith Formation (grades 9-12). Students acquire a deeper and more advanced understanding of the teachings of our Catholic faith through weekly sessions.  Students also have ample opportunities to participate in service to the Church and the people of God, to attend Special Events such as the diocese P2K youth rally, Youth Encounter, the Steubenville North Youth Conference, and the annual March For Life in Washington , DC . Meets Sunday nights from 7:15 pm until 8:30 pm, (after the 6:00 pm Mass) from September through May.

For who are joining the Catholic Church (as adults or older children)

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

Have you ever thought about becoming Catholic?

Do you want to know more about what Catholics believe and why?

RCIA stands for “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.”  It is the process by which adults (and older children) become Catholic.  For more infomration click on the RCIA link above.  


Faith formation for adults

Please see the Upcoming Events page and the bulletin for current adult faith formation opportunities. 

If you have questions about any of our faith formation programs or for information about enrollment, contact Jenny Lochner at 226-6548 x211 or at


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