Faith Formation Registration

Because of the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are planning multiple options for faith formation for 2020-2021.

If safety protocols allow, on-site sessions will be offered as follows:

  • Sunday Preschool – during the 9:00 and 11:00 Sunday morning Masses
  • Grades 1-5 (Grade 2: Go Seek Find; Grades 1,3,4,5: Discover!) – Mondays, 5-6:15 p.m. and 6:45-8 p.m.

  • Grades 6-7 (Edge) – Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m.
  • Grade 8 (Purpose Confirmation Preparation) – Sundays, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

  • Grades 9-12
    • HS Slice, Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m.
    • HS Bible Study, Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.


We are also preparing to provide Virtual Learning resources through Google Classroom to utilize if we are unable to gather on-site, or for families who are unable to participate at these scheduled times.

**NOTE: Families who register for on-site sessions will automatically be switched to virtual learning if we are unable to gather on-site.


Gospel Weeklies Home Formation will continue to be offered, with both print and online resources.

NEW: Family-Centered Retreat – With the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are offering this simple option for families to receive weekly prayer resources to pray together to grow in their relationship with God and with one another.

If you have any questions about faith formation offerings, please contact the Faith Formation Office.



Faith Formation Registration Form 2020-2021


If your family is experiencing financial hardship, contact Teri Burns, Director of Faith Formation, for scholarship information.

  • Tuition:
    • On-site or Virtual Learning (Sunday Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School)
      • $35 per student if registered prior to August 31, 2020
      • $45 per student If registered after September 1, 2020
    • Home Formation & Family-Centered Retreat
      • $25 per student if registered prior to August 31, 2020
      • $35 per student if registered after September 1, 2020
    • Sacrament Preparation: (1st Communion or Confirmation)
      • $20 per student if Sacrament Enrollment Form is received prior to August 31, 2020
      • $30 per student if Sacrament Enrollment Form is received after September 1, 2020

You may pay tuition via the parish online giving site HERE.

**Catechists may either waive the registration fees for their children or receive a stipend. You must still complete a registration form.



Phone: 616.676.9111 ext. 114



Monday-Thursday – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Teri Burns, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation, ext 115

Karen Ottenweller, Pastoral Associate for Early Childhood Ministry (Sunday Preschool), ext 132

Jolana Peard, Pastoral Associate for Elementary Ministry (Gr 1-5), ext 123

Christine McCarty, Pastoral Associate for Youth Ministry (Gr 6-8), ext 124

Michael Renauer, Pastoral Associate for Youth Ministry (Gr 9-12), ext 118

Nancy Chandler, Faith Formation Assistant, ext 114



St. Robert of Newminster Church’s Faith Formation Team is committed to providing resources and opportunities for the development of faith for persons of all ages. We take our directive from the Church, which says that “the definitive aim of catechesis (religious education) is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ.” (National Directory for Catechesis, 19B) Through our ministry, we aim to assist people of all ages to grow in knowledge of the Catholic faith, participate more explicitly in the liturgy and sacraments, live according to Jesus’ moral teaching, become people of prayer, and participate actively in the life and mission of the Church by becoming missionary disciples in their families, communities and world.


As we grow in relationship with God and knowledge of and in love with Jesus Christ, we ask for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to guide and nurture the faith development and discipleship of the community of St Robert of Newminster Church.