2022-2023 Program Information

Faith Formation 2022-23 Program Year

Program Year: Will begin the week of October 2 and conclude the week of April 30.

Online Registration: Online registration will be open on or before July 15, and we will be closing registration on September 15. Registration requests after that date will be dependent upon space in the classrooms, the number of volunteers we have, etc.

Program Cost: There is no tuition increase this year. As in 2021-22, we will charge a registration fee of $85.00 per child, with a family cap of $200.00. Full tuition scholarships will be granted to families that serve as a catechist, catechist assistant, small group leader, or hall monitor. Opportunities to sign-up for these volunteer opportunities will be included on the registration form.

Program Days and Times: All programs for Pre-K through high school will be offered on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm. New this year will be a staggered dismissal time. The program times will be as follows:
  • Godly Play (Pre-K/K) and Finding God (Grades 1-5): 6:30-7:30pm
  • PaxConnex (Grades 6-8) and Chosen (High School): 6:30-8:00pm

Every program evening will include a COMMUNAL PRAYER SERVICE from 7:45-8:00pm. The prayer services are part of the overall experience for the Middle School and High School Youth, so they will simply attend (and sometimes lead!) them with their small groups. The prayer services will be open to the families of our Preschool and Elementary aged children, but not required. We would simply ask that a parent be present with the younger children. 

Sunday Evening Mass & Meal: The Sunday evening mass will be returning to a 5pm start time this summer. For those who want to attend that liturgy before attending class, we will be setting up a weekly pizza pool. More details about this are included in the registration.

Online Option: We will continue to offer online/at-home options for all of our programs.  In general, the online/at-home programs will be self-guided, i.e. we will provide the materials and suggested time line to your family, but it will be up to you to utilize them. There may be opportunities for small group discussions and activities via Zoom, but that will depend upon participant interest, volunteers willing to facilitate those gatherings, etc. 

Sacramental Policies: The sacrament preparation process is part of our faith formation programs. This includes the sacrament of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. It is our policy that, in order to participate in the sacrament preparation process, your child needs to either be registered and regularly attending one of our faith formation programs the entire year before and the year of the sacrament, or attending a Catholic school. Minimum age requirements for the sacraments are as follows:

  • First Reconciliation & First Eucharist: 2nd Grade or Older
  • Confirmation: 10th Grade or Older.

Children and teens who have not been baptized will work individually with the Director of Faith Formation to prepare, and will most likely celebrate Baptism at the Easter Vigil.

We also want to stress that faith formation really is a lifelong commitment. We often times see a drop-off in program participation the year after celebrating First Eucharist, and perhaps not seeing the children again until it is time for Confirmation. We encourage your children and teens to remain active in those “non-sacrament” years so that their faith can continue to be nourished, strengthened, and deepened.

Pax Christi Catholic Community

12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347


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