Children's Formation

In aiding parents, in religious instruction for their children, our program is based on four key doctrines: God, man, Christ Our Lord and union. Of course the key to their understanding, as to the understanding of all religion, is the concept of spirit. 


In our program, we use the very orthodox Faith and Life Series, published by Ignatius Press for first through seventh grades. Scripture is covered in the eighth grade using Dr. Scott Hahn’s book, Understanding the Scriptures. In the ninth grade we spend a year studying, Pope John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person – body, soul, and spirit in The Theology of the Body. The 10th grade is another exciting year spent teaching the students how to defend their faith through a yearlong apologetics class using Amy Welborn’s book Prove It! Church. Last year in the 11th & 12th grades we presented Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Father Robert Barron. 


The Cathedral’s Religious Formation Program for children includes children from Kindergarten (age 5) through high school. Children must be registered (with payment) to attend classes.

2018-2019 CLASSES

CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 9 and are offered on Sunday in two track periods.

Space is limited so please register now. 

Number of students per class is limited to 20, so please register early to assure a space in your preferred Track. ​Please be aware that your preference is not an assurance: you might not get your preferred Track. NOTE: families with any children in 7th Grade and above will automatically be put in Track 1.

Track 1   9:15 am – 10:30 am

Kindergarten - High School

Track 2 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Kindergarten - 6th grade, plus Rite of Christian Initiation for Children  

Families can be assured that all their children will be placed in the same track.




1 Child: $60  •  2 Children: $85  •  3 or More Children: $110



(Families that are not Registered members of St. Patrick Cathedral)

1 Child: $120  •  2 Children: $170  •  3 or More Children: $220

If you would like to be a member of St. Patrick Cathedral Parish please CLICK HERE to go to our Parish Registration Page and fill out a Registration Form.

Children's Formation Staff members

Director of Children’s Formation:  Patty Bransford (left),

​Religious Formation Assistants:  Elizabeth Contreras (middle),, and

Debbie Luenser (right),

For any additional information about Children's Religious Formation, please call 817-338-4441 or e-mail or


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