Beginning Faith Formation

Faith Formation Office: 920-733-4919

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Designed for children ages 3 through 1st grade, the Children's Liturgy of the Word program provides an introduction to hear and discuss the Gospel during Sunday Mass. Children who are attending the 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass with a parent can meet with the small group leader from September through May. Activities are offered to reinforce the Gospel message. Adults willing to help facilitate at the Masses are always welcomed!

For more information, call the Faith Formation office at: 920-733-4919.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based Catholic faith formation program where children can grow in their relationship with God through a deep engagement in Scripture and Liturgy.
(See related Bulletin Article).

CGS is based on the belief that God and the child are already in relationship. Our work as adults is to provide a place for the child and God to come together and grow.

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The CGS program is currently offered as a supplement to (not a replacement for) religious formation either through school or the Faith Formation program. Currently the program is available for children ages 3-9. For more information, contact Erin Buchholtz in the Faith Formation Office. Online registration is not available for this program.

Elementary Faith Formation, 1st through 5th grade

Elementary Faith Formation is for students in 1st through 5th grades. Parents register for one of two time options. Children in these grades start to understand and experience the beauty of the Catholic Faith. Catechists (teachers) are needed for all grade levels. Co-catechists are welcomed as well. Lesson plans and in-service sessions are provided.

Elementary Faith Formation classes are offered Wednesday evenings from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m., or from 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

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St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System is a co-educational, fully accredited Catholic school community comprised of nearly 1,500 students serving grades PreK through 12, including St. Francis Xavier High School, St. Francis Xavier Middle School, and St. Francis Xavier Elementary School at two locations. With new, state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and a curriculum consistent with current trends, we offer the highest quality faith-based education while stressing the importance of partnering awareness with moral and social responsibility.

The St. Francis Xavier Elementary School - Marquette Campus shares the same address as St. Pius X Catholic Parish. For more information, visit: