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Family Faith Formation (PreK-4th Grade)

Faith is a journey and we are excited to accompany and support your family!

At St. Josaphat, we are striving to foster faith that sticks and to create an environment where our children and their families feel welcomed, at home, and loved like God loves us. Our team of staff and volunteers is committed to accompanying your family during these formative years and creating opportunities to grow in relationship with God among a community centered around faith.

Family Faith Formation (hybrid at-home/at-church sessions)

Our program is designed to be dynamic and engaging for the whole family. We are passionate about how faith is shared at home, rather than only creating a classroom setting for learning. Based on our own continued learning, we follow statistics that show faith "sticks" when it is talked about and lived out by the people children love the most, their parents! We see parents as the "primary catechists," the home as the center of faith formation, and the family as our best investment in faith development. The program entails the following:

  • At-Church Sessions - once a month on Sunday mornings, following 10am Family Masses, led by catechists and expanding on the content offered at-home
  • Parent Sessions (optional) - offered simultaneously with the at-church sessions, including speakers, discussions, and more that focus on fostering faith within your family and building a faith-based community of parents
  • At-Home Sessions - once a week family meetings lasting no more than 30 minutes centered on games, activities, and discussions as a family; all content and materials are provided or include common objects found at home

If you would like more information, you can visit these two links: Program Content & Family Meeting Videos

Program Fees for 2024-25

All program fees are used to cover the costs associated with content, materials, and facilities. The fees are per family and inclusive of any of our PreK-8 Faith Formation programs (Family Faith Formation and Middle School Youth Ministry). Fees vary depending on program involvement:

  • Family, 1 Child - $450
  • Family, 2 or more Children - $500
  • St. Josaphat School Family - $100
  • First Communion Program Materials Fee (includes photos) - $150

Make Your Payment

1) Online by clicking the "Make a Payment" button to the right, OR
2) Drop off or mail a check (payable to "St. Josaphat Parish") to the Parish Office:
Attn: Nathan Johnson
St. Josaphat Parish
2311 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago IL 60614
3) All payments must be made by the close of registration

Accompany families in their faith journey as a volunteer!

Our team is always looking for adults to share their faith and volunteer their time and talents for the sake of our community. Our Faith Formation Programs offer the opportunity fosters faithful discipleship by providing strong examples of adults who live their faith in their own life and share their experience with children and their families. There are many different ways you can volunteer based on your availability and skills. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity please contact our Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry.

Thank You and God Bless!