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Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here. Here is some basic information about Faith Formation if this is new to you!

The 6-parish ‘All Called to Christ’ Area Catholic Community (‘ACC’) of  St. John Cantius, St. Anthony, St. Augustine, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Christ Church Newman and Holy Spirit have all combined their resources to offer you choices for Faith Formation for your child. We are offering opportunities for all ages to learn about our beautiful Catholic Faith and encounter Jesus!

 If you are planning on putting your child in a Catholic elementary school (or Catholic homeschool) for Kindergarten and 1st grade, it is optional to participate in Faith Formation classes with us until your child is in 2nd grade, because your child will be getting formation classes at the Catholic school you choose. However, you are still encouraged to join us if you would like! You will get information from your child’s teacher in 2nd grade  when it is time for you to be in touch with us  to enroll your child for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist training. In the meantime, here are the links for our cluster-supported Catholic Schools:                                       

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton  –                                           St. Katharine Drexel –

If you have a junior high or high school student and decide to put them in Catholic school (or Catholic homeschool), then again it will be optional to be involved with us until your child is in 10th grade for Confirmation preparation. If you are looking for the local Junior/Senior high Catholic School, here is the link for Cathedral High School:


If you are planning to enroll your child in public school or a non-faith based homeschool program, then THIS is the right place to get started to help teach them their Faith!

Our ACC offers several options for Faith Formation for your family:


We offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for ages 3-6, a montessori-style program hosted at the Mary Center next to St. Mary’s Cathedral.

     –Contact person: Nikki Silbernick (

GRADES K-6:  We offer two options:

(1) “Young Disciples” program hosted at St. Anthony’s.


(2) “Family Formation” program hosted at St. Mary’s Cathedral. 

     –Contact person: Nikki Silbernick (


We offer 1st Reconciliation/1st Communion Preparation for students in 2nd grade (or older) who are preparing for these beautiful Sacraments.


GRADES 7 – 9:

We offer the SEND (7th-8th-9th Disciples) program, hosted at Christ Church Newman.

     –Contact person: Joan Spring (

GRADE 10: We offer two options:

(1) “Chosen” Confirmation Program hosted at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

     –Contact person: Nikki Silbernick (

(2)   Confirmation Preparation 


If you have questions about any program, please feel free to contact one of the All Called to Christ Faith Formation Team:

  Nikki Silbernick-

Joan Spring-

Fr. Joe Herzing-

Fr. Scott Pogatchnik-


Happy Exploring!!!



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