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Faith Formation Opportunities



Welcome to a new year of Faith Formation at St. Frances Cabrini Church.
For information on specific Faith Formation and Education opportunities at Cabrini, use appropriate tabs under Learning/Faith Formation.
  • Baptism:  Infant Baptisms are celebrated during Mass and held four times a year.
  • First Communion/Reconciliation Preparation:  will be offered only for children who have participated in the Atrium program for one year, attending weekly prior to registration.
  • Confirmation: will be offered next school year (2014-15) and will meet on Sunday evenings.
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd/Atrium:  offered for toddlers through fourth grade.
  • Faith Formation Program:  for fifth through eighth graders Sundays after Mass.
  • High School Program:  This program is still being finalized.  More information to follow.
  • Adult Education Opportunities:  Opportunities scheduled throughout the year.


Registration Forms are available:
  • online
  • at church entrances
  • request one from staff to mail or email to you
  • at Parish Outdoor Mass on 9/7/2014
You must also print out, sign and mail in a Student Information/Release Form.
An additional REQUIRED Sacrament Registration Form will be mailed to you separately.


Carol Dittberner, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd/Atrium: 612-339-3023 x 112 or
Joe White, Junior/Senior High Coordinator: 612-339-3023 x 114 or
Chris Kosowski, Liturgist/Entryway/RCIA: 612-339-3023, ext. 115 or
Mary Lou Sweet, Office Coordinator for Baptism Registration: 612-339-3023, ext. 110 or



Preparation for First Communion is done in the Spring of the year. Children are required to be part of the weekly Atrium program during the year that they plan to celebrate this sacrament. On the registration form, place a check mark by First Communion under Sacrament Preparation. A separate sacrament registration form will then be sent to interested families in December. The fee for First Communion Preparation is $90.00. Contact: Carol Dittberner, 612-339-3023, ext. 112.


Registration for Baptism is handled by Mary Lou Sweet, Office Coordinator, 612-339-3023 ext. 110 or
Infant Baptisms are celebrated during Mass and held four times a year. Baptism preparation for infants is done by our Baptism Preparation Team. Baptism preparation for older children is done through Carol Dittberner. Adults seeking baptism should contact


“Is this just for people wanting to join the Church?” some ask. No, it is for EVERYONE. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process which includes ritual and prayer, faith sharing and learning, lived experience and reflection. Through this process, unbaptized adults, together with a supportive faith community, experience catechesis and celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Communion. Others, baptized in another Christian faith prepare to be received into the Church. Some are active Catholics who seek a deeper understanding and integration of their faith and their daily lives. Still others wish to take another look after a time away. For all it offers a safe and accepting place to take on some of the more challenging faith and life questions that we are faced with. ALL ARE WELCOME!

The group meets about twice a month on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, October through May. Bookmark schedules will be available in early fall. Several Cabrini members serve as discussion leaders, in a friendly, informal process, rooted in the Scripture stories of the upcoming Sunday. Some prayer and ritual, a time for questions, handouts (reading materials), and refreshments are included as well. ALL are welcome at any or all of the sessions. Contact


CHILDREN’S CHOIR - Grades 1st—6th

Join the fun in sharing music for Mass several times throughout the year. Rehearsal times will be determined at the convenience of the families. The year begins with the Fabulous Fall Fun Workshop, a special day around music, instruments and friendship, ending at the Cabrini camp fire.  Contact Liz Spolyar 612-724-1409 or