Children's Faith Formation Portal

Children’s Faith Formation (3 years- 5th grade)

Children's Faith Formation is offered on Sunday mornings (9:45 am-10:55 am), Tuesday Afternoons (4:15 pm-5:45 pm), and Tuesday evenings (6:30 pm-8:00 pm). It includes ages 3 years (must be potty trained) through outgoing 5th graders. Interested in a 3-6-year-old weekday morning class? Contact Ginger!

First Communion/Sacramental Preparation is a two-year program.

2023-2024 Classes begin the week of September 24th and run through May 2024.
Registration - click here – Please fill out one form per child

  • The cost is $45 per child (Scholarships are available if needed)
  • Because of room spacing limits, priority is given to parishioners.
  • Pay here

At St. Mark’s we offer these Children’s Faith Formation programs:

  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program
    The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Montessori-based approach to the religious formation of children grounded in Sacred Scripture, Catholic Doctrine, Liturgy and
    Prayer. Themes are presented in such a way as to develop the religious potential present in every child: the capacity to love and be loved and be in a deep relationship with God.
    • Level I (Ages 3-6) children must be 3, 4, or 5 years of age by September 1st.
      Children must be potty-trained.
    • Level II (Ages 6-9/1st, 2nd or 3rd Grade) includes Sacramental Preparation Years 1 and 2
    • Level III (Ages 9-12/4th or 5th grade) 
  • Textbook Faith Formation Program (Faith and Life Series by Ignatius Press)
    • Elementary Faith Formation - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
    • Includes Sacramental Preparation Years 1 and 2

First Reconciliation & First Eucharist –  A two-year program that takes place within the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd or our textbook programs. 

Adult Volunteers are needed!  Those who are catechists or aides automatically receive a Faith Formation scholarship for their children.  To volunteer, please reach out to Ginger Mortensen at

Bilingual Faith Formation is offered. Please call the office.

For grades 6 - 12 and Confirmation see Youth Ministry - Register here

Ginger Mortensen, Director: 208-375-6651 ext 118
Mary Wonacott, Coordinator: