“When families bring children into the world, train them in faith and sound values, and teach them to contribute to society, they become a blessing in our world.”

Pope Francis

St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community is proud to offer Faith Formation Classes for all children in Grades 1-11. Through classroom learning, small group discussions, crafts, activities and family events, we aim to help young people grow as disciples of Jesus. Our desire is to walk alongside every family, supporting each person in their own faith journey, and building families that are confidently able to live lives of faithful witness to the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ. Come Join Us – All are Welcome!




St. Gabriel Catholic Community Faith Formation Office

900 Geiger Street, Neenah, WI 54956

920-725-0660

Jenny Schneider – Grades 1-6 – jschneider@smcatholicschools.org

Meredith Lauer – Grades 7-11 – mlauer@smcatholicschools.org




Elementary – Grades 1-6

  • Classes meet Wednesday afternoon 4:30 to 5:30 or Wednesday evening 6:00 to 7:00 *Please indicate your preference for Class Time in the NOTES section of the registration form.**
  • Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion are typically in 2nd grade. If your child has not received these sacraments and is older than 2nd grade, please contact Jenny Schneider at jschneider@smcatholicschools.org or 920-725-0660 to inquire about receiving these sacraments.

Middle School – Grades 7 and 8

  • Classes for middle school meet Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00. Students will meet as a combined large group and then breakout into smaller groups by grade for more personal discussion and conversation.

High School – Grades 9 and 10

  • Grades 9 and 10 will be meeting on Wednesday nights from 7:15 to 8:45 pm, each week. In our time together, we will explore who Jesus is, why he matters, and what difference it makes in each of our lives today. With the guidance of small group leaders, students will break out into small groups to discuss the week’s topic, burning questions, doubts, fears….and anything else that might come up! Our Faith Formation model focuses on faith and living as a Christian disciple as a life-long lifestyle, not something to be learned for the test and set on the shelf. With that in mind, we understand that kids are busy and scheduling conflicts happen. We would love to see your student as often as they are able! If you have any questions, give us a call to talk about how we can best support your family.

Confirmation – Grade 11

  • NEW for the 2024/25 School Year! Class times for Confirmation in the 24/25 school year have not been set yet, as we prepare to welcome our new Coordinator for Middle School and High School Youth. Registration is still encouraged so you can keep up to date on class dates and times. Diocesan Guidelines require that all students, whether public school or Catholic school, prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation through regular class meetings, a retreat, and completion of work with their Confirmation Sponsor. Sponsors must be a practicing Catholic, more than 16 years old, and cannot be a parent of the student. Materials will be provided to the student to go through with their sponsor, so they are encouraged to select someone with whom they have means of regular communication and are able to talk comfortably with about their faith. Enrollment in 9th and 10 grade class is a prerequisite for Confirmation Preparation, unless the student is currently enrolled in Catholic Education. Please contact us at 920-725-0660 for any questions regarding Confirmation.



Registration and Forms

  • All registrations will be done online, but signature forms should be sumbitted in person.
  • For Grades 1-6, please indicate in the NOTES section on the registration form which class session you prefer.
  • For all students, please indicate any allergies or learning accomodations needed in the NOTES section for each child.
  • Please review the attached Parent Handbook, and submit the Parent Handbook Acknowledgement form to us as soon as possible.
  • Please download, review and submit the Media Release form to us as soon as possible.

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition for Grades 1-10 is $140 per student, with a maximum of $420 per family
  • Tuition for Confirmation is $170 per student, and includes all materials and the retreat.
  • The Retreat and Materials fee for First Reconciliation is $25. This fee is not included in the family maximum.
  • The Retreat and Materials fee for First Communion is $30. This fee is not included in the family maximum.
  • Tuition Assistance is available for those who need it. No student will be denied Faith Formation opportunities due to financial constraints. Please Contact Jenny Schneider at jschneider@smcatholicschools.org to request assistance.

Payments

  • Payments can be made through our online portal at any time.
  • Cash or checks can be dropped off or mailed to us at 900 Geiger Street
  • SCRIP Credit is available by indicating Faith Formation Tuition on your SCRIP Order Form. Please call 920-725-0660 for any questions about SCRIP Credits for Faith Formation Tuition
  • All Faith Formation Teachers will receive discounted tuition.
  • Tuition Assistance is available for those who need it. No student will be denied Faith Formation opportunities due to financial constraints. Please Contact Jenny Schneider at jschneider@smcatholicschools.org to request assistance.
  • All payments are due by April 1, 2025