Youth Formation

2022-2023 Faith Formation Calendar 

We welcome our newest Faith Formation staff member:

   Nathan Evangelisto joins St. Peter as the new Assistant Director of Religious Education. He has previously served as the middle school faith formation and Confirmation coordinator at St. Luke Catholic church and is passionate about developing a vibrant youth ministry culture, especially for high school youth. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University, where he studied Political Science and Religious Studies. 
   Nathan is preparing to get married this fall to his high school sweetheart. He loves hiking in the mountains, walking his golden doodle Lulu, and playing games with friends and family.
   You will see Nathan on Sundays in Benedict Hall teaching our Confimration program!  His email is [email protected]

Registration and enrollment for Faith Formation and/or sacramental preparation:   
CLICK HERE for Faith Formation Registration Form - Scroll to bottom of page and click on New Faith Formation

Catholic Schools Information:    
Parish Participation Voucher Information
  MACS - Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools link

Our Faith Formation Programs (Sunday AM):   CALENDAR for 2022-2023 click here  
To be eligible to receive a sacrament a student must have completed one full year of catechesis or Catholic school prior to the sacramental years of First Communion and Confirmation.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)
CGS level I: Pre-K through K   10:15 AM
CGS level II: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (includes First Reconciliation/First Communion prep)  9 AM

CGS level III: 4th, 5th, and 6th   10:15 AM 

Traditional First Reconciliation / First Communion: 2nd grade 10:15 -11:15 am (weekly)

Confirmation Preparation:  Second Year 9:00 am - 10 am (weekly)    First Year 10:15 – 11:15 am  (weekly)

Home Study Catechesis:  1st - 7th grades  (not for sacramental year preparation)

4th and 6th  Traditional:  9:00 am- 10 am (weekly)

1st grade Traditional: 10:15 am (weekly)

Volunteers needed in Faith Formation!     

Of course, classes can only be offered if volunteer catechists are available. We require two adults for each class. Some teams work as a lead catechist and helper and some teams share the workload. If we do not have enough catechists, the affected classes will be cancelled. No special training is required to teach traditional classes. Training is required to be a lead teacher in our Good Shepherd classes, but we need assistants in those classes that do not require the training. The Diocese does require one class called “Protecting God’s Children” that you can take online as well as background check and volunteer paperwork.  Sharing your faith with our children is a blessing and we ask you to please answer the call with a YES!

Please consider being a catechist or an assistant; we need you! Class preference is given to children of catechists first and then on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Carmen San Juan [email protected] 

First Communion