St. Catherine Faith Formation



Our Mission for our Youth:

To grow in close relationship with Jesus Christ while forming them in their Catholic Faith.  Praise Jesus!

St. Catherine Faith Formation relies on volunteers to share their love of Jesus with our youth.

Students are encouraged to personally encounter Jesus through scripture, prayer and the Sacraments while being a vital part of St. Catherine's Body of Christ.

The Faith Formation Program welcomes all children ages 3 yrs to Seniors in High School.




Faith Formation Registration Form click here

Faith Formation Schedule  click here

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd brochure  Tuesday schedule Sunday schedule

Children's Liturgy of the Word schedule

8:30 am Mass - Children 4 years old - 4th grade are dismissed by Msgr. Gerald Kosse and experience the readings in a child friendly language while completing a project to connect the students with The Word of God.  (Children's Liturgy of the Word will occur every Sunday - unless noted otherwise – October to May)

Faith Formation


If you have any questions about registration, the options or volunteering, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole!



Middle School Youth Festival: The Worthington Deanery will once again host a Middle School Youth Festival to kick off the start of our Faith Formation year. It will take place on October 1st at the Full Family Farms near Edgerton. It is open to students in grades 6-8. The festival will include low ropes course challenges, an outdoor Mass, prayer, service opportunities, fellowship and a bonfire with s'mores and hotdogs. The festival will cost $25 per student. Scholarships are available to those in need!

TEC Retreat: St. Catherine will host TEC retreat on February 17-19, 2024 (President's Day weekend).TEC is a three-day retreat weekend based on the Paschal Mystery: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. A TEC weekend works to build spiritual growth through participation in group activities. Although some time is given for individual prayer and reflection, the emphasis throughout the weekend is on group participation through music, discussion, talks, prayer, Scripture, Mass and  celebration. Although this is not right at the start of the Faith Formation year, it is very close and we would love to use it as a Kick Off Retreat for students and parishioners ages 16+. (It is fantastic for adults too! I made my first TEC two years ago anabsolutely recommend it to everyone! - Nicole Henrichs) TEC is also one of the options our Confirmation Students (those in 11th grde this year) have as their Confirmation Retreat. It is a fantastic opportunity to have it right here!

The three-day retreat costs $75, which includes lodging and meals. Payment is due first day of the retreat.


Steubenville Conference 2024: TBA


TOTUS TUUS: TBD   Registration form

Totus Tuus is a Catholic summer youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness and Eucharistic worship. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ. It is only by establishing a real and personal relationship with Him that we can be led to love of the Father in the Spirit and so be made sharers in the life of the Holy Trinity.


"I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me" John 14:6

Totus Tuus strives to bring our faith to life by creating a balance between knowledge of the meaning of the Sacraments and an authentic Sacramental life. 

Totus Tuus seeks to foster openness to vocations in the young people we serve as well as among the teachers. This is accomplished by placing special emphasis on the importance and necessity of prayer, Eucharistic devotion and Marian devotion, in addition to catechetical instruction and formation in the Catholic Faith.




Faith Formation Contact

Nicole Henrichs

Faith Formation Director
(507) 283-8071
Office Open Monday-Thursday

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St. Catherine's Faith Formation Class Times:

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for 3 years old - 5 years old Mondays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM or Tuesdays 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

K-5 Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm 
6-11 Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 8:15 pm

 Children's Liturgy of the Word is Sunday during the 8:30 AM Mass for 4 year olds - 4th Grade children.

If you need funding help for Faith Formation/Youth Ministry activities please call the office and we will set up other arrangements. Funding problems are never a reason not to sign up for church activities.  We will work with you!

As in previous years tuition is waived for children of catechists, but we still need the registration form completed.