Youth Formation

Faith Formation

Director of Youth Formation: Lori Kisby
Phone: 402-721-6611 x208
Email: [email protected]


Come away from the world’s burdens and brokenness, and find your way in Christ at the “Come And See” retreat!

This overnight retreat at Camp Calvin Crest will feature times for prayer, talks about growing in faith and freedom, small group times, awesome games and outdoor activities, campfires, music, and many surprises along the way!

The retreat will take place at Camp Calvin Crest on Friday, April 12th thru Sunday, April 14th.    Parents will be asked to drop off youth by 7:00 pm on Friday at Camp Calvin Crest located at 2870 Co. Rd. 13 and pick up after 10:00 am Mass at St. Patrick on Sunday, April 14th.  Students will be asked to bring bedding and pillows.  (Families will be asked to donate snack and breakfast items.  Sign-up will be shared later.)

Registration and a fee of $75 is due by March 10th.  Payment is non-refundable after March 10th.  If the youth cannot make it after March 10th, you may find someone to take the youth’s spot.

For questions, contact Lori Kisby at [email protected] or Fr. Bill Cremers at [email protected], or the parish office at 402-721-6611.  Registration forms are in the parish office or are available online at stpatsfremont.org. 

“Come, he replied, and you will see.”  John 1:39a








Youth Formation General Info:

Faith Formation is for youth 1st Grade through Confirmation.  We meet every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00, September through May at Archbishop Elementary School.  2nd Year Confirmation meets at Delaney Hall at the church.  Our goal is to have two to three Catechists in every classroom.  The Catechists usually take turns teaching while the others monitor the classroom. 

Currently, we use The Faith and Life series.  This series presents Catholic teaching using the time-tested ecclesial methodology and spiral development of catechesis, in a beautiful, student-friendly, comprehensive format. 

During Faith Formation, we also try to teach the youth about “Service Opportunities.”  One of the ways is through Penny and a Prayer.  This program helps seminarians with expenses.  A couple of other opportunities is through “Operation Christmas Child” and collecting items for St. Patrick’s food pantry.

We also want to teach the youth about the importance of their prayer life.  In order to help their prayer lives grow, we celebrate the Prayer Honor Roll.  Each year, the youth have prayers that need to be memorized.  For example, in 1st Grade, they learn 5 prayers.  In 2nd Grade they keep working on the 5 prayers from 1st Grade and add on 3 more prayers.  Each year after 2nd Grade, two more prayers are added on until they have memorized 20 prayers upon Confirmation.

Confirmation instruction begins in 7th Grade and is considered “1st Year Confirmation”.  2nd Year Confirmation is for youth 8th Grade and older.  Both levels require the youth to perform service hours as well as other preparation activities.

Faith Formation needs volunteers as Catechists as well as volunteers to listen to Prayers for Prayer Honor Roll.  Catechist meet every Wednesday with their class.  If you would like to listen to prayers for Prayer Honor Roll, you would come 1-4 times a month.  Whatever is convenient for you.  Each role requires for you to be Safe Environment trained. 

If you would be willing to help with RCIC, Sacraments Classes or Faith Formation Classes, or have any questions, please contact Lori Kisby at [email protected] or 402-721-6611 ext. 15.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC)

RCIC is for youth who are in 3rd Grade or older, who have not been baptized. Youth meet weekly during Faith Formation, September through May. Children will receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation at Easter Vigil

Sacrament Classes

Sacrament classes are for youth 3rd Grade on up. These youth HAVE been baptized but have not received First Reconciliation or First Communion. The youth meet during Faith Formation weekly, September through May. Youth will receive First Reconciliation and First Communion. The following year, they will attend Faith Formation classes at their grade level through Confirmation.


TOTUS TUUS (Similar to Vacation Bible School)

June 8-14, 2024

TOTUS TUUS (Totally Yours) a summer catechetical youth program, It is for youth 3 yrs old through 6th Grade. The program runs Monday-Friday 9:00a.m.-2:30pm. A team of trained, college aged youth and seminarians share their faith through catechetical instruction, daily Mass, songs, games, and recess. Lunch is provided.
For high school and middle school youth, the program runs Sunday-Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm. The goal is to put the youth in contact with the Lord so that they can develop a deeper relationship with Him. There will be a night of Adoration and the opportunity for Reconciliation, catechetical instruction on topics important to young people, and a night of fellowship with the team members.
Contact: Lori Kisby at [email protected] or 402-721-6611 ext 15






High School Youth Group

Our high school youth ministry is leading teens closer to Christ. This youth and adult led group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Family Room at church. The group enjoys meals together, prayer, small group discussions, adoration, works of service, etc. If you have any questions, contact Kristi Sendgraff at 402-720-6791 or Meghan Masters at 402-719-1184.