Faith Formation Information

Saint Robert of Newminster Parish envisions faith formation as a year-round discipleship process. Learning/age groups are called by discipleship titles. Our year-round schedule will include three terms: Fall (September-December), Winter/Spring (January-April), and Summer (May-August). The Fall and Winter terms include weekly formation and Sacramental prep and will follow the KISD calendar. Our Summer term includes supplemental programming, such as Grandparent/Grandchild Camp, VBS, One Bread One Cup Liturgical Leadership Conference, SLICE Summer Fun & Games, as well as service projects and a mission trip. Summer programming registration typically launches in March, and registration is per event.

After carefully reading through this information, if you have any questions about faith formation processes at Saint Robert’s, please don’t hesitate to contact the faith formation office: 616-676-9111 ext 114,

**Please Note: Unless we have a minimum of 10 disciples in a group (a.k.a. “class”), we will not offer that group.**

Learning/Age Groups: Teen Disciples (high school grades 9 – 12), Young Disciples (middle school grades 6 – 8), Junior Disciples (elementary grades 1 – 5), and Little Disciples Sunday School (Preschool – Kindergarten), and the Nursery (6 months – 3 years)
*Your child is ready for Sunday School when they are at least 3 years, 6 months old, fully potty-trained, and able to separate from parents without distress.

Session Information: We are currently evaluating our program schedules and will announce our new Faith Formation calendar in July 2024!

Registration* Fees (for all disciples in Sunday School through 12th Grade):

In-Person: $40 per disciple before August 31; $50 per disciple after September 1

Virtual (available for Grades 1 – 5 only): $30 per disciple before August 31; $40 per disciple after September 1

*There is no registration fee for use of the Nursery, however a free-will offering to maintain the nursery books, furniture, and toys would be appreciated.

Sacrament Preparation Fee* (for disciples preparing for Reconciliation & Communion and Confirmation):

$25 per disciple before August 31; $35 per disciple after September 1

*This fee applies to any disciple preparing for a sacrament regardless of in-person or virtual formation status

At St. Robert of Newminster, we never turn a family away from programming due to an inability to pay. Please contact Teri Burns at if your family is in need of a scholarship.