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,


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
  • Summer Term: Fees paid per event

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.


  1. You must be a registered parishioner of St. Robert of Newminster Parish to register for Faith Formation. Please contact the Parish Office at to join the parish.
  2. Complete the Faith Formation Registration form in its entirety, including the Medical Treatment Release, Photo Release, and Carpool/Pickup Information.
  3. Disciples are placed in sessions on a first come, first served basis. Later change requests are processed as new registrations. We are not able to hold a spot for families not yet registered as parishioners.
  4. Children must be 3 years and six months old by August 1 and fully potty-trained to enroll in the Little Disciples Sunday School program. Children under 3 years and 6 months are invited to register for the Little Disciples Nursery Program.

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