Faith Formation

Family Faith Formation and Sacraments

Welcome to St. Mary’s online registration for our 2023-2024 Family Faith Formation Programs!

This year, we continue a family approach to Faith Formation at St. Mary’s.  This means that the parish provides support to parents in their role in raising their child in the Catholic faith.  Parents are integral to the program and are expected to attend parish sessions with their child as scheduled and complete the assigned activities at home.  The parish provides parent-only sessions to assist the parents in leading the at-home discussions using a variety of resources and materials.  Refer to the program links below to register and to download additional information and calendar dates.

Pre-K (age 4) - Grade 8 Family Faith Formation
High School Faith Formation
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist 
Confirmation (High School)

Payment is due at the time of registration.  If payment prevents you from registering on time, contact us to request that we develop a payment plan with you.  No child is denied Faith Formation due to lack of funds.  Should you need financial assistance with tuition, please contact the Director of Faith Formation, Michele Dougherty, at 410-990-4062 or
It is our desire to include families with children with special needs in our catechetical programs. Please contact the Office of Faith Formation at 410-990-4062 to discuss how we can serve your family.


St. Mary’s Office of Faith Formation generally follows the Anne Arundel County Public School System regarding announced delays or cancellations (   However, since most events and sessions for PK-8 Family Faith Formation, High School Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation, and Youth & Young Adult Ministry occur on evenings and weekends, an independent decision may need to be made by the Office of Faith Formation whether or not an event will be held.  If a scheduled in-person event needs to be cancelled due to weather conditions, a Flocknote (email) will be sent to participating households as early as possible to alert them of the cancellation or whether the event has been moved to virtual (and providing the link information to connect). If you are uncertain whether an event will occur, you can call 410-990-4056 to hear if a recorded message has been made.

Download this form to learn more about our many ministries and programs!

Office of Faith Formation

Michele Dougherty
Director of Faith Formation
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Eileen Messer
Registrar & Administrative Assistant
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