Education and Formation

Sacramental Preparation

Becoming Catholic

If you are an adult who is interested in joining the Catholic Church we invite you to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The process is year around and you can enter at any time. An adult must be in RCIA for twelve months (i.e., an entire liturgical year) prior to being received into the church at the Easter Vigil. For information about becoming Catholic or finding out more about the Catholic faith, please contact Tracey Fredman via e-mail, at or by phone, 801-328-8941 ext. 104.

We also have the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC), which is for children in fourth grade through eighth grade who need to complete their Christian Initiation. This class prepares young people for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. This class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:45 AM on the lower level of the Cathedral. For information about the RCIC, please contact Cathy Paiz at 801-328-8941 or email at .

Adult Formation

Confirmation

For practicing Catholic adults, who for some reason or another, were never confirmed, there is a Diocesan Adult Confirmation held each year. Preparation for the reception of this sacrament takes place between Easter and Pentecost. Please contact Deacon John Kranz via e-mail, at or by phone, 801-328-8941, sometime during Lent to inquire about instruction for Confirmation. The classes begin at 6:30 PM and go to 7:30 PM and are held in the Board Room (Bishop Hunt Center: 3rd building (red) from the Cathedral. Go to north door and ring the bell.)

Classes for 2017

April 4, 2017

April 11, 2017

April 18, 2017

April 25, 2017

May 2, 2017

May 9, 2017

Children’s Education - English

Registration for Children’s Religious Education (English) for the 2017-18 year will take place on August 27th for all 1st and 2nd year students after the 11:00 a.m. Mass in Room 5, located in the lower level of the cathedral. Families must be registered parishioners of the Cathedral to attend. Classes are provided for K- 12 grade. Registration fees are $50 per child and $20 for text book or $75 for families plus $20 per child for text book. Please provide your child’s Baptism certificate and First Communion certificates if they have received these sacraments.

Registration will continue on Sunday, September 10th in Room 5, 9:30- 10:30 a.m. and each Sunday thereafter until classes are full. Student place­ment will be on first come basis. Classes begin on Sunday, September 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

The sacramental preparation program is a 2-year program for students in second grade and above. Confirmation/First Communion sacraments are held each year on Pentecost Sunday. Second year students will receive their sacraments next year on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Students must meet the requirements of attendance, homework and Mass attendance. Mandatory monthly parents meeting are held on the first Sunday of the month at the Madeleine Choir School from 9:30-1030 a.m.

For more information, please contact Cathy Paiz, Coordinator of Children’s Religious Education at 801-328-8941 or email:

Returning Catholics

For Catholics who have been away from the church and have returned or are thinking about returning there are often unresolved reasons that led to your departure. The Cathedral is beginning a discussion group for Catholics interested in returning to the church. The group will be facilitated by Mr. Ron Yengich and Deacon John Kranz. If you are interested in a meaningful discussion about what it means for you to return to the faith, please contact Deacon John Kranz at 801-328-8941 ext. 116 or .