Education and Formation

education2019Sacramental 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.  Adult Confirmation classes will be held Tuesday evenings.

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.). No registration necessary,  Please arrive at the first class and everything will be provided.  

The Sacrament of Confirmation for ADULT Catholics (no one younger than 17) will be celebrated in June 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Cathedral of the Madeleine.

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Children’s Education - English

Children’s Religious Education Pre-registration for the 2019-20 year for 2nd-year students and their 1st-year siblings is open May 5 through May 19, 2019. Registration forms may be picked up in Room 5 in May 2019, on Sunday’s, from 9:30-10:30 AM. Registration fees are $50 and $20 for their textbook for one child. Family registration fees are $75 per family and $20 for each child’s textbook. Open registration will take place for registered cathedral parishioners children on Sunday, August 25 after the 11 A.M. Mass in Scanlan Hall, Room 5. Baptism Certificates/First Communion Certificates and full payment are due at the time of registration. Contact Cathy Paiz at for any questions.

The sacramental preparation program is a 2-year program for students in second grade and above. Confirmation/First Communion sacraments are held each year.  Second year students will receive their sacraments this year on Sunday, June 2, 2019. 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 .