RFY Announcements
2017-18 Registration Information

Welcome to a new year for RFY Grades 1-8

We are off to great start!  The students seem to be adjusting well to the classroom routine and are eager to grow in knowledge of the the Catholic faith.

There are a limited number of spaces remaining in our Faith Formation programs. If you have not registered and are interested in joining, please contact Mary Lou first.  

Registration forms for our fall CLASSROOM programs can be found on the right hand side of this page.  Hard copies can be found in the Gathering Space at church. Please read the Information page first to see all the classroom and enrichment opportunities included on the form.  Print forms and hand deliver to the Parish Office, place in collection basket, or send by mail, including payment. 


2017-18 Calendar 

Volunteer Signup Sept.-Dec. 2017

Contact Mary Lou or 777-4322 ext.120 for more information about becoming a catechist, catechist aide, or for general program information.


Fall Family Home Study 2017-18

Please contact Mary Lou if you did not receive login credentials from My Catholic Faith Delivered.  The pacing guide below should help you stay on track with lessons... All work should be completed  by April 30, 2018. That is plenty of time to maintain a steady pace!  

Remember, we require an average of 80% or higher final grade on transcript in order to receive credit for the year.  Below you will also see exiting skills for grades 1-4 for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Graded Course of Study. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is currently revising exiting skills for grades 1-8.  Revision should be complete later this year.  

For more information about the Home Study Program contact Mary Lou Baker, 777-4322 ext. 120,


Parent Meeting Information Flyer

Faith and Life Online Pacing Guide-Grades 1-8 

Exiting Skills by Grade Level Grades K-4


Connecting to our Faith

Adoration Resources

To find out about the benefits of Adoration, click the following link: Benefits of Adoration

Life Teen Blog: A beginner's Guide to Adoration

Adoration:  The Ultimate Act and Habit of Friendship


Check this out!  The Eucharistic Miracles of the World - An international exhibition designed and created by young Carlos Acutis


About RFY
"As someone from the family lights the newly baptized child’s candle from the Easter candle.Receive the light of Christ… Parents and godparents, this light is entrusted to you to be kept burning brightly.  This child of yours has been enlightened by Christ.  He (she) is to walk always as a child of the light.  May he (she) keep the flame of faith alive in his (her) heart.  When the Lord comes, may he (she) go out and meet Him with all the saints in the heavenly Kingdom."
(Rite of Baptism for Children, #100)

 We, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, take seriously our responsibility to support and partner with parents in their role as the primary educators of their children in the Faith.  Thus, the responsibility for the spiritual growth of our children is shared between the parents and their families, our clergy, our Religious Formation of Youth Team and our entire parish community.  We all have an important role to play in bringing our children into a closer relationship with God.  None of us can do this alone – we need each other to participate and fulfill our responsibilities!  Our Catholic Faith is a priceless treasure to be shared and passed on from generation to generation.
Religious Formation of Youth (RFY) is an educational program for students in grades 1-8 who attend public or non-catholic private schools and desire to receive a Catholic education.  We offer a couple of programs, allowing for some flexibility in how your child is educated.  Together we can find the perfect program for you!

Classes in religious formation are offered weekly from late August to May for youth in 1st thru 8th Grade.  Led by catechists who agree to be models of the Catholic Christian faith and lifestyle, our students develop a personal relationship with Christ that is nourished in and through the Church.  A unique aspect of our program is that catechists are guided weekly by our team of educational consultants, who are trained to provide age appropriate Catholic resources for supplemental use in the classrooms.  Visit the RFY Program Options Page for class times and further details about the classroom program.You will find registration materials for 2017-18 on the right hand side of this page and in church.

We also offer our families with children in grades 1-8 the opportunity to participate in the Family Home Study Program where catechesis occurs with parents and children working together in the home.  In this program we use the Faith and Life online series.  Visit the RFY Program Options page for more information about this option.  If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact Mary Lou.



Special Needs: Do you have a child with Special Needs? All children deserve the opportunity to have religious education.  We will work with you to develop a specialized program that allows your child to experience all the treasures of the Catholic Faith.  Contact the RFY Office for further information.


Sacrament Preparation: Here at St. Max the Sacrament Preparation Process is separate from the Religious Education Program.  For questions concerning Baptism, First Penance or First Eucharist for your child, please contact Jeremy Helmes.  You can also visit the sacrament web pages for more information:  

Eucharist and Penance 



For further inquiries about any of the RFY Program options, please contact the Coordinator of Religious Formation for Youth Mary Lou Baker or contact the RFY Office at 777-4322 x120.  
Together, we will continue to nourish the great gift of Faith that each child was given at Baptism.
Child Protection


All adults who work with children on a regular basis need to have a background check and attend the VIRTUS Child Protection Workshop.  Pre-register for a workshop and obtain your background check at VIRTUS.  Contact Ruth Trentman in the Parish office to get a Fastrax token to pay for your background check.  

An approval letter must be received by the parish BEFORE volunteer work can begin.  Click the picture above for more information.

A resource for parents on How to Protect Your Children
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