Youth Faith Formation

Religious Education | Parent Portal

Registration for 2023-2024 opens Saturday, May 20th.

Thank you for your interest of St. Ignatius Religious Education!
If you’d like to learn more about our RE and Family Catechesis programs, you are welcome to read our RE Program Handbook and contact our staff with any questions. 

Registration Process

If you would like to complete this registration form by paper, simply print the form, fill it out, and drop it off or mail it to the parish office (mailing address: 2309 Gaylord St. Denver 80205). To complete it over the phone, please email or call the parish.

If you are registering online, please submit the form below prior to paying for registration below.

Thank you so much! We are delighted to have your family participate in our Religious Education program.

Registration Costs

In light of the continued rising cost of living in the Denver metro, we are offering discounted “early” registration fees for families that register before September 1, 2023.

For families registering a child or children four or under for Children’s Church (during the 10:00 Sunday Mass), the fee is $35 for child.

For families who are registered as Loyola parishioners: $75 for a single or first child in kindergarten or above; $50 for each additional child; maximum of $200 per family.

For unregistered families: $90 for a single or first child in kindergarten or above; $55 for each additional child; maximum of $250 per family.

Additional sacramental preparation fees:

Reconciliation: $50
Restored Order Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist: $150
For those seeking just Confirmation: $100

After September 1, 2023, all registration fees except for sacramental preparation will increase by $15.

All staff members, catechists, and members of the Music Ministry receive a 50% discount on RE fees. 

Additional Information

Empowering God’s Children Program

The Archdiocese provides the mandated VIRTUS® Teaching Safety-Empowering God’s Children program for training all children in K-12 in parish RE classes and in Catholic schools. The VIRTUS® training is grade and age-appropriate. Archdiocesan educators train and retrain 20,000-25,000 children every year in ways to help minors identify healthy and appropriate relationships. Parents are allowed to opt-out, though.

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Catechesis is a responsibility of the entire Christian community. This is should not be the work of catechists and priests alone, but of the whole community of the faithful. The Christian community follows the development of catechetical processes, for children, young people and adults, as a duty that involves and binds it directly. (GDC 220) A fully Christian community can exist only when a systematic catechesis of all its members takes place and when an effective and well developed catechesis of adults is regarded as the central task of the catechetical enterprise.” (ACCC, no. 25).

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The Restored Order | Saints Denver

The Restored Order

Instituted by Archbishop Samuel Aquila, restored order means that children are prepared to complete the sacraments of initiation (Confirmation and Communion) through a 2 year program.

  • 2nd Grade
    Children are prepared for 1st Reconciliation
  • 3rd Grade
    Children are prepared for Confirmation and 1st Holy Communion

The first catechists in any child’s life are the family members with whom he or she lives. What happens at home – both positive and negative – provides lessons for life. In the family, faith is shared as part of the unfolding of daily life. The home or “domestic church” provides a real place in which a child learns to live his or her faith as well as understanding it.

Our goal is to create a program of lifelong faith formation that is centered in and flows out of the events of Church life. It embraces all ages and generation, promotes faith growth at home and promotes participation in Church life.

From the Pastoral Handbook of the Archdiocese of Denver An unbaptized person seeking membership into the Catholic Church,
either as an adult or as a child from the age of seven is to be admitted to the catechumenate
and formed in accord with the approved rites of Christian initiation. Both adults and children who have reached the age of reason are to
receive all three sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the same celebration
(canon 883.2).

Baptism Certificates

Every student must have their Baptism and Birth Certificate turned in to the RE office at the time of registration. You need to contact the parish where your child was Baptized and request a copy from them if you cannot find your certificate. If your child was Baptized at St.  Ignatius you still need to provide the certificate copy to the RE department. If your child was baptized somewhere outside of the U.S. you must provide the full mailing Church address.