Elementary Faith Formation

Elementary Faith Formation has begun and registration for 2022-2023 is now closed.
Welcome back!

Important Information

Please read the Elementary Faith Formation Policies before completing your registration!

Updated Requirements for Confirmation

  • Participation in 10-Week Confirmation Preparation Experience
  • Attendance at one (or more) Edge Middle School Youth Ministry night per month from September through June (Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 8 PM)
  • Parent attendance at all four Parent Sessions (September, November, January, & April)

10-Week Confirmation Preparation Experience

Students will attend 10 weekly classes (Mondays OR Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM). The 10 week program will be offered three times during the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) as noted below:

  • Fall: September 12 – November 14, 2022
  • Winter: November 28, 2022 – February 13, 2023
  • Spring: February 27 – May 8, 2023

Edge Middle School Youth Ministry

Edge helps middle school students in grades 6-8 engage their faith and their parish community, form friendships, ask questions, and grow in their relationship with God.

The Diocese of Bridgeport has asked all parishes to encourage and foster both good catechesis for students and a deep connection for students with their community of faith. With Edge Middle School Youth Ministry, we hope to help our students grow in fellowship, faith, and friendship. With our 10-week immediate preparation for Confirmation, our students will be well-catechized to understand their Catholic faith.

When will Confirmation take place?

Confirmation will still take place in the spring. The date is set by the Office of the Bishop, and we typically receive the assignment after the Christmas break.

Contact Information

Please direct all communication for Elementary Faith Formation to:

Shari Mellinger, Director of Elementary Faith Formation

sgarcia@st-pius.org | 203.259.4800

*I am most easily reached via email, as I work both on campus and from my home office.

Tuition & Fees (as of June 6, 2022)

Tuition for Elementary Faith Formation for 2022-2023 is $215 per child.

A $20 Confirmation fee will be added to registrations for Confirmation Preparation to cover the cost of robe rental.

Families have the option to pay online with a credit card ($5 processing fee applies) or by check.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to St. Pius X with your Invoice # and Child’s Name in the memo line.

Payments can be dropped off in the Faith Center Office (c/o Shari Mellinger) during office hours (Monday – Thursday between 9am and 4pm & Friday, 9am-1pm) or can be mailed to:

St. Pius X

ATTN: Shari Mellinger

834 Brookside Drive

Fairfield, CT 06824


Tuition Assistance

If your family requires tuition assistance, please select the ‘Pay by Check’ option when submitting the Elementary Faith Formation Registration Form, and fill out the request form linked below.  Upon reception and evaluation of the request form, you will receive a response via email with your updated invoice attached.

Tuition Assistance Request Form

Grades 1-5 2022-2023 Calendar (uploaded June 6, 2022)

You can download the 2022-2023 calendar here.