Elementary Faith Formation

We are currently preparing for registration to open around late June-early July for 2024-2025.
In the meantime, all families are welcome and encouraged to attend VIRTUS Training, the Diocesan Safe Environment program. For more information and to register for a session, please click HERE.

Confirmation Preparation Program

Requirements for Confirmation

  • Participation in 14-Week Confirmation Preparation Experience
  • Attendance at Edge Middle School Youth Ministry once (or more) per month from September through June (Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 8 PM, calendar of meetings posted www.fairfieldlt.com/edge)
  • Parent attendance at any communicated Parent Sessions

14-Week Confirmation Preparation Experience

Students will attend 14 weekly classes (Mondays ONLY 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM). The 14 week program will be offered twice during the academic year (Cohort 1 & Cohort 2) as noted below:

  • Cohort 1: September 9 – December 16, 2024
  • Cohort 2: January 13 – May 5, 2025

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 14-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.

Important Information & Forms

Please review all of the following documents and forms

Elementary Faith Formation Policies & Procedures

Please note there are NO early dismissals permitted and note the drop off and pick up procedures!

2024-2025 Calendar (downloadable version)

Tuition Assistance Request Form

Short-Term Homeschool Request Form (for conflicts lasting 8 weeks or less)

Elementary Faith Formation Faith Center Office Hours (June 1-September 1)

Monday – Wednesday: 12pm – 4pm

Thursday: by appointment

Friday: Closed


Contact Information

Shari Mellinger, Director of Elementary Faith Formation

sgarcia@st-pius.org | 203.259.4800

Tuition & Fees (as of May 18, 2023)

Tuition for Elementary Faith Formation for 2024-2025 is $225 per child.

A $25 First Communion fee will be added to registrations for First Reconciliation/First Communion Preparation to cover the costs associated with the celebration.

A $50 Confirmation fee will be added to registrations for Confirmation Preparation to cover the costs associated with the celebration.

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-12pm) 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

2024-2025 Calendar (uploaded May 29, 2024)