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1-02453
Level I (ages 3-6)
Format: Monthly
Start Date: August 24, 2024
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: August 24, 2024, September 28, October 26, November 23, December 14, January 25, 2025, February 22, 2025 Part 2 Dates: Part 2 TBD
Most Blessed Sacrament Parish
2240 Castlewood Toledo, Ohio 43613 United States
Formation Leader: Karen Momenee, Sue VanHersett
New
1-02454
Level I (ages 3-6)
Format: Other
Start Date: August 12, 2024
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: August 12-17, 2024 Part 2 Dates: August 2025 TBD
St. Patrick - St. Anthony
285 Church Street Hartford, Connecticut 06103 United States
Formation Leader: Sarah Christopher, Deborah Pelletier
New
1-02452
Level I (ages 3-6)
Format: Other
Start Date: July 23, 2024
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: July 23-27, 2024 Part 2 Dates: TBD
Christ the King Catholic Church
8005 Dorset Dr Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120 United States
Formation Leader: Hope Johnson
New
1-02355
Level I (ages 3-6)
Format: Weekly Intensive
Start Date: June 25, 2024
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: June 25th-30th, 2024 Part 2 Dates: TBD End of June 2025
St John the Apostle Catholic Church
609 E 4th St St John, Kansas 67576 United States
Formation Leader: Hope Johnson
In Progress
1-02367
Level I (ages 3-6)
Format: Weekly Intensive
Start Date: August 5, 2024
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: 8/5/24 - 8/11/24 Part 2 Dates: TBD
Cathedral of Christ the King
299 Colony Blvd Lexington, Kentucky 40502 United States
Formation Leader: Susan Jett
New
3-00291
Level III (ages 9-12)
Format: Weekly Intensive
Start Date: June 14, 2023
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: Jun 14-21, 2023 Part 2 Dates: Jun 12-19, 2024
CCMA Center
12625 Fitzwater Dr Nokesville, Virginia 20181 United States
Formation Leader: Donna Turner
In Progress
2-00773
Level II (ages 6-9)
Format: Long weekend
Start Date: September 20, 2024
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: 9/20/24 - 9/23/24, 9/27/24-9/30/24 Part 2 Dates: TBD 2025
St. Alice Catholic Church
1520 E St Springfield, Oregon 97477 United States
Formation Leader: Jennifer Bell
New
2-00772
Level II (ages 6-9)
Format: Other
Start Date: July 21, 2024
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: July 21 - 27, 2024 Part 2 Dates: TBD
St. Mark's Cathedral
908 Rutherford Street Shreveport, Louisiana 71106 United States
Formation Leader: Mary Howard King
New
1-02451
Level I (ages 3-6)
Format: Other
Start Date: July 22, 2024
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: July 22 - 26 from 8am to 3:30pm. Monday, July 29, 9am to 4:30pm. Part 2 Dates: July 21 - 25 2025. We will have a day of building materials TBA.
St. Agnes
2311 E Palm Ln Phoenix, Arizona 85006 United States
Formation Leader: Liz Nance
New
1-02450
Level I (ages 3-6)
Format: Monthly
Start Date: September 13, 2024
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: Sept. 13-14, 2024; Oct. 11-12, 2024; Nov. 8-9, 2024; Dec. 13-14, 2024 Part 2 Dates: Jan. 10-11, 2025; Feb. 7-8, 2025; Mar. 7-8, 2025; Apr. 11-12, 2025; May 9-10, 2025
The Laetare Center
79 E Lee Street Warrenton, Virginia 20186 United States
Formation Leader: Cecilia Drabbant, Laura Accettullo
New

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