Saint Max Church

Faith on Fire

Faith on Fire 2023-2024

Welcome to Faith on Fire!  Faith on Fire is the umbrella term we use for early childhood through high school formation offerings at St. Max.  We pray for our young people to be 'fired-up' about Jesus Christ and His Church and that the fire burns over a lifetime. The flame is ignited at Baptism and nurtured within the family with support from the Church!  Whether your family needs that initial spark to recognize God's presence in your daily life, or fuel to strengthen your journey with Him, we invite your family to participate in our Faith on Fire ministry.  Together let's ignite His fire in our hearts, homes, and faith community to set it ablaze! 

Faith on Fire Registration for the 2024-2025 year will be open by the end of April.  Check back here for updates!

It takes just a couple steps to become part of the journey!  Learn more about our formal formation and enrichment options by clicking on the images at the bottom of this page and then proceed with the following steps when you have settled on your choice. 

For Formal Formation (Spark and Fuel):  Press the 'Register for Fuel and Spark Here' button below to register.  Note: These formation options are for youth in early childhood through grade 8.

For Enrichment (Ignite, Ablaze, Mighty Max):  The Interest Form for junior high and high school youth groups are found on the Ignite and Ablaze webpages.  For grade 6-8 youth group (Ignite) click on the Ignite image below to sign up or go directly to the Ignite page.  For high school youth group (Ablaze) click on the Ablaze image below to sign up or go directly to the Ablaze page.

Visit the Mighty Max page to learn more about this enrichment option for 18 months-pre-kindergarten.  


For questions about Spark and Fuel contact Mary Lou:  Mary Lou Baker or 513-777-4322 ext. 120

For questions about Ignite and Ablaze contact John: 

For questions about Mighty Max contact Sarah:  Sarah Lewis or 513-777-4322 ext. 128

Register for Fuel & Spark Here!

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFO:  When you get to the medical form field during registration, you will need to download the form, complete, and save.  Then you have to upload the completed form back to us into the same field by clicking 'browse files' to find it on your device.  You will do this for each child as you are registering them.  Alternatively you may email completed forms to me at: or print out and bring to the Parish Office. 

FORMAL FORMATION - For Grade 2 and up Missing Formation

Blended Learning:  Weekly homestudy lessons and In-person Family Gatherings (In-person gatherings are for parents and children)

Choose Spark if:

  • Your child (entering second grade and up) attends public school and missed formation last year.  [If your children are coming directly from Catholic school or Catholic homeschool, then choose the FUEL program.]
  • Note:  Ongoing participation in formal formation (first grade and up) is required for sacrament celebration.

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Bi-weekly, In-person

Grade 6-8 Junior High Youth Group

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Seeking Formation Alternatives?

If you have been away for a while or our current formal formation options are not working for your family, reach out to us about re-joining our sheepfold.

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FORMAL FORMATION - Preschool-Grade 8

Home Study or In-Person Family Gathering Options

Fuel is our mainstream formal formation option. Choose Fuel if:

  • Your eldest child is entering preschool, kindergarten or first grade.
  • Last year your family participated in Spark or Fuel at St. Max, another Catholic parish, or you are coming directly from Catholic School/Catholic Homeschool.
  • Note:  Ongoing participation in formal formation (first grade and up) is required for sacrament celebration. 

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Weekly, In-person

High School youth group

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ENRICHMENT - 18 Months-Pre-K

Weekly small group faith formation experience.  Parents or guardians attend with their children.

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All adults who work with children need to have a background check and complete the SafeParish Child Protection Program.

SafeParish Information

Ministry Contacts

Mary Lou Baker
(513) 777-4322
Ext 120