Saint Max Church

Faith on Fire

2022-23 Faith Formation at St. Max

FUEL UPDATE: Fuel Family Guides can be found on the Fuel with Pflaum page (click on the yellow Fuel image below).  You will need to scroll down to the bottom of the Fuel page to see the family guides.

SPARK UPDATE:  Spark lessons can be found on the Spark page (click on the black Spark image below).  Scroll down to the bottom of the Spark page to see the lessons.

Welcome to Faith on Fire 2022-23, formation for youth in early childhood through high school.  Browse the offerings below and and then Press the 'Register Online' button to register for your choice(s).  Fees are on this webpage (to the right) under the heading "Registration & Fees". 

Whether you are new to formation or you have been with us for a while, we invite you on the discipleship journey with us!  When participating in Faith on Fire, you can expect to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and be formed in the in the teachings of the Church.  

We are busily planning a new year of formation for you!  There is a lot going on so BEFORE registering please print out the Faith on Fire Formation Chart to the right.  It will be very helpful when you are going through the registration process, especially if you are a new family. 

If you have any questions about registration, Spark, or Fuel with Pflaum, please reach out to Mary Lou at or 777-4322 ext. 120.  For Ignite and Ablaze (High School) contact Matthew: or 777-4322 ext. 132.  

Are you registering for Fuel or Spark Blended Learining?  Contact Mary Lou to check on availability.

 Register Online

Blended Learning:  Homestudy lessons and monthly in-person family gatherings (In-person gatherings are for parents and children)

Choose Spark if:

  • Your child (grade 2 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.]

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Home Study OR Blended Learning Options (Blended learning is homestudy with monthly in-person gatherings for parents and children)

Choose Fuel with Pflaum if:

  • Your child is entering first grade.
  • Your child is in preschool/kindergarten (Fuel is enrichment for this age group, not required for sacraments.)  
  • Your family has been regularly participating in the formation program at St. Max or another Catholic parish OR you are coming directly from Catholic School/Catholic Homeschool.
  • Ongoing participation in religious formation is required for sacrament celebration. 

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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

Bi-weekly, In-person

  • Grade 6-8 Junior High Youth Group

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Weekly, In-person

  • High School youth group

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Ministry Contacts

Mary Lou Baker
(513) 777-4322
Ext 120