Faith Formation Classes



If this is your first time registering for Faith Formation, please create a new user name and password.  If you are returning and you forgot your user name or password, please contact Chelsea Evett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Grades 1-6: 5:45-7:00 p.m. 
Grades 7-12: 7:15-8:30 p.m.

Schedule:  pdf Dyersville FF Schedule 2017-18 (132 KB)

9th and 10th grade students will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:45PM-8:00PM throughout the year. If 9th and 10th grade students have siblings attending Faith Formation at Earlville on Wednesday nights, they can attend their session there as well (see times above).

The 9th and 10th grade curriculum is called "YDisciple." This program is based on small group facilitation and relationship development.  The program we use challenges students to grow in their faith by setting goals for themselves on a weekly basis.

This summer, we will offering a two-week summer faith formation program as an alternative to the Wednesday night sessions for 1-8th grade.  (9th and 10th grade will continue to meet on Wednesday nights in Dyersville or Earlville-- see below). Families that participate in this program, will also be invited to attend our 6 monthly sessions throughout the year called "Generations of Faith".  These intergenerational sessions will be offered on the first Sunday after the 8:30AM Mass and the following Wednesday from 6:30PM-8:00PM of each of the 6 months (need only attend one of the two days each month).  Both children and their parents will attend these sessions in order to continue their faith development throughout the year. All sessions will take place in the Xavier Auditorium.

Click here for complete details and FAQ regarding the Summer Faith Formation Program:  pdf Summer Faith Formation 2017 Handbook (404 KB)



   Summer Faith Formation: June 19-30, 2017

   September Sessions:
        Sunday, September 3rd 9:30-11:00AM
        Wednesday, September 6th 6:30-8:00PM 

   October Sessions:
        Sunday, October 1st 9:30-11:00AM
        Wednesday, October 4th 6:30-8:00PM

   November Sessions:
        Sunday, November 5th 9:30-11:00AM
        Wednesday, November 8th 6:30-8:00PM

   December Session: Advent Confessions
        Wednesday, December 6th 6:30-8:00PM

   January Sessions:
        Sunday, January 7th 9:30-11:00AM
        Wednesday, January 10th 6:30-8:00PM

   February Sessions:
        Sunday, February 4th 9:30-11:00AM
        Wednesday, February 7th 6:30-8:00PM

   March Session: Lenten Confessions
        Wednesday, March 14th 6:30-8:00PM


Joan Steger
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Coordinator of Faith Formation, Earlville
Chelsea Evett
563-875-7325 ext. 233
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Coordinator of Faith Formation, Dyersville

Middle School Youth Rally

On November 4th, youth from all over our Archdiocese will be gathering in Waterloo for a Middle School Youth Rally.  This rally will be an opportunity for the youth to meet other Catholics their age, hear from a dynamic Catholic speaker who will inspire them to embrace their faith, and be rejuvenated in being a disciple of Christ through the fun activities planned that afternoon.

We will be meeting at the Xavier School parking lot at 1:00pm on Saturday to carpool to the event.  We will return around 9:00pm that night. If you are interested in chaperoning (and possibly driving), please let me know ASAP!  875-7325 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Registration is due Wednesday, October 25th.  Please return the following forms:

pdf Registration Form (1.77 MB)

pdf Permission Form (96 KB)

Complete online Liability Waiver

Cost is $29 for youth. Checks can be make to Spires of Faith Cluster.  



Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to participate in our Children's Liturgy during the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Francis Xavier Basilica. The Parish uses a popular children's resource, Growing with the Gospel, which is designed to give the youngest members in our parish fun activities that will help them understand and remember the Sunday message.
Each weekly issue includes four reproducible pages of fun activities in different formats featuring:

  • A theme activity to share with parents

  • Short lesson and a prayer

  • Mission for the Week to encourage kids to live the Gospel all week

  • Picture to color

  • Puzzle

Meeting Times:
Every Sunday
during the 10:30 a.m. Masses
St. Francis Xavier, Dyersville

Contact Shelly Deutmeyer
Lay Leader