Family Faith Formation (K-12) Information and Registration


Journey of Faith is for everyone in the parish—youth in grades K-12 and their parents, single, married, empty nesters, college students, and retirees. We are pleased to present this year’s schedule and topics along with information about our program to assist you in registration. If you have not received the link for online registration, please email us. If you prefer to fill out a paper registration form, you may print it from our website, or pick one up at either location.



Please note these important changes regarding this year’s Journey of Faith:

  • NON-MEMBERS of Mary of the Visitation wishing to register for Journey of Faith will pay higher registration fees; these families will only be placed into classes once all member families have been assigned. Families enrolling into Sacrament Preparation programs must be members of Mary of the Visitation.

  • Regular registration fees have increased by $10. Sacrament Prep fees are not being increased.

  • CHILD CARE during Journey of Faith adult sessions has been eliminated in our Becker Location (it has never been available in Big Lake) due to the need for the additional space for our 11th graders.


Please read this additional information carefully before filling out your registration form:

  • Deadline for registration is Monday, July 31, 2017. Any registrations received after this date are subject to late fees, and preferences regarding session or location will not be guaranteed after this date.

  • There are two Wednesday sessions scheduled at  both the Big Lake and Becker locations. Please indicate your preference as to location; these preferences may not be honored for late registrations.

  • Please also complete the section regarding registration for your children who will be preparing for and celebrating the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation this year.

  • Graduated fee schedule: check the registration form for an early bird break (by and including July 20) on registration fees, as well as late fees that apply beginning on August 1. Please note that the family fee is waived for catechists; Sacrament preparation fees are separate from family fees.

  • Journey of Faith is for ages Kindergarten through adult; at least one parent of youth in Kindergarten – Grade 11 must attend when their children attend; both parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Those in 12th grade are encouraged to participate as well, with or without parents.

  • Sessions meet once per month for an hour and a half, and all family members will attend at the same time on the same day.

  • Families will be placed into sessions based on catechist availability, class sizes and space requirements, with every effort being made to accommodate indicated preferences. All registered families will receive a letter in early

  • September indicating their schedule for the year.

  • No one will be refused participation because of financial reasons; please contact Barb or Katy if you wish to set up a payment plan or request a fee waiver. Payment or waiving of current year fees must be satisfied by conclusion of the Journey of Faith year in order for families to participate the following year.

  • Registration forms may be mailed to Mary of the Visitation (PO Box 100, Big Lake 55309), or dropped off in either location.

  • Our year will begin with a Fall Kick-off celebration for registered families on Wednesday, September 20, at 6:30 pm in BECKER. Please put this date on your calendar now and watch for details in your September family schedule letter.


Announcements and information regarding Journey of Faith can also be found in the Sunday bulletin.


Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about Journey of Faith. You may reach us by calling us at 763-447-3339,

or emailing Barb Olson ( or Katy Lentz (,

Directors of Faith Formation.




Faith Formation Office

The faith Formation Office is located at the Becker site. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9-3.


Barb Olson
Co-Director of Faith Formation

Email Barb

Katy Lentz
Co-Director of Faith Formation

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