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3-6 Year Olds
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Faith Formation

CGS is a Montessori-based, hands on approach to discovering the Catholic Faith.

Meet from 6:30-8:00pm, on first and third Wednesday evenings during the school year.

Classes are currently full.  If you would like to be placed on a wait-list, please email Regina Oesterle at

Little Disciples - Children's Ministry

During the school year, at the 9:00 Mass at St. Agnes, our "little disciples" are called forward and accompanied to the lower church to hear the Word of God at their level and participate in activities to help them understand God's Word, then return to their families after the Universal Prayer. CLICK HERE to download the registration form. 

Kindergarten - 8th Graders

Classes are 7-8:00pm, on the third Wednesday of the month, for students who are not enrolled in Catholic School.

Registration is currently closed.  Please contact Regina Oesterle if interested at

Rooted - Faith Formation
7th - 12th Graders

Does attending Mass feel boring? Do you feel like you can’t relate to it, or like it isn’t relevant to your life? Join us for Journey after Youth Masses on Saturdays at St Agnes. We will take a closer look at the meaning behind everything that happens at the Mass. By the end, Mass will no longer feel like an obligation, but will become a way that you can grow to know and love the Lord and figure out His plan for your life. 

WHERE:            St Agnes, 5422 Old Frederick Rd, 21228

WHO:                 Any youth from grades 7th to 12th grade



  • 4:30 – 5:30        Youth Mass

  • 5:30 – 6:30        Dinner and games                       

  • 6:30 – 7:30        Journey session and discussion


  • Apr 20    Swing Dancing

  • May 18   Journey Session 

Are you interested in serving at the Mass as a Lector or Musician? Are you a High School Senior or older and interested in leading a small group discussion? We need you!  For more information, to express interest in serving at the mass, or to RSVP, please respond to or use this form.

Visit our Upcoming Events at the bottom of our Home Page for more information and links to register for the Saturday, February 24th Day Retreat hosted by St Agnes Parish, and led by the Franciscan University SENT Ministries.

"Rise Up" - Archdiocesan Middle School Day
On Saturday, March 9th, at Mount St. Joseph High School, youth (grades 6-8) from all over the Archdiocese of Baltimore will gather for a time of prayer, fun, and connecting with Jesus Christ and the universal Church. The event is from 1:00-6:00pm. Drop off at MSJ is 12:30pm. Mass with the Bishop is at 4:00pm, followed by dinner, which is included in the $40 fee for the event.

Registration Deadline is February 28th. Contact Alison Jefferson if you have any questions.



Jason Evert is coming to Ellicott City on April 14th

Tickets are $25 per person for this double feature, 3-9:00pm retreat at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. This event is intended for youth and adults ages 13 and up, who will hear two talks by world-renowned speaker Jason Evert: "Purified" & "Gender and the Theology of Your Body." Parents & teens are highly encouraged to attend this day together, which includes Mass, Adoration, Confession, and free resources to take home! Dinner options for purchase are available, or you can bring your own. Tickets are $25 per person.

More information, dinner options & registration:


Sacrament Policy: All young people desiring to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, First Holy Eucharist, or Confirmation must attend Catholic School or our ROOTED Faith Formation Program for the year prior to the sacramental year, as well as the sacramental year itself. During the sacramental year, candidates are also required to enroll in one of our Sacramental Preparation Programs. Sacramental Preparation is separate from regular Faith Formation, in accordance with the policies of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Preparation is available for second graders or grade school children, who have not yet received these sacraments. Classes for students are two Wednesdays each month, from 6-7:00pm.

Registration is currently closed.  Please contact Regina Oesterle for more information, at


Confirmation Preparation at St. Agnes & St. William of York is a program will include grades 5 and above, beginning in the Fall of 2024. We will shift to a Fall-Spring Sessions Schedule, as engage the candidates in discussion, prayer, and fellowship, during twice monthly formation and prayer small groups meetings, witness projects, and a retreat experience. The Rite of Confirmation is scheduled by the celebrating Bishops’ office.

For more information or if you have any questions, email our pastorate's Coordinator of Middle and High School Discipleship - Alison Jefferson, at

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