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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.


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


St. Agnes & St. William of York was selected to be a pilot parish for the Archdiocese's new Confirmation process that encourages the sacrament of Confirmation for children as young as 9 years old. Beginning in the fall of 2024, Confirmation preparation at St. Agnes & St. William of York will be offered for children from age 9 and up. We are also shifting to a schedule that begins in the fall and ends with Confirmation Mass in the spring. The program will engage the candidates in age-appropriate discussion, prayer, and fellowship. We will meet twice a month on Wednesday evenings. Community service and a retreat experience will be part of the formation. Depending on the numbers and ages of registrants, two cohorts may run simultaneously, one for elementary school age and one for middle school age. It is possible for siblings in this age range to be Confirmed together. If you have a child in this age range who has not received First Eucharist or First Reconciliation, the child can prepare for the three sacraments together. 

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

If you and your child(ren) are interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation beginning in the fall of 2024, please fill out the pre-registration form here. An informational parent's meeting will be held in spring 2024.

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