Catechetical Institute

Sep 13 6:30PM
May 27 8:00PM

Pillars Program: St. John Neumann

Open The Book. Build The Foundation. Grow Your Faith.

Open House

Please join us on Tuesday, June 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Social Hall for the Catechetical Institute Informational Open House. Learn about the Catechetical Institute’s two-year foundational program “Pillars: A Journey through the Catechism,” which will be held this fall at St. John Neumann, a satellite site. There will be a presentation by representatives (possibly Jeff Cavins or Kelly Wahlquist) from the Catechetical Institute followed by question-and-answer session.

Class of St. Joseph (2021-2023)

Being in community is so very important in our Catholic Faith. As such, satellite sites allow the faithful to gather together to grow in our love for Christ and knowledge of His Church.

Students will gather at St. John Neumann in Eagan for in person small group and to watch the lectures via live stream on Monday evenings from 7PM-9PM.

Application Deadline

August 1, 2021 is the deadline for applications. Space is limited and classes fill quickly. All components of the application are due at this time and MUST be mailed in together.

  • CI_Application 2021-SJN Eagan Site
  • Completed and Signed Application (see above)
  • Personal Statement
  • A Letter of Recommendation from your pastor
  • $20 Non-refundable application fee

Onsite coordinators: Marg Wall and Joe Keating

*Picture of St. Joseph by Christopher Santer at Pacem Studios


The cost is $200 per module. There are four modules over the two-year period. The $200 tuition is paid prior to the beginning of each module.

Questions about the application process or scholarships can be directed to Teresa Gockowski here.