Application deadline has been extended to August 20, 2021.

Registration for CI: Pillars Program (2021-2023) Class of St. Joseph
Applications for the Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute are now being taken for the in-person 2-year foundational Pillars Program beginning fall 2021. The two-year class will be held in person on Monday evenings at Transfiguration Catholic Church, Oakdale, MN. (Space is limited, so register early!)

The course is also available at the following CI Satellite Sites, where students will gather at the parish for in-person small group and watch the lectures live-streamed from Transfiguration.

  • Our Lady of the Prairie, Belle Plaine
  • St. John Neumann, Eagan
  • Our Lady of the Prairie, Belle Plaine
  • St. John Neumann, Eagan
  • St. Timothy’s, Maple Lake
  • St. Patrick’s, Oak Grove
  • Holy Family High School, Victoria
  • St. Stephen’s Young Adults Group, Minneapolis
 The deadline for applying is August 20, 2021. Space is limited and classes fill quickly. All components of the application are due at this time and MUST be mailed in together.
  • Completed and Signed Application
  • Personal Statement
  • A Letter of Recommendation from your pastor
  • $20 Non-refundable application fee

Application for Monday evenings at Transfiguration, Oakdale: Download
Application for Our Lady of the Prairie, Belle Plaine: Download
Application for St. John Neumann, Eagan: Download
Application for St. Stephen’s Young Adults Group: Download
Application for St. Timothy’s, Maple Lake: Download
Application for St. Patrick’s Oak Grove:
Application for Holy Family High School, Victoria: Download

Completed Aplication packets must be sent to:
Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute
Registration Department
The Saint Paul Seminary
2260 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105

The cost is $300 per module at Transfiguration. There are four modules over the two-year period. The $300 tuition is paid prior to the beginning of each module. (Tuition adjusted for satellite sites.)

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

* Being in community is so very important in our Catholic Faith. As such, class at Transfiguration will be held in person, allowing the faithful to gather together to grow in our love for Christ and knowledge of His Church. In light of the Covid-19 virus, if for any reason you need to miss a lecture, you can always join via live stream or watch the recording.

2021 Fall Schedule
Opening Mass: Monday, Sept. 13 (The Cathedral of Saint Paul)
Mondays, Sept. 21 – Dec. 13 (In Person: Transfiguration, Oakdale —7 PM – 9 PM)
Formative Sessions, Saturdays, Oct. 16 & Nov. 13 (8 AM – 11 AM)

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