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Religious Education Classes are offered in a variety of sessions. Regardless of the session your child is registered for, we invite families to continually and consistently participate in parish liturgical and family catechesis throughout the year, which include our family breakfasts, Advent Puppet Show, Carol Night, Christmas Tableaux, parish family reconciliation services, Lenten Stations and Pizza Night, and Friday night Stations of the Cross. Various outreach opportunities are listed in the Parent Handbook. Please be generous in sharing and giving to those in need throughout the year.
Grade 1 – 6
Classes meet weekly, Monday or Tuesday afternoons, 4pm to 5pm, September to May. In addition to classroom lessons, children participate in liturgical celebrations, outreach, mission presentations, vocation presentations, safe environment and family life lessons.
Confirmation Program: Grades 7 and 8
Classes meet weekly, Monday or Tuesday evenings, 7pm to 8pm, September to May. In addition to classroom lessons, children participate in liturgical celebrations, outreach, service, vocation speakers, safe environment and family life lessons.
Initiation / Sacramental Preparation for elementary, junior high, and high school children
Children seeking Sacraments of Initiation meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, 7pm to 8pm, September to Easter. Children are prepared to celebrate Sacraments in the Spring.
Special Needs Program
Classes geared to the specific needs of children with autism, other special needs, and those children who have special learning differences. Classes meet on scheduled Saturdays, October through April, 10am to noon.
Home Study Program:
Grades 3 – 6
Children who are unable to attend either the summer or fall program, may register for the Home Study Program, with the approval of the pastor and Director of Religious Education. Parents teach lessons with children at home. Support materials are provided by the RE Office. Parents are encouraged to visit Sadlier Religion Publisher’s website for activities, games, articles, resources and assessments: www.webelieveweb.com as well as participate in parish activities throughout the year. Unit Assessments are given to students participating in the Home Study Program.
Summer Intensive Program:
A 33-hour, 2-week program, held in July or August based on parish calendar. Classes are held from 8:30am to 11:45am, Monday – Friday. Students attend both weeks for the full session. In addition to classroom lessons, children participate in daily Mass, outreach, mission presentations, vocation presentations, safe environment and family life lessons.