Religious Education

Our warmest welcome!

  • Yearly registration is mandatory for participation.
  • At least two (2) consecutive years of preparation are required for the reception of any sacrament.
  • The First Communion program begins in the 1st grade.
  • The Confirmation program begins in the 6th grade.
  • Two years is the preparation time for unbaptized children 7 years and older to receive Baptism and Communion.

Classes: Sundays, from 8:30 am to 10:00 am.

Documents required before the first day of class.

  • Copy of Student’s Birth Certificate.
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate.
  • Copy of First Communion Certificate.
  • Copy of Insurance Card. (If available).
  • Transfer letter. If student attended classes in another parish.
  • Godfather/ Sponsor letter ( If student will receive Baptism or Confirmation).
  • Tuition Fees: (One student: $125). (Two students: $165). (Three or more students $200).
  • Communion and Confirmation additional Fees: $35 per student due only in Year 2 of each sacramental preparation program. This is additional to the tuition fee.
  • Parent’s Handbook signed.

Objective 1: Faith

Invite children, teens, and their families to a deeper personal relationship with Christ, and the Church so that each one may discover his/her own faith to become disciples and missionaries of Christ.

Goals:

  • Pray the rosary and/ or the Divine Mercy chaplet in community.
  • Teach the Sunday Gospel.
  • Dedicate one day to pray the Rosary in community.
  • Teach the Bible.
  • Teach about the liturgical year.
  • Communion and confirmation projects and testing.
  • Invite teachers to complete the catechist certification courses.
  • Teach two lessons about safe environment to children and teens.
  • Parent classes.

Objective 2: Worship

Invite children, teens, and their families to a spiritual journey through the teachings of the faith, and through a sacramental life, intensely lived in the Eucharist and in the sacrament of Penance in order that each one may worship and discover the goodness of the Lord.

Goals:

  • Monthly sacramental preparation for reconciliation and Eucharist.
  • Communion retreat.
  • Confirmation retreat.
  • RCIA retreat.
  • Teaching about the meaning of the Mass and its parts.
  • Monthly children’s Masses.
  • Encourage Mass attendance
  • Parent classes on the Sacraments
  • Parent classes on the Mass

Objective 3: Witness

Invite children, teens, and their families to discipleship through Jesus’ example by encouraging all to seek an encounter with others through service, charity, and truth.

Goals:

  • Food drive campaign/ Thanksgiving.
  • Christmas baby food and toy drive campaign.
  • Community gathering.
  • Families Consecration Mass.
  • Catechist teaching planning days.
  • Field trips/ visits to Life Teen and Edge Youth Ministry.
  • Invite speakers.
  • Invite groups and ministries.
  • Community hours for confirmation students.
  • Workshops for catechists.