Students in grades one through eight may attend Religious Education classes in our parish center on afternoons and evenings throughout the school year, from September through April. As an alternative, families may choose to send their children to the Summer Religious Ed program for grades two through eight, held for nine days, 9 AM to noon, in late July. Those students who attend the Summer Program are also required to participate in two follow-up sessions, one in Advent and one during Lent.
Volunteer teachers are recruited from the parish community each year; they conduct classes under the direction of the religious education coordinator. Volunteer teachers are always needed for this ministry. If you are willing to share your faith with our youth at any grade level, please call the religious education office at 434-5711.
Due to the large expense incurred in funding this program, a fee is charged to help defray costs. Fees are determined based on the family's financial support of the parish through the use of weekly envelopes or personal checks. Under NO circumstances is a child refused religious education due to a family's inability to pay.
First grade students are taught in the home by their parents. A parent meeting is held in the fall to explain the program. At this time, texts are distributed which the parent and child will use throughout the year. First grade students meet with teachers in the parish center on the third Thursday of each month, October through April. Announcements concerning these classes are published in the bulletin and on this website. Each student is expected to have completed specific text chapters prior to these class meetings.