Religious Education

We understand the importance of training our children and youth “in the way they should go” (Proverbs 22:6), and we provide a variety of classes, programs, and opportunities for religious education at home, at church, and at our school. On this page you’ll find details about church-based programs for grades K–12, and you can access information about confirmations study and our YDisciple program on our Confirmation page. We also have a Homeschool page with materials for religious home-based learning.

Kindergarten through Grade 6

We offer religious education classes for elementary-aged children not enrolled in our catholic school. Classes meet September through May on Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and Sunday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Families will select the time they prefer.

We also offer a Catholic Vacation Bible school one week in the summer.

For children with special needs, we use an adaptive religious education program by Loyola Press called “Finding God.” A parent or older sibling accompanies each child for a family-oriented learning experience that can be replicated at home. This group meets every other Saturday from 9:30–10:30 a.m. The class for children with special needs is not meeting at this time. We will re-evaluate the need for this class in the fall.

Families who are unable to attend religion classes at the time provided by the parish have the option of using the home-based catechesis. Please contact Diana Wake in the parish office.

Catechesis Support

Our volunteer catechists, catechist aides, substitutes, and youth ministry assistant/chaperones teach our faith and support our youth in their journey K–12. We have a continuous need for volunteers to keep the youth education programs running smoothly. To learn more about what you can do, contact Diana Wake by e-mail or by phone at (910) 692.6613, ext. 224.