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.

First Holy Communion

First penance is on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

The first communion workshop/retreat is on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All children preparing to receive their first communion this year must attend the workshop/retreat. Contact Diana Wake at (910) 692.6613 in the parish office with questions.

The first holy communion mass is on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

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.

Catechists

Morning Session for Religious Ed Grades K-6:
Diana Wake, Religious Ed Program Director K-6
Ana Hayes - K
Bridget White - K
Veronica Boboige - 1
Jessalyn Nguyen - 1
Marta Kane - 2
Anne Strobel - 2
Kelly Frey - 3
Stephanie Mergist - 3
Scott Stroker - 4
Amey Parkins - 5
Adele Chestnut - 6
Tom Kane - Sub
Rob Deucher - Baptismal Prep
Heather VanHorn - Children’s RCIA

Afternoon Session for Religious Ed Grades K-6:
Diana Wake, Religious Ed Program Director K-6,
Mercedes Abundis, Religious Ed Afternoon Assistant K-6
Luna Garcia - K
Stephanie Hernandez - 1
Luis Garcia - 2
Dana Itzel - 3 
Edith Morales - 3
Carla Alverado - 4
Rodrigo Quintino - 5
Father Andrew McNair - 6

Confirmation Team:
Christine Hicks, Interim Confirmation Coordinator
Nancy Loppicola - 1st year girls
Christine Hicks - 2nd year girls
Ginny Berry - 1st and 2nd year girls
Peter Deucher - 1st year boys
Joe Perry - 2nd year boys