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 in English from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and Sunday afternoons in Spanish from 12:30 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.

Children with Special Needs
Some adaptive resources are available for parents of children with special needs. If your child would have difficulty in a traditional classroom setting and you need help preparing your child to receive the sacraments, please contact Diana Wake in the parish office.

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 Saturday, May 5, 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 at (910) 692.6613, ext. 224.


    English Catechists for Morning Program
    Ana Hayes - K
    Bridgett White - K
    Jennifer Caldwell - 1
    James Caldwell - 1
    Marta Kane - 2
    Ann Strobel - 2
    Amy Bullock - 3
    Scott Stroker - 4
    Amey Parkins - 5
    Adele Chestnut - 6
    Diana Wake - Children’s RCIA
    Heather VanHorn - Children’s RCIA
    Diana Wake - Religious Education Coordinator

    Spanish Catechists for Afternoon Program
    Patricia Garcia - K
    Mercedes Garcia - 1
    Nancy Vargas - 2
    Organel Malagon - 3
    Guillerminda Trujillo - 4
    Ramone Morales - 5
    Oscar Mondragon - 6
    Senobio Nunez - Hispanic Adults
    Diana Wake - Children's RCIA
    Heather Van Horn - Children's RCIA
    Diana Wake - Religious Education Coordinator

    Confirmation Team
    Girl’s Catechist:
    Lisa Dorsch
    Natalie Gorensek
    Venus Hayes
    Nancy Lopiccolo

    Boys’ Catechist:
    Paul Ambrose
    Peter Deuche
    William Lemieux
    Assad Raza
    Josel Pingol - Confirmation Coordinator