Religious Education

Baptism

Fr. Patrick Sherrard  (206) 524-8800 ext. 101
Fr. Patrick meets with new parents to prepare them for the baptism of their children and for being effective Catholic parents. Baptism classes are scheduled as needed throughout the year.

First Reconciliation

This program prepares children in second grade or higher (already baptized Catholic) for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation.

First Eucharist

This program prepares children in second or higher (already baptized Catholic) for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. Children will attend six Sunday morning classes

Register your child for Sacramental Preparation Classes

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)

If there is interest, classes for children/youth in third grade or higher who are interested in joining the Catholic church will be held 2-3 times/month beginning in the fall and continuing through April. Classes will be scheduled on dates/times that are convenient for participants.

Sunday School

Sunday morning faith formation classes for children in grades preschool— 5th will meet on Sundays from September 29th- June 14th 2019 (excluding holidays). Classes are held from 9:30-10:20am in the Benincasa Center. We offer three classes:  Preschool- K, 1st- 2nd, and 3rd- 5th.

The younger children’s classes use a curriculum called Godly Play.  The teachers and children prayerfully and playfully explore parables, sacred stories, the sacraments, prayer and liturgy.

The older children’s class thoughtfully and creatively explore our faith through the use of a 3 year spiral curriculum called “Finding God."  They also participate in service projects throughout the year, as a hands-on way of living out their faith.

* IMPORTANT Note for First Grade Students:  All First Grade students who do not attend a Catholic School, and are planning to participate in First Communion in the Second Grade, are required by the Archdiocese to attend Sunday School Faith Formation classes during the First Grade.

 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is offered at 8:30 and 10:30 mass from September through mid-June.  This program allows children ages 4-12 the opportunity to leave the main assembly after the opening prayer and gather for a more age-appropriate and engaging proclamation and exploration of the Scriptures.

Vacation Bible School  

Children in Kindergarten- 5th grade are invited to participate in our Vacation Bible School (VBS) program.  VBS is a fun-filled opportunity for children to grow in faith as they explore scripture through storytelling, drama, art, outdoor games, songs, and skits.

We need many volunteers to make VBS happen–adults and youth. We need people to help plan, create sets, set-up, and assist the week of VBS. High School and Jr. High volunteers are encouraged to participate as small group leaders.  

 

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