Class is offered from 10:10am to 11:15am on designated Sunday mornings or 5:10 to 6:15pm on designated Wednesdays. Registration is limited to sixteen children, and a waiting list will be established should there be additional interest. Children continue to explore God's world and God's special gift of Jesus. Children must be five by September 1st.
ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH GRADES
Our catechetical program for children in public schools (grades one through eight) meets on designated Sunday mornings from 10:10 to 11:15 in the Grade School and Parish Administration Buildings or 5:10 to 6:15pm on designated Wednesdays. The Blest Are We series we use is the same text used at IC Grade School. The program emphasizes God's goodness and presence. It aims to bring students to a joyful awareness that Jesus is the Savior who, through the Spirit, leads them to the Father. It encourages an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ and with the Church community, leading to commitment and to the fullness of Christian life.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMS
Children receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the second grade, and Confirmation in the eighth grade. Parents must attend a sacramental preparation meeting at which a presentation is made on the theology of the sacrament, the preparation program, the involvement of the families, etc.
Special sessions will be arranged for students who have not been prepared for Reconciliation or Eucharist and are older than the second grade, or students who have not been confirmed and are older than eighth grade. Please notify the Religious Education Office in these cases. STUDENTS MUST BE CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND ACTIVE IN A SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF FORMAL RELIGION CLASSES TO BE ADMITTED TO THE SACRAMENTS.