Traditional Classroom Sessions will be held Sundays from 10:45AM-12:15PM in the Religious Education Center. See calendar for dates. These sessions are for students who are age 4 by October 1, 2014 through grade 8. If your student is in High School (9-12) please see the Youth Ministry Page for information and calendars.
We will be using the Program "Faith and Life" from Ignatius Press for Religious Education and First Reconciliation/First Communion Preparation. This is the only program permitted by the Diocese of Baker for Children's Religious instruction and Sacramental Preparation.
In order to create community amongst our students we will be combining some levels this year.
* Pre-K and Kindergarten (Available in English and Spanish)
* Levels 1&2 "Jesus Our Life" (Available in English and Spanish)
* Levels 3&4 "Jesus Our Guide"
* Levels 5&6 "Following Christ"
* Junior High will be levels 7&8 "Our Life in the Church"
First Communion and Confirmation preparation will begin after the first of the year only for students who have been attending Religious Education on a regular basis (approx. 75% attendance rate)
First Communion and Confirmation will both have a required Saturday morning workshop. These workshops will be in both English and Spanish.
Candidates for Confirmation will be required to attend four workshops every other Wednesday evening from 6:00PM - 8:00PM starting on January 14, 2015 and ending on February 25, 2015. Confirmandi will be required to attend a retreat and complete at least one service project.
Candidates for both First Communion and Confirmation will then be required to schedule a Pastoral Discussion to assess their readiness.
This is an all-volunteer program, so parents are expected to assist on a regular basis, as well as support their children's faith by regular Mass attendance and teaching their children their prayers.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is offered each Sunday during the 9:30AM Mass from October –May for children age 4-grade 3. This is a free program and registration is not necessary.