Religious Education

Philosophy

Our commitment is to assist parents in developing within their children a strong Catholic faith. Parents are the most important part of any program and their involvement is the key factor in all that we do in Religious Education. In order to reinforce basic Christian values, each family is encouraged to discuss class materials and review homework every week. Regular participation in this program provides a positive learning experience, active participation in our Parish Community and guidance toward becoming a witness to Christ. In the classroom we strive to develop a child’s love and respect for God and help him/her to form a warm and loving personal relationship with Jesus, as well as a comfortable feeling about the church community. It is also necessary to give the child a firm factual basis in our Catholic Religion. We therefore provide a structured Program in the areas of Prayer, Sacraments, Commandments and Creed. At each grade level, the student is responsible for learning specific material as part of his/her continuing course of study.

Religious Education Classes

Religious Education Classes are held primarily on Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 10:45 at Dag Middle School. There are alternative classes for certain grades. Please contact the Faith Formation Office for more information.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist takes place in 2nd Grade. Children will not be enrolled in the program without previous 1st Grade Faith Formation education. Children are required to attend weekly Mass during sacramental years.

Confirmation

Confirmation preparation begins in the 9th grade. Young people who have completed the 8th Grade are invited to participate. Confirmation is celebrated when the requirements are completed. Young people who have completed the 8th Grade program are invited to attend.
This is a non-graded program that requires participants to complete four courses. These courses are Scripture, Prayer, Contemporary Moral Issues, Service. All four courses are offered at each of the 5 sessions during the year. Confirmation Students are required to attend weekly Mass.

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R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Adults interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith are invited to join us in walking the Journey of Faith. Adults who have not received the Sacrament of Initiation (Baptism, Reconciliation, and Eucharist) are also invited to complete their commitment to the Catholic faith.


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