Our Religious Education program provides for an organized, structured environment in which the teaching and tradition of our Catholic faith can be passed on from generation to generation from pre-k through 8th grade. We prepare the second graders for their First Reconciliation, and to receive their First Holy Communion, and for our 8th grade students, the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our parish program offers many opportunities for our youth to grow in their knowledge, understanding, and the practice of our Catholic faith.
In addition to your child’s involvement in a once-weekly (Wednesday) catechetical program, it is important that religious education is supplemented by a strong family faith life that is marked by weekly mass attendance, prayer, sacrifice, and participation in the sacramental life of the Church. We encourage you to work with your children on their Religious Education lessons. Let's work together as we help our youth learn more about our wonderful Catholic faith that has been handed down to us from Jesus!
All high school students may join us for once-weekly (Wednesday) Youth Group as we will work to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. Our goal is to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community and to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Duc In Altum
Duc In Altum is a program that gathers together college students and seminarians onto teams of four and sends them out to parishes to spread the good news of our Lord among children and youth. For grade school children the program consists of catechetical instruction, songs, games, Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, lunch, recess and more. Duc In Altum balances strong catechetical content with having FUN! The high school program has catechetical instruction, a night of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation, and fellowship with the team. The goal of both programs is to help our children and teens to know the Lord better and love him more deeply.
This program is for those who are: thinking of becoming Catholic or would like to become Catholic, have been baptized Catholic but have not yet received their First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation.
This program is designed for adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and/or are thinking about becoming Catholic. The classes present an overview of Catholic beliefs and provide an opportunity to ask questions and explore your feelings and any concerns you might have. No pressure will be exerted in any way; you will find yourself in a friendly and welcoming environment where you can comfortably contemplate this important decision in your life.
Those who go through the process who have not yet been baptized (called catechumens) have the opportunity to join the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil Mass, where they receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and their First Holy Communion.
Those who wish to enter the Catholic Church, and are already baptized in any denomination, may also complete their journey at Easter time. They too are formally welcomed into full membership in the Catholic Church and receive the sacraments they have not yet received.