Religious Education and Going To Mass
At St. Paul Parish our mission in religious education is to collaborate with parents to form a new generation of Catholics who know and love Jesus Christ and live as his disciples in the community of the Catholic Church. Toward that end, we strive to offer a unified, solid and engaging religious education program. As Catholics we are all tasked with creating disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ in order to save souls and give glory to God. We create disciples by passing on a Catholic way of life to our children. This is accomplished through instruction in the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Faith, a process known as catechesis. It is important to remember that the family is the primary school of religion. In the home parents are to pass the Catholic Faith on to their children. However, these beliefs must also be practiced. According to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church parents are required to bring their children to the Holy Sacrifice of Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
Religious Education fees are $60 per child with a cap at $180 total per family with 3 or more children. Fees are waived for catechists and parent volunteers - VOLUNTEERS are needed to make Sunday catechism possible and successful! Please consider helping and fill out the volunteer form below! (If you are unable to pay any/all fees, please do not hesitate to request a scholarship for your child/ren - fees should never stop any family from participating in religious education)
CLICK HERE FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER TO BE A CATECHIST (TEACHER), ROOM ASSISTANT, OR BUILDING SAFETY VOLUNTEER
At Saint Paul Parish, preparing children for the Sacraments of Eucharist, Confirmation and Reconciliation involves a partnership among families, parishioners, catechists, and staff. As primary teachers and models of the Christian faith, parents are called on most importantly in the sacramental preparation of their children. To assist you in this experience, Saint Paul will provide preparation gatherings for each sacrament throughout the year. Information about those preparation gatherings will be emailed to parents of registered children and youth. Also, students must be registered for, and attend religious education classes through the parish or school for at least 2 years before the sacrament in order to receive their sacraments.
CONFIRMATION: November 4, 2023 - 10:30 AM - OR - 2:00 PM
FIRST RECONCILIATION: March16, 2024 - 10:30 AM
FIRST EUCHARIST: May 4, 2024 - 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM - OR - May 5, 2024 - 11:30 AM Parish Mass
MANDATORY SACRAMENT PREPARATION RETREAT DATES
CONFIRMATION RETREAT: Friday, October 20 - Sunday October 22, 2023
FIRST RECONCILIATION RETREAT: Sunday, March 10, 2024 2:00-5:00 PM
FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT: Sunday, April 28, 2024 2:00 - 4:00 PM
SACRAMENT PREPARATION/RETREAT FEES
Confirmation Retreat Fee: $130 Confirmation Preparation Fee $60
First Reconciliation/First Eucharist Retreat Fee (combined): $65
If you have any questions, please contact Dustine May at the Parish Office at 330-499-2201 ext. 107; or email [email protected]. Thank you.