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.
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 in order to receive their sacraments.
CONFIRMATION: November 13, 2021 - 10:30 AM - OR - 2:00 PM
FIRST RECONCILIATION: April 9, 2022 - 10:30 AM
FIRST EUCHARIST: April 30, 2022 - 10:30 AM - OR - 2:00 PM - OR - May 1, 2022 - Noon Mass
SACRAMENT PREPARATION/RETREAT FEES
Confirmation Retreat Fee: $50
First Reconciliation/First Eucharist Retreat Fee (combined): $50
MANDATORY SACRAMENT PREPARATION RETREAT DATES
CONFIRMATION RETREAT: Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 8:00 AM-9:00 PM
FIRST RECONCILIATION RETREAT: Sunday, April 3, 2022, 2:00-5:00 PM
FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT: Sunday, April 24, 2022, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2ND GRADE SACRAMENT REGISTRATION FORM
CLICK HERE FOR THE CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION FORM
If you have any questions, please contact Dustine May at the Parish Office at 330-499-2201 ext. 109; or email [email protected] Thank you.