Parish Religious Education Classes

 

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.

 

 

 

2021-2022 Youth Faith Formation Options
 
PreK 3 through Age 6 (Kindergarten)
St. Paul Parish is excited to provide Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages 3 through 6, Sunday mornings from 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM after the 9:30 AM Family Mass, beginning OCTOBER 2nd, 2022.  There are two Level 1 Good Shepherd Rooms (Hidden Treasure and Precious Pearl Atria) in the basement of the church where classes will take place.
 
Level 2 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)
St. Paul Parish is looking forward to expanding our Level 2 CGS program this year.  Any child who was in the Level 1 Atria last year and is now entering grades 1-3 may continue with CGS.  The True Vine Atrium for Level 2 CGS is located in the basement of the school building (Art Room), and will gather Sunday mornings from 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM after the 9:30 AM Family Mass, beginning October 2nd, 2022. 
 
Grades 1 - 5
Religious Education for grades 1 - 5 will take place on Sunday mornings from 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM after the 9:30 AM Family Mass, beginning OCTOBER 2, 2022.  Classes will take place in the school building.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL Grades 6-8
Middle School students will all gather together each Sunday in the gym after the 9:30 AM Family Mass, from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM for their religious education experience.  Parents are expected to help either by taking turns leading activities, lessons and scripture reading/discussion. 
 

 

 

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)

 

 REGISTRATION

 

CLICK HERE FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

 

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER TO BE A ROOM ASSISTANT, BUILDING SAFETY VOLUNTEER, OR CATECHIST

 

Sacramental Preparation

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.  

 

Registration for First Reconciliation and First Communion is not yet available.

Registration for Confirmation is ready.  If your student is in their Confirmation year please contact Dustine May at the parish office for more information. 

SACRAMENT DATES

CONFIRMATION:  November 5, 2022 - 10:30 AM  -  OR  -  2:00 PM

FIRST RECONCILIATION:  March18, 2023 - 10:30 AM

FIRST EUCHARIST:  April 29, 2023 - 10:30 AM  -  OR  -  2:00 PM  -  OR  -  April 30, 2023 - Noon Mass

 

MANDATORY SACRAMENT PREPARATION RETREAT DATES

CONFIRMATION RETREAT:  Friday, October 28 - Sunday October 30th, 2022

FIRST RECONCILIATION RETREAT:  Sunday, March 12, 2023, 2:00-5:00 PM

FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT:  Sunday, April 23, 2023, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

 

SACRAMENT PREPARATION/RETREAT FEES

Confirmation Retreat Fee:  $200

First Reconciliation/First Eucharist Retreat Fee (combined):  $55

 

 

QUESTIONS?

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.

 

Family Devoted to Christ