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 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM after the 9:00 AM Family Mass, beginning OCTOBER 3rd, 2021.  There are two Good Shepherd Rooms in the basement of the church where classes will take place.
 
Grades 1 - 5
Religious Education for grades 1 - 5 will take place on Sunday mornings from 10:15 - 11:45 AM after the 9:00 AM Family Mass, beginning OCTOBER 3, 2021.  Classes will take place in the school building.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL Grades 6-8
We are excited to once again be offering EDGE for our Middle School students at St. Paul Parish.  EDGE will take place in the gym on Sunday mornings from 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM after the 9:00 AM Family Mass, beginning OCTOBER 3, 2021.  Parents are expected to help either by leading small group discussions, or helping the leader with games, snacks, or other items as needed. 
 
Online Options Available: Request "prefer online instruction" in the special needs area of the registration form.  
 
 
 
Religious Education fees are $80 for one child, $150 for two children and $210 for three (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 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.  

 

SACRAMENT DATES

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

 


 

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.

 

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