Thanksgiving holiday schedule changes: k-8 students
No Religious Education classes on Monday November 20 thru Sunday November 26. Please call our department if you have any questions.
Kindergarten through 5th grade
It is through catechesis, (Religious Education) that we continue to grow in our Catholic faith and to allow our children to broaden their faith and knowledge of Jesus. Children, from Kindergarten through 8th grades, are helped to learn about and deepen their Christian faith and identity through initiation rites, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacrament of First Eucharist, and instruction and formation of conscience. Furthermore, catechesis is recognizing the contemporary concern for education in morality and values in the teaching of the Catholic faith and parental guidance. Classes are offered weekly during the school year.
(6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Catechesis)
The middle school youth ministry experience created for early adolescents in grades 6, 7 and 8. It is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional and social needs of young adolescents. It offers guidance, reassurance, and Jesus’ love to a group of people who have so many options and choices before them. This program meets on Monday nights, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. during the school year.
Middle School Core Team Member
The adult team member is a volunteer who leads the
children through small-group discussions. This person should have great listening skills to hear the call from these youth. A Teen Core Team Member is paired up with the group of ten children and the Adult Core Team member. We are looking for teenagers who are in their junior or senior year in high school who can offer their listening skills and receive community service hours while doing this.
RCIC-Rite of Christian Initiation for Children
The RCIC program is for children who were not
baptized Catholic before the age 7, and for those
children who are coming from another faith community and would like to be baptized in the Catholic Church. Classes are offered for 2nd grade through 7th grade once a week during the school year.
liturgy of the word
On Sundays Presentation will be offering a wonderful place for children to gather during the 12:15 and 2:15 (Spanish) Mass to hear the Sunday readings, and recite prayers and songs of the faithful. Each child will receive an age appropriate message on how the readings apply to them.
Adults and teens are invited to volunteer in this vibrant ministry for our parish children. Training and support will be provided.
Matthew 19:14 "But Jesus said, "let the children come to me, and do not hinder them: for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven".
religious education office
Minister of Religious Education
Links to documents
There are many opportunities to help in the Religious Education office such as office help, library duty, parking lot and safety patrol.
Classroom Catechist or Leader
Catechists are women and men who have responded to a
ministerial call that includes a willingness to give an hour and a half a week to assist with the faith formation of our parish children. Curriculum, books and supplies are provided for you. Catechists use their talents that will enrich the lives of these public school children every day. Catechists come from many parts of our faith community; there are senior citizens, singles, high school students and parents of children at our parish school who are involved in Catechetical ministry. Most catechists find the experience very enriching and rewarding. The youth are our future - please share your time to enrich their lives.
A Classroom Aide is someone who assists our catechists in the classroom with crafts, copying, Bible story readings and many other important tasks. It only requires an hour and a half a week to share with students.