The Religious Education program serves children from Kindergarten to Grade 10. The school year is from late September to mid-May with registration starting in late August. Registration is ongoing until we near the end of the school year with newcomers and latecomers always welcome. Stay tuned for registration information for the coming 2021-2022 school year including a link to the form in late August.
Classes are usually held on most Sundays (holiday weekends are generally off). For the 2020-2021 school year, because of the pandemic, classes for grades K to 8 were held remotely on Zoom starting at 9:45 a.m. and ended by 10:15 a.m. to give families time to get ready to join the 11 a.m. Mass online or in person; and thus put our faith into action through participation in the weekly celebration of the Eucharist. We are hopeful with the progress being made with the pandemic and pray that we will be able to return to pre-pandemic in-person classes for the 2021-2022 school year depending on how things are in the fall.
Confirmation classes for grades 9 and 10 were a hybrid of in-person and remote on Zoom. Confirmation I (grade 9) and Confirmation II (grade 10) classes meet on alternating weeks most Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. followed by the 5:30 Mass.
Besides classes, there will be opportunities for families to gather (perhaps still following some form of social distancing and safe practices depending on how things are with the pandemic in the fall) once a month in the church. Please use the link above (available in late August) to register your child or stop by the rectory to complete your registration process.
The St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Religious Education Program is an essential part of the mission of the parish. The parish supports the children's parents who are the primary teachers of the faith. The goal of the program is to form the students to be disciples of Jesus Christ, capable of living life with Catholic-Christian values.
The program used from our kindergarten to grade 5 is Spirit and Truth published by Sophia Institute and is rooted in engaging and immersing students in the Catholic Faith. For middle school ministry, this year we will be implementing the Edge program by Life Teen. We look to help parents establish the foundation learning and understanding of the doctrines of our Catholic faith and support the children to grow in wisdom and understanding as dictated by their age and learning abilities.
If you have any questions, please click here to contact our Religious Education Director, Christine Nadjarian.