RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Welcome to the Religious Education Program at the Office of Faith Formation – East.  The Office of Faith Formation – East currently offers formal religious education classes for students in first through eighth grades.  Students receive the sacraments of reconciliation and Eucharist in the second grade and the sacrament of Confirmation in the eighth grade.

Students in fifth through eighth grade meet in the Parish Activity Center on Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Students in first through fourth grade meet in the Parish Activity Center on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  Religious education classes begin in mid-September and end the week prior to Holy Week.

The objectives of the Religious Education Program at the Office of Faith Formation – East are to promote knowledge of the Catholic faith and tradition, to promote a knowledge of the meaning of the Liturgy and the sacraments, to promote a moral formation in Jesus Christ, to prepare students to live in community and to participate actively in the life and mission of the Church and to promote a missionary spirit that prepares the student to be present as Christians in society.

The role of the Religious Education Program at the Office of Faith Formation – East is to partner with parents to provide methods and resources to promote and encourage the development of a strong faith life in their children and to demonstrate the loving and merciful presence of God the Father in all of our lives.