Religious Education Catalogue
1st – 9th Grade Religious Education
This program strives to provide quality religious education which enables its students in grades 1 - 9 to grow in their faith and develop a better understanding of the message of Christ. Teachers and assistants are vital to the success of this program which meets on Wednesday evenings from September to May.
First Reconciliation and First Communion
For children 2nd Grade age and older, this program prepares children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. Volunteers are needed to lead small groups with the children.
Senior High Teen Ministry
The teen youth group helps teens develop individual relationships with God. During meetings on alternate Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, the youth group gathering fosters a relationship with Jesus through Bible studies, discussions, and personal experience in an atmosphere that is open and loving! Youth group provides an atmosphere where teens can express their feelings and experience the unconditional love of Christ. Finally, the program helps teens become part of a community where everyone is invited to experience the fullness of LIFE through fun and exciting activities, including SEARCH weekends, Seubenville Retreat, and youth rally. Adult volunteers are needed for the success of this ministry.
For those entering the sophomore year of high school. The goal of our confirmation program is to help participants better understand the Catholic faith and the role of Confirmation in the life of a Catholic today. The majority of the preparation for Confirmation takes place the summer after the freshmen year when candidates attend Cor Christi on the University of Mary campus for 6 days. Cor Christi provides focused instruction on the foundational teachings and practices of the Catholic faith. Candidates and parents then meet once a month from October through January for additional preparation for this lifelong commitment to the faith.
Marriage Preparation Sponsor Couple
Experienced married couples are needed to assist engaged couples preparing for marriage. Married couples are trained in the use of the FOCCUS evaluation and walk engaged couples through the results of their FOCCUS. Married couples are given the opportunity to share with couples preparing for marriage the wisdom they have gained over the course of their married life.
Faith Formation for Adults
There will never come a time when we know everything there is to know about God and the way God acts in the world. There will never come a time when we have our lives all figured out and know exactly how to act and what to choose in every situation. We are all on a life-long journey of faith.
This ministry enriches the faith formation of adults by offering a variety of topics of interest in a way that accommodates many different learning styles.