Religious Education K-5
This program is for students from Kindergarten - Grade 5.
Classes are held Monday evenings from 6:15pm-7:30pm
The textbook series used for grades 1-5 is “Finding God”, published by Loyola. The kindergarteners’ lessons come from the textbook series “I am Special”, published by Our Sunday Visitor.
Class sizes vary, but are typically around 8-12 children. Catechists are encouraged to add activities to the textbook lessons to recognize the liturgical seasons and holy days. Every grade level is also assigned a traditional Catholic prayer to learn and practice throughout the school year. Some of the extra activities the students join together to celebrate are:
- All-Class Masses
- Francis Pet Blessing
- Christmas Program
- Mardi Gras Bowling Night
- Seasonal Reconciliation
- Occasional community speakers
Regular attendance is stressed and a full calendar of events is handed out on the first class night.
First Reconciliation preparation begins in the First Grade, following through to the first semester of Second Grade where it is celebrated during Advent. Second Grade then builds on those lessons in their preparation for First Communion, held after Easter. Both sacraments are preceded by parent meetings and family workshops as part of the sacrament experience.