Religious Education

Contact:  Deacon Vernon Dobelmann

Ministry Mission Statement: Our group of catechists, headed by a director, is responsible for the religious education of children in grades Pre-K4 through eighth who do not attend a Catholic school. More than 275 children are enrolled and there is always a need for more teachers and volunteers.

The Religious Education program of any parish is designed to support, not act as a substitute, for parental responsibility. The parish, through volunteer catechists, parish staff, and pastor, desires to work as a team with parents. Together we provide our children with a sound program to help them become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Current Activities: Registrations are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Religious Education school year which begins in August.

Kindergarten through Communion 1 classes will begin on August 26th from 10:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Communion 2 through Fifth Grade classes will begin on August 22nd from 6:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Sixth Grade through Confirmation 1 Youth Group will begin on August 22nd from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Confirmation 2 Class will begin on August 26th from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

High School Youth Group will begin on August 26th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Important Dates:

  • No Class - Wednesday, November 21st and Sunday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday
  • RCIC PARENTS:  The meeting that was cancelled for Wednesday, October 10th has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 28th at 6 p.m. in the SFCS Media Center.  Please plan on attending. 
  • Three hour "Advent Sunday" class scheduled for December 2nd is cancelled.  Instead, we will have regular Sunday class for Kindergarten and Communion One from 10:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  We will also have an additional regular Wednesday Class for Communion Two through Confirmation One on Wednesday December 5th from 6:15 p.m until 7:30 p.m..
  • First Reconciliation will be February 6th and February 13th, from 6:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  Class schedule to be determined.
  • First Communion Practice - May 1st - Time to be Determined - Please meet in the Family Center for lineup
  • First Communion - May 4th - All First Communicants should be in the Family Center for line up by 9:30 a.m.  First Communion will begin at 10 a.m.

2018-2019 Registration

Advent Day 2017 - Thank you to all of our Religious Education Teachers and Aides for preparing these children to sing the Christmas Carols and re-enact the Nativity.  The parishioners enjoyed the beautiful singing by our students.  Please click here to view the photos from our Advent Day 2017.

Our catechists are volunteers who give generously of themselves. They devote time to spread the message of our faith and to build up our faith community. Most are not teachers by profession; however, all possess a love of the Church and a desire to help our children grow in the love of Jesus. All catechists are required to:

  • Be in good standing with the Catholic Church, living their faith in their daily lives.

  • Attend regular catechetical meetings where continuing education takes place.

  • Conform to all Diocesan requirements including background screening, attendance at a Protecting God’s Children Workshop to educate them on prevention of child sexual abuse and how to recognize and report all forms of child abuse.

Current Membership Opportunities: We need teachers and volunteers. Please fill out the below form if you would like to be a volunteer in Religious Education.

Safe Environment RequirementsAll Religious Education volunteers must complete the Safe Haven - It's Up To You Training .  Please click on the link to Safe Environment to get more information on how to sign up for the Safe Haven - It's Up To You training and the Diocese of Charleston screening forms.

Religious Education Resources:

Religious Education Calendar - Communion 2 - Fifth Grade

Religious Education Calendar - Kindergarten - Communion 1

Religious Education & Youth Group Registration

Religious Education Prayer Book

Be My Disciples Website

Youth Group Calendars

Youth Group Calendar - 6th Grade and Confirmation 1

Youth Group Calendar - Confirmation 2 and High School

Important First Communion Information

First Communion Important Dates

First Communion Attire

First Communion Promise

Important Confirmation Information

Confirmation Overview

Due Date Checklist

Candidates Covenant

Certificate Information

Saint Report

Sponsor Certification

Stewardship Hour Log

Religious Education

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