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: Registration is now open for Confirmation 1 and Confirmation 2 - Summer Classes. The classes will start on June 4th and will end on June 15th (Monday through Friday) from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Also 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.
Volunteers for the 2018-2019 Catechetical year are needed in Religious Education. There are openings for aides for Pre-K through Communion 1 - 1st Grade curriculum - 1st and 2nd Graders in first year of preparation for First Communion on Sunday and Wednesday evening. We need a teacher and two aides for Communion 2 - 2nd grade curriculum with 2nd and 3rd graders in the second year of prep. If you are interested in becoming an aide or a teacher, please fill out the form below.
On Wednesday, April 25th, Religious Education had recognition for those students who had good Mass and class attendance, students who knew all of their prayers, and a thank you to those students who are our altar servers. Congratulations to all of these students!
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 Requirements: All 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.
To Join or update your family in our Religious Education Program, please click on the link below: