Religious Education

Contact:  Deacon Galo Barreto

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:

Dear parents and students...

In the midst of all the vicissitudes and changes that we have all had to face from the last 6 months, it is my hope that you and your families are well physically, emotionally and spiritually. As we approach our new Religious Education / Catechesis year, we entrust our works to the protection of the Blessed Mother.

Please pay attention to the following points:

  • With great optimism that everything will improve as the days go by, I am pleased to inform you that our catechetical period for the year 2020-2021 will begin on Wednesday, September 9.
  • Classes will initially be held both online and in-person according to the calendar attached to this message. All the activities scheduled in this calendar are subject to changes or accommodations according to the circumstances and regulations that might be issued by the official authorities in relation to COVID-19.
  • Face-to-face classes will be from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.
  • Listed below is the information you will need in regards to doing Religious Education online.  You will also find a calendar to download.
  • We are following the Centers for Disease Control and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control guidelines and recommendations to ensure the safety of children attending for face-to-face classes, if you allow then to attend
  • I invite you to stop by our office on September, Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm to pick up the books and the lesson plan that your children should take this year.
  • If you are going to bring your child to the scheduled in-person class on Wednesday 09 (Communion 1 and Communion 2) that day you can also receive the information, otherwise please come on Monday or Tuesday to avoid crowds.
  • I thank you for your patience and understanding regarding this new beginning.

If you have any question / concern, please do not hesitate to contact me.

May Almighty God bless you always.

Deacon Galo De Jesus Barreto

Director of Religious Education

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Agosto 25, 2020

Queridos padres y estudiantes…

En medio de todas las vicissitudes y cambios a los cuales todos hemos tenido que enfrentarnos en los últimos meses, es mi deseo que ustedes y sus familias se encuentren bien física, emocional  y espiritualmente. A medida que nos acercamos a nuestro nuevo año de Educación Religiosa / Catequesis, confiamos nuestro trabajo a la protección de la Santísima Madre de Dios.  Por favor preste atención a los siguientes puntos:

  • Con mucho optimismo en que todo vaya mejorando con el pasar de los días, me complace informarles que nuestro período de catequésis para el año 2020-2021 inciará el día miércoles 9 de Septiembre.
  • Las clases inicialmente se realizarán tanto en línea, como presencial de acuerdo con el calendario que anexo a este mensaje. Todas las actividades programadas en este calendario están sujetas a cambios o acomodaciones de acuerdo con las circunstancias y regulaciones que sean impartidas por parte de las autoridades oficiales en relación con el COVID-19.
  • Las clases presenciales serán de 6:00 a 7:30 pm. los Miércoles.
  • De igual manera, anexo a este mensaje las instrucciones para realizar los trabajos en línea.
  • Seguimos las pautas y recomendaciones de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y del Departamento de Salud y Control Ambiental de Carolina del Sur, para garantizar la seguridad de los niños que asistan a la escuela para las clases presenciales, cuando les corresponda si ustedes los van a traer.
  • Les invito a que pasen por nuestra oficina los días Lunes 07 y Martes 08 de Septiembre de 5:30 a 7:00 pm para recoger los libros y el plan de clases que sus niños deben tomar durante este año.
  • Si usted va a enviar a su hijo a la clase presencial del Miércoles 09 (Comunión 1 y Comunión 2) ese día puede también recibir la información, de lo contrario, por favor venga el Lunes o Martes para evitar aglomeraciones.
  • Les agradezco su paciencia y comprensión con respecto a este nuevo comienzo.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo.

Dios les bendiga abundantemente.

Diácono Galo De Jesús Barreto

Director de Educación Religiosa 


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:

2020-2021 - Religious Education/Youth Group Calendar -  Communion 1, Catechumen, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Confirmation 1

2020-2021 -Youth Group Calendar - Confirmation 2

Religious Education & Youth Group Registration

Religious Education Prayer Book

Be My Disciples Website

Teaching Touching Safety Lessons

2020-2021 - Secrets, Surprises, and Promises - K - 2 - English

2020-2021 - Secrets, Surprises, and Promises - K - 2 - Spanish

2020-2021 - Secrets, Surprises, and Promises - 3 - 5 - English

2020-2021 - Secrets, Surprises, and Promises - 3 - 5 - Spanish

2020-2021 - Secrets, Surprises, and Promises - 6 - 8 - English

2020-2021 - Secrets, Surprises, and Promises - 6 - 8 - Spanish

2020-2021 - Secrets, Surprises, and Promises - 9-12 - English

2020-2021 - Secrets, Surprises, and Promises - 9-12 - Spanish

Important First Communion Information

First Communion Important Dates

First Communion Attire

First Communion Promise

First Communion Frequently Asked Questions (English & Spanish)

Important Confirmation Information

Confirmation Overview

Due Date Checklist

Candidates Covenant

Certificate Information

Saint Report

Sponsor Certification

Stewardship Hour Log

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