Religious Education Virtual Class Schedule 2020-2021
October 4, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22
December 6, 13, 20
January 10, 24, 31
February 7, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 11, 18, 25
Overview St. Philip the Apostle Church holds Religious Education (RE) classes for children Grades 1-8. Regular attendance is mandatory for children in Grade 1 through Grade 8 who attend public or other Christian (non-Catholic) schools from. We follow diocesan curriculum and guidelines and use a diocesan-approved textbook for Grades 1-8.
Catechists and Assistants St. Philip the Apostle Church is blessed to have a volunteer staff of dedicated men and women teaching our children and youth. These volunteers make our program one of the best around as far as teaching content and being living examples of faith in action. Our teachers and aides have all completed clearances according to diocesan norms for those who work with children and youth in the diocese. If you are interested in getting involved with the Religious Education program, please contact the Parish Office.
Class Times RE classes typically run from mid-September through early May. Grades Pre-K/K through Grade 8 are traditionally offered on Sunday mornings from 8:15-9:20am. Students in Grades 5-8 have the option of attending class on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm twice a month. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we re currently operating with a virtual learning model. Schedules are available on the table across from the Religious Ed office.
Registration Families complete a registration form for each child on entering our religious education program each year. Registration fees help cover basic costs of running our RE Program: textbook costs/online license fees. Tuition is due by September 11. All checks may be made to St. Philip the Apostle Church. REGISTRATION LINKS: Family Information Form, Student Registration Form, Medical Information/Release Form
Sacramental Preparation If your child is in the years before and of sacrament preparation, we require satisfactory class attendance. Parent meetings for sacramental preparation are held, and parents must attend these meetings. Retreats are required for sacramental preparation years as well. There is a Penance Retreat for children preparing for First Penance and a Eucharist Retreat for First Eucharist Preparation. Students to be confirmed participate in a Confirmation retreat. Also, in addition to the Confirmation Retreat, those to be confirmed have other requirements: weekly Mass attendance, service hours, a saint report for their chosen Confirmation name, and a final interview with the pastor to determine the candidate’s readiness and desire to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation.