Religious Education Classes
Children who do not attend Catholic School must attend Religious Education classes on a regular basis. St. Philip’s holds classes for children in Pre-School through Grade 8, but classes are mandatory for students in Grades 1 – 8. We encourage all our children to attend classes. We invite and welcome parental participation.
Children in Pre-School through Grade 8 attend class on Sunday mornings. These classes meet from 8:15-9:20am. There is also a Sunday evening option for students in Grades 5-8. These students attend class twice a month for two hours, from 6:00–8:00pm.
Once Confirmation has been celebrated, we encourage our confirmed youth to continue involvement with our parish, especially by participating in our youth ministry programs, activities, and events.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a valuable part of our parish. People interested in learning more about the Catholic Church with the intent to join meet once a week for prayer, reflection on the weekly Scripture readings, and class. Catechumens, people who have never been baptized in any denomination, go through a series of rituals during the process, culminating in the celebration of baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter vigil. Candidates, Christians who have been baptized but now wish to become Catholic, go through the same classes. Their full incorporation into the Church also comes at the Easter vigil with a profession of faith and the celebration of the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. This year’s class is meeting on Sunday afternoons. For more information, call the Parish Office.
Vacation Bible School
We offer Vacation Bible School for a week each summer. We always need adults and older youth to help plan and run the VBS. These volunteers must also complete diocesan clearances to teach and help with VBS. Dates and theme for VBS are announced by the last RE class at the latest. Watch the parish bulletin for additional information about VBS and other important RE events. Please contact the Parish Office regarding registration, questions, or volunteering.