REligious education 2022-2023
Registration is now closed for 2022-2023 classes.
Classes run through May 7, 2023.
- Pre-K: We offer two groups, with each group meeting twice a month in the space behind the altar:
Group A will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Group B will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
- Kindergarten – 5th: Meet on Sundays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. at the St. Agnes Center.
- 6th – 12th: Meet on Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the St. Agnes Center (for students who have not received the Sacraments of Initiation). For those students grades 6th-12th who have received the Sacraments of Initiation, please see Marian Group Registration (click here).
PRE-K: AGES 3 – 4 YEARS OLD
We follow a curriculum based on Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessorian method to Catholic religious education. Our curriculum incorporates hands-on learning, along with integrating children into the liturgical life of the Church. Its primary areas of learning are centered on the Scriptures (including biblical geography), Liturgy, and important feasts in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar. The classroom is located behind the altar and it is set up with hands-on learning materials to engage the child and help facilitate a relationship between the child and Jesus.
KINDERGARTEN – 5th GRADES
We are offering the newly released Word of Life curriculum created by the Augustine Institute for both our in person classes and for our Homeschool community. This is an engaging and relevant kerygmatic catechesis that young learners will enjoy through a blended learning model of textbook, online learning interactions, and engaging video enhancements.
It uses a teach-the-teacher model that equips teachers to present lessons effectively and themselves to be more deeply formed in the faith as they teach. When teachers and catechists are well-formed and passionate about the content, everyone benefits and grows in holiness.
This authentic and comprehensive program for both children and parents, provides a complete family faith formation with Word of Life materials and the expansive digital library of Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press.
6th – 12th GRADES
We follow a curriculum that takes young people on a journey through the entire Catholic faith in all its richness. Youth will learn about the existence of God, Creation and the Human Person, and key people and events all the way through Salvation History. They will be educated in the articles of the Creed and the Fundamentals of Catholic Doctrine and the Moral Life. Youth will understand how the Liturgy, Sacraments, Prayer, Discipleship, and Evangelization are the ways to grow in their faith and deepen their love for Christ and our Catholic Church. For students who have not received the Sacraments of Initiation. For those students grades 6th-12th who have received the Sacraments of Initiation, please see Marian Group Registration (click here).
BAPTISM FOR OLDER CHILDREN
Children six years old and under are received through infant baptism.
Children seven and older are received through the Rite of Christian Initiation. Children will be enrolled in an age appropriate class to help prepare them to receive their sacrament(s) on Easter Vigil.
RECONCILIATION, CONFIRMATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
One year of an approved religious education is required before entering into the Sacramental Preparation Program. This can be accomplished by enrolling in a class at Holy Name, attending a class at another Catholic parish (letter confirming attendance is required) or home schooling using a Catholic based curriculum (must be approved by Father Daniel).
Classes are offered to children entering 2nd-12th grade who have been baptized Catholic and desire to receive their sacraments. This 2-year Fall through Spring program prepares children for their sacraments. We follow the Signs of Grace Curriculum created by the Augustine Institute for elementary students. For youth in 6th – 12th grades, we follow a Catholic curriculum that meets the requirements for sacramental preparation.
Year 1: prepares children to encounter God’s mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation. In addition to classes there will be a parent and child retreat.
Year 2: prepares children to be strengthened and nourished in the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. In addition to classes there will be two retreats.