Parish Religious Education Programs

For more information about any of these programs, please contact the RE Office – Mary Boedeker, our D.R.E.

ADULT PROGRAMS

R.C.I.A. CLASSES are offered throughout the year. Contact Deacon Boedeker for more information or to register.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMS

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION is offered through the Parish School of Religion program. Our parish follows the rules established by the Archdiocesan Religious Education Office. We offer the sacrament to those who have entered Eighth Grade and who have completed at least one complete year of formal religious education prior to entering the Sacrament program. It is celebrated in the spring at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

FIRST EUCHARIST PREPARATION is offered through the Parish School of Religion program. Our parish follows the rules established by the Archdiocesan Religious Education Office. We offer the sacrament to those who have entered Second Grade and who have completed at least one complete year of formal religious education prior to entering the Sacrament program. It is celebrated on the Third Sunday of Easter.

FIRST PENANCE PREPARATION is offered through the Parish School of Religion program. Our parish follows the rules established by the Archdiocesan Religious Education Office. We offer the sacrament to those who have entered Second Grade and who have completed at least one complete year of formal religious education prior to entering the Sacrament program. It is celebrated in December

CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS

LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN is offered at the 9:00 AM Mass each Sunday. Children from the ages of 3 through 10 are invited to leave the Mass after the Opening Reading. They assemble in their own chapel room under the Church to hear the Sunday readings and a teaching appropriate to their age level. They participate in singing songs, reciting the Creed and praying together the General Intercessions. Then they return to their families in Church for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION is offered on Wednesday evenings from the first Wednesday after Labor Day until the Wednesday before Memorial Day. The classes run from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. They are held in Building I and begin in the cafeteria. All parish children from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade are expected to attend unless they go to a full-time Catholic school. However, our full-time Catholic School students are welcome to attend, also.

TEENS4UNITY is our parish youth group and is open to all those in high school. It meets in our Youth Room in Building 1 each Wednesday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m. The members seek to find ways to bring unity within their community especially by helping various service organizations.