School of Religion
Faith Formation for Children & Youth
The parish is the center of faith formation for Catholics. Every person in your pews, every Catholic in your parish community…child or adult…is on their own journey toward Christ and a life of discipleship.
School of Religion Classes Grades 1-8
Our School of Religion seeks to open children, Grades 1 through 8, to the discovery of the goodness and beauty of God reflected in their world, and help them experience this within the Catholic community. It helps them grow in their faith, to understand our Catholic tradition, our unity in Christ and the many gifts of the Holy Spirit. Preparation is made for receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.
Sacrament Preparation for 1st Communion and 1st Penance
The traditional sequence of receiving First Penance before First Communion was affirmed in the norms of the General Catechetical Directory (GCD) issued by the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy (April 11, 1971).
Good catechesis not only requires that we keep the order of these sacraments as instructed, but also that we show their fundamental relationship to each other. By establishing sound and positive catechesis from both parents and religious educators to prepare the children for receiving these sacraments, they will be providing a strong spiritual foundation in the life of the child.
The goal of the Confirmation preparation program is to instill the value of service that flows from the regular practice of our faith, which is an essential part of being a member of the Catholic Church.
Our program emphasizes the Archdiocesan requirement that it be a two-year program. Therefore, our program begins in Seventh grade with Confirmation being conferred in the Eighth grade.
Our program seeks to nurture the spiritual growth and development of the students as they prepare for full initiation into the Catholic Church.
Nativity School of Religion
2020 ~ 2021
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, classes are held via Zoom. Listed below are all the informational materials for this year's program.
School of Religion Program 2020-21 ~ online via Zoom
Sunday School Term begins Sunday, October 18 ~ 8:15 a.m.
Orientation and Prayer Service will be led by Deacon Peloso
Confirmation Preparation classes will begin on Wednesday, October 21 ~ 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (these classes will also be held via Zoom)
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
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