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Religious Education

The Religious Education Program assists parents in fulfilling their responsibility to inform the child of the truths of our faith as well as to form the child as a follower of Jesus and as a responsible member of the People of God. It includes sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and Eucharist in grades 1st and 2nd; and Confirmation for grades 6-8.

Family Formation
Family Formation combines a monthly gathering (where children meet in grade-specific class settings while parents gather for adult catechesis and formation) and weekly family home lessons where parents, equipped with materials and an understanding of the lessons, teach their children the Faith.

This program in based on the school year from September through May.

Monthly Gatherings
~ Families gather at the Elementary school one time per month for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
~Students in Grades K-6 meet in classes, divided by grade level.
~Parents (of K-8th grade students) have a separate gathering where they are catechized, encouraged, and equipped. This adult catechesis component is key to the transmission of Faith in the home.
~Parents and students are learning about the same topic of Faith.
~Classroom catechists are provided complete curriculum, which is easy to use and engaging for the students.
~Families are given a packet of weekly Home Lessons to use for the rest of the month, at home with their students.

Weekly Family Home Lessons
~Enable parents to be the primary educators of their children in the Catholic Faith.
~Are easy-to-use.
~Take approximately one hour per week to complete.
~Include games, activities, booklets, and audios to keep learning fun.
~Are designed for kids in Grades K-6.
~Bring the whole family together as they study each lesson and then apply it to their day-to-day family life.
~Reinforce Sunday Mass - Family Formation lessons reflect the liturgical year and immerse families into the life and seasons of the Church.

To contact the Religious Education Office, please email jsmith@stpatsfremont.org

Archdiocesan Policy

RCIC

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Confirmation

First Reconciliation

First Eucharist