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Religious Education for Children

Catholics introduce their children to a shared faith experience beginning with Baptism, which is usually celebrated when a child is still quite young. When that child is old enough to learn (and question), we are eager to support their spiritual growth and engagement. Parents are the first and primary teachers of their children, and we feel honored to be asked to share in that experience when children are enrolled in our Religious Education program.

Children in grades one through five meet weekly during the school year to learn more about our Catholic faith in experiences that are age-appropriate. First-graders might use more of a crafts-based approach, while fifth-graders explore active ways to engage in the faith community. Yet all are instructed from nationally accredited educational materials and creative, personal lessons from our volunteer catechists. The children look at how they can best understand and live out our shared faith.

During these weekly sessions, children in second grade and higher can enroll in our two-year Sacramental Preparation program if they wish to receive Eucharist (Communion) or Reconciliation (Confession).

Teens interested in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation can enroll in our two-year program when they are of age. They usually meet twice a month during the school year to learn how to live as mature, responsible Catholics.

For more information or to register, please contact our Faith Formation office at 924-1728 or email at faithformation@santarosaparish.org .