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Youth Catechesis Classes
General Enrollment Guidelines
Preschool: Classes are offered on Sunday mornings from 10-11 a.m. (English only) and 12-1 p.m. (Bilingual). Preschool students participate in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a highly-specialized early education program.
Grades K-5: Classes are offered on Sunday mornings from 10-11 a.m. (English) and 12-1 p.m. (Bilingual). Students utilize the text Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor.
Grades 6-8: Classes are offered bi-weekly on Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. (English only). Students in grade 6 focus on Biblical literacy and participate in an ongoing Bible study. Students in Confirmation preparation focus on the Magisterium and the four areas of formation: intellectual, spiritual, human, and pastoral.
New Students: New students in grades 2-5 are asked to attend a 4 session program (2 sessions for middle school students) to introduce them to the basic teachings of the Catholic faith.
For preparation for the sacraments of the Eucharist and Confirmation, students are required to complete two years of coursework.
Eucharist: Students preparing for the Eucharist attend class on Sundays in the grade they are in at school. During the second year, students and parents participate in 6 separate sessions to prepare for the Eucharist.
Confirmation: Students preparing for Confirmation attend the pre-candidacy class during their first year and the candidacy class during their second year. Students must be in or have completed seventh grade to enroll in pre-candidacy and must be in or have completed eighth grade to enroll in candidacy.
Registration Forms and Information
|One Student||$50 (includes $25 deposit)|
|Two Students||$75 (includes $25 deposit)|
|Three or More Students||$100 (includes $25 deposit)|
Spirit Youth Group
The Spirit Youth Group is directed by Phil Dezern. The programs, designed for middle school and high school aged youth, focus on building a strong community of young people who seek to live out their faith through experience and learning from the gospels and each other. More...