Welcome to the Religious Education homepage! Here is some general information about our program:
- All families registering children in our program must be parishioners of Sacred Heart, and all new registrations must be accompanied by a copy of the baptismal certificate, and any additional sacramental records/prior Religious Education records if applicable (i.e., if the student is new to our program and beyond 1st grade).
- We offer a traditional Fall Program which meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45, and encompasses grades 1st through 8th. Families may request the preferred day, and we try our best to accomodate the first choice in scheduling request. The Fall Program runs from September through April.
- We also offer an intensive Summer Program during the last two weeks of July from 8 am - 11 am, and these classes also meet one Thursday per month during the school year. Children must be on grade level to register, and except for children entering 1st grade, must have attended the Fall Program for one year with a good attendance record. (As the Summer Program typically has a wait list for some grades, we suggest you get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested in the Summer Program.)
- Our program uses the textbook series 'Alive in Christ,' published by Our Sunday Visitor. We also use the RCL Benziger Family Life program as mandated by Bishop O'Connell.
- NEW! for this year - we are offering an online course for parents about raising children in the Catholic faith, and we are launching Youth Ministry here this year as well! Please see the links and documents sections on the left side of the screen for further information.
For specific information about each program and about our sacramental celebrations, please see the links on the left side of the screen. *As you have noticed, our web site has completely changed, and we are working on adding content this week (week of August 29th). We appreciate your patience as we continue to try to improve our online resources for our families.
If you have any questions, please contact our office. Thank you and God bless you!
Mrs. Jessica Donohue
Director of Religious Education