RELIGIOUS Education

First Communion

The goal of our Religious Education program is to bring our children and young adults to know Jesus Christ. While parents are the primary teachers of religion to their children, the education of our young people in Catholic principles, faith and tradition is of tremendous importance to our parish. Thus, we try to integrate our religious education with family life. We try to encourage in our young people an enthusiasm for their faith. Our religious education program encompasses the eight primary grades. All the grades use the Pflaum gospel weeklies which are take-home readers that include learning about our profession of faith, celebrating mysteries, life in Christ, and Christian prayer. The second grade is devoted entirely to preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Our junior high program consists of 7th and 8th grade students who are instructed by a team of adults. If you wish to assist at any grade level or need more information about the program, contact the rectory at 568-5272. 



Confirmation Preparation

 This is a two-year process in which candidates are prepared for receiving the Gift of the Holy Spirit. Effective in 2018-19, students will be confirmed in Grade 9. For more information, contact the inter-parish office at 568-8280. 



Adult Sacramental Preparation Program

This is a program for any adults who are seeking entrance into the Catholic Church or any adults who have not received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation or Holy Eucharist. This program meets weekly from November to Easter. 


The Program

Where: St. Theresa Rectory

When:Tuesday @ 7-8 pm

Who:Adults 18 or over. The number varies each year depending on the number of interested people.

Sacraments:The sacraments are received during the Easter season. 



Contact Deacon Rick Lapierre at 568-8280 to inquire.


SPRED


SPRED is an international religious education program designed for persons with developmental disabilities. It brings religion to those who might have difficulty being included in traditional religious education. At SPRED sessions, a small community of faith is a shared experience with catechists and special friends.

Who can participate in SPRED?

Anyone with developmental disabilities ages six and older may participate. Age groups include 6-10, 11-16, 17-21, and 22 years and over. Each special friend is paired up with a helper catechist from his or her local Church. Generally, a group has up to six special friends each paired with a helper catechist; an activity catechist; and a leader catechist. At our parish we currently have a group for persons who are 22 years and older.