Youth Religious Education (REP)

St. Therese Religious Education Program Mission
 
We, as staff and Catechists, accept as our mission to:
•Participate in the Catholic formation of your child.
•Nurture a sense of awareness of God in others and ourselves.
•Nurture a familiarity with prayer.
•Nurture an appreciation and a fuller participation in the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.
 
The religious education program is not intended to replace parents as the primary educators of their children.
Our goal is to promote the growth of your child’s faith in a multicultural community that will nurture and sustain that faith.
 
Responsibilities of Parents
 
We ask that you:
•Pray together as a family
•Attend Mass regularly.
•Encourage regular and prompt attendance. Make classes a priority for your child (Please note: Children in the First Communion and Confirmation classes are allowed only three absences.)
•Continue to enrich yourself as a Catholic.
•Volunteer your services: Our volunteer Catechists are believing adults who share their faith through teaching our children. Please prayerfully consider sharing your faith with our children.
 
Classes
 
Classes for all grade levels are Wednesdays from 6:00pm until 7:20pm.(Please see calendar for dates of classes)
Religious Education Classes are taught in English and Spanish.
 
Tuition
 
Grades K-12: $60 per student
(Extra fee of $30 for students in the Confirmation Class (Grade 11-12) for retreat at “Camp Tekakwitha”-  Payable in April)
•A family will pay no more than $200 total.The minimum to enroll is $30 and the rest of the fees must be paid by January 2018.
•Pay tuition in full before September 30, 2017 and save $5.00 off each student.

 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR REP IS OCTOBER 1

 
If there is a difficulty in paying the fee, please contact the Religious Education Office. No family will be turned away.
 
We Need REP Volunteers
Catechists, Assistants of Catechists, Hall Monitors, Parking Lot Monitors, Prayer Partners, Bus Monitors
 
Sacrament Programs
 
First Reconciliation
Reconciliation, the sacrament of healing, is a sacramental celebration in which, through God’s mercy and forgiveness, the sinner is reconciled with God and also with the Church, Christ’s Body, which is wounded by sin. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1422, 1442-5, 1468)
•Students must be baptized.
•There will be a special Reconciliation Service for the children in December.
 
First Eucharist
Reception of the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time is an important event in a child’s life. Through His love for us, Jesus instituted the Eucharist as the memorial of his death and Resurrection and commanded his apostles to celebrate it until his return.
•Students must be baptized.
•Traditionally in our diocese, First Communion is celebrated in 2nd grade as long as the child has been in religious education classes since kindergarten or first grade or is enrolled in Xavier Catholic Schools. If a child has not been in any religious education class, then they must complete 2 years of ReligiousEducation before receiving First Eucharist and have celebrated First Reconciliation.
•Regular attendance at Sunday Mass with family is expected for each child preparing to receive First Eucharist.
•Students must know their prayers. Sign of the Cross, Glory Be, Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition
 
IMPORTANT
 
First Communions will take place during 4 designated weekends ONLY. Families may choose what Mass they will attend during the designated weekends.
•April 28 and 29, 2018
•June 3, 2018
•July 1, 2018
•August 5, 2018
 
Confirmation
The sacrament of Confirmation is:
•One of the sacraments of Christian Initiation – intimately connected with Baptism and Eucharist.
•The sacrament of the Holy Spirit which binds one more closely with the Church.
•The sacrament of Christian Witness
•A process of conversion for all active members of a faith community. Confirmation is seen as a sacrament of maturity. All high school students who wish to be confirmed must complete 9th and 10 grade religious education (or attend Catholic High School) and complete 11th grade Confirmation Class before requesting the sacrament of Confirmation
 
Margaret Jensen
Coordinator of Religious Education
 
Feel free to stop by the church/office to pick up your copy of the registration, or...
 
 
Thank you to the Catholic
Foundation for the Diocese
of Green Bay for their
support of our program.
 
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