Religious Education Staff............................................Pastor- Father John M. Fischer
Director of Faith Formation
Jr/Sr High Coordinator................................................Mary Triplet, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Coordinator (Grades 1-6).....................Karen Phillips
August 15-June 15:
9:00-4:30 M, Tu, Th
(When classes are in session, otherwise 9:00-4:30)
9:00-12:00 noon Fri
Parents must be registered members of Holy Name Parish
in order to enroll their children in the Holy Name Religious Education Program
Junior High/High School 7:00-8:00
Preschool meets during the homily at the 10:30 Sunday Mass in Parish Conference Room
Grades 1-6 meet Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00.
Grades 7-10 meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00.
Classes are held in the Holy Name Parish Center located across the street from the Church.
Sunday School Program
The primary mission of the Sunday School program is to help children enjoy a faith-filled year through prayer, stories, songs and activities. The program is open to children who are three, four and five years old by September 1, as well as students in Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten. The younger children need to be toilet trained and able to leave their parents for an hour.
Sacraments are sacred occasions in family and parish life. Students preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation will be expected to follow all diocesan and parish guidelines.
Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist
Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation (also called Confession or Penance) and First Communion normally take place in the second grade for children who have been baptized. Essential for the preparation of First Communion is regular worship at Sunday Mass, participation in religious education, and a commitment on the part of the parents to the religious education of their child.
Older children (in grades 3 or higher), who have not yet received these sacraments, are prepared with instruction appropriate to the needs of the child with the involvement of the parents. If your child has missed some or all grades, there is a place for your child to begin sacramental preparation in the program.
Specific requirements are handed out at the mandatory parent meetings each September.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Each tenth grade student is invited to be a candidate for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Each will be asked to make a decision and commitment at their Confirmation, to serve God and their Church as full, active, practicing Catholics. As such they will be called to a life of frequent prayer. This means individual prayer, family prayer and prayer as part of a Church community. They will also be called to be a witness/example of their faith in their daily lives. Finally, as adult Catholics we are called to be servants.
Specific requirements are handed out at the mandatory parent meeting each September.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION
Diocesan Opportunities for youth :
Baptismal Planning Class
Held the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Conference Room.
Please call the parish office (886-2628) to preregister.