Core Curriculum. Our eight-year program from the religious education of children goes from first through eighth grade. For those who start late or miss a grade, special home study is required before they can join our program at their grade level. Please click here to register for these classes and to obtain the class schedules. While an online home study course is available, in-person learning is more effective. When a class is missed, the online home study course provides the make-up lesson for the students who are enrolled in the regular in-person classes. In order to advance to the next grade level, the required lessons for the previous grade levels must be mastered. The Catechism of the Heart is our guide in this regard.
Grade One: Basic Prayers and Teachings
Grade Two: Participating fully in the Mass
Grade Three: Confession and Communion
Grade Four: Celebrating the Sacraments
Grade Five: Obeying the Ten Commandments
Grade Six: Following the Six Precepts
Grade Seven: Living the Seven Virtues
Grade Eight: The Catholic Christian Lifestyle
Parental Involvement. There are quarterly meetings for parents which are held during their children’s class times. Sacramental preparation is available for those students who are part of our core curriculum classes. While their children are learning the faith, the parents can renew their faith! Finally, our religion classes are in vain if the family does not attend Mass weekly and practice the faith daily. Our goal is to know, love, and serve God in this life, so that we can be happy with him both now and for all eternity. Live your faith, love your faith, and share your faith each day!