Religious Education

Our philosophy at St. Catherine’s Religious Education program is that parents are the primary educators of their children. Formal religious education is a necessary element of and a supplement to home teaching and example. Through an enjoyable classroom experience, children are nurtured in the truths and teachings of their faith and are called to worship and serve Jesus as they form their Christian identity and take their place in the Christian community. The curriculum is developmental and builds a broad base of religious knowledge. Our program reflects an integrated learning experience composed of catechesis, prayer, sacramental preparation, traditional Catholic doctrine, biblical studies, liturgy, community building, and other dimensions of a vibrant Church life.

Our religious education program offers instruction to students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. All Catholic children attending public schools or non-Catholic private schools are expected to participate in this program. The religious education program offers an ongoing, continuing development of the Christian personality. The program is not a convenience for the reception of the sacraments of Confirmation, Eucharist, and Reconciliation. Just as the sacraments are not isolated events, but rather an integral part of the Christian life, so too, each grade in religious education adds to the development of the Christian life. Our aim is to provide a loving and caring Christian atmosphere in which our parish youth can grow in sound Christ-like attitudes and values.

Religious Education meets on:

  • Sundays 8:30am-9:40am (Kindergarten – Grade 8)
  • Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:10pm  (Grades 1-9)
  • Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:40pm (Kindergarten – Grade 6)
  • Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:10pm (Grades 7-12 and RCIA Adapted for Children and Teens)

For more information about Religious Education, please see our Parent Handbook or contact Robyn Spencer at (904) 264-0577 or e-mail her at religioused@stcatherineop.com.

To see our yearly calendar, please click here.

To register for Religious Education 2016-2017, please click here.