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Immaculate Conception Religious Education Program

 
Our Religious Education program is intended for the religious formation of our parish children attending public schools in First through Eighth Grade. Our dedicated staff of professional teachers and catechists is devoted to helping the children of our parish become fully initiated into our community of Catholic faith. They also direct and organize the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation for both our catechetical program and our parish School. All of our programs are approved by the diocese and are aimed towards leading the children to fulfillment in God through Christ and Church. The mission of our Christ-centered catechetical program is to teach each child the richness of our Catholic faith tradition so that they not only learn what it means to be Catholic, but are also transformed through an experience of Jesus as their friend, shepherd and Savior. Through our Catholic school and Religious Education Program ministry, we can offer our children a thorough initiation into our Catholic way of life.
 

Registration for our Religious Education Program for new students and families takes place in the fall, with classes beginning around mid-September and continuing through the end of April. Under normal circumstances, classes would meet in our school on Wednesdays from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, all Religious Education Program classes meet virtually on a weekly basis via Zoom Video Conferencing. Classes commenced on Wednesday, September 16th and will conclude on Wednesday, April 28th.

Immaculate Conception Sacramental Program Policy

Our parish policy states that students must attend Religious Education classes in First and Second Grade to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion in Second Grade, while students must attend Religious Education classes in Sixth and Seventh Grades to receive the sacrament of Confirmation in Eighth Grade. All course requirements must be met and regular attendance is expected.

Religious Education Program Tuition For 2020-2021 School Year

Tuition fee includes all books and class materials and instruction by IC School Teachers.

One student per family (Grades 1-7): $300

One student (Grade 8) (classes end on Wednesday, December 16th): $150 (plus Confirmation fee of $50)

Tuition increases by $100 per additional child

Confirmation fee (Grade 8): $50

Communion fee (Grade 2): $50

Registration fee (for first time families only): $30

Late fee (after Tuesday, September 29th): $50

First Tuition payment: Wednesday, October 21st 

Second Tuition payment: February 10, 2021

Religious Education Curriculum For 2020-2021 School Year

Our Religious Education Program will be following a Constellation Plan for this school year.  In the vast amount of information in a Religious Education Program, we will be focusing on specifics. Our goal is to focus on the fundamentals.  Each class will follow a format which includes the following concepts:
Learning

Acting 

Praying  

We will also make it possible to Stay Near To God! by keeping lessons short, simple and safe. All of our Religious Education classes are taught by IC School Professional Teachers (most at the Grade level they teach daily.) While this school year is dramatically different from any other, it will provide us with an opportunity to grow closer to Jesus and develop our faith more deeply.

Our weekly Zoom classes include the following activities:

Opening Prayer, Weekly Intentions, Life of a Saint, Weekly Education Topic from Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, Social Justice Initiative (Living our Faith), Question Created by the Class to Share with Family Members, Closing Prayer.

For additional details regarding our Religious Education Program, please contact our Religious Education Coordinator, Julie Szwedo

Religious Education Program Calendar