Classes meet September through April on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in our parish school. If your child will be absent from Wednesday night Religious Education class please call the Religious Education Administrative Assistant at 651-357-1209.
Registration and Tuition Assistance Information:
You can also fill out our ONLINE form for registration by following this link.
A Tuition Assistance Form is included in the hard copy Registration Packet.
If using ONLINE registration, you can fill out our Tuition Assistance form by following this link.
No parish child will be denied Religious Education. All information is kept strictly confidential.
Program Faculty and Staff:
Our educational team consists of Professional Catechists, that is, degreed, licensed teachers, a full-time Director, and parent volunteers as Teaching Assistants in many classrooms, in addition to leading our Student Liturgy Club. In most cases, individual tutoring by trained volunteers can be arranged on site for students when circumstances dictate. A Home Schooling option is also available.
Our parish objectives have steadfastly focused on educational excellence. Fully complying with religion standards in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, for grades one through six, we use the We Believe series from Sadlier Publications, and God’s Own Making – Catholic Values of Human Sexuality by Sadlier Publications, as a take-home course for grades four through seven.
In grades seven and eight, we are using RCL Benzinger’s four-part Be My Disciples series for junior high. Included in this series are: Christ Reveals God’s Mystery, Christ in the New Testament, Life in Christ Jesus, and Christ in the Liturgy.
Program enhancements for our students and their families include Penance Services, community service projects, a Liturgy Club where students are given the opportunity and training to participate in Masses and prayer services, an eighth grade parent/guardian classroom evening focusing on the faith concepts included in the Sixth and Ninth Commandments – chastity and the principles for using the the gift of sexuality, and workshops designed to help parents and students prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. (A more detailed description of these workshops can be found under our Sacramental Preparation section.)