St. Williams Catholic Church

St. John Mission Dividing Ridge

2019-2020

Religious Education Handbook

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

 

 

Welcome

Parents and Students to St. Williams/St. John Religious Education Program.

 

Your involvement in teaching your child about the catholic faith is very important. One day a week isn’t enough to help your child learn and retain the information.

 

Parish Mission Statement

As witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ we are called to be a faith community reaching out to all ages in prayer, fellowship, stewardship, education and service.

The St. William/St. John Religious Education Programs are designed to support our Parish Mission

Program Fee

To help defray the cost of the materials and books, each family is asked to pay 50.00 for the 1st Child, then 10.00 for each child after.

***If this is a financial burden on the family then adjustments can be made by seeing Fr. Hils or Suzi Noel, the coordinator of religious education.

No child will be denied Religious Education because of finances.

 

 

Theme

Each year a special theme is chosen to create a fun way to teach the kids about our faith. This year the theme is

God’s Secret Agents

Searching for the Truth

 

 

 

Attendance

  • Classes start at 9 am. Please be sure to have the students there on time.
  • Class ends at 10:15. Please pick up your child for grades K-2 at their classroom.
  • If the student is absent please see the teacher for makeup work.

The Diocesan Guidelines for Sacramental Preparation (Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation) are as follows:

There must be:

~Participation in Religious Education during the school year prior to the reception of the Sacrament.

~Regular attendance (no more than 3 absences) during the sacramental school year

~Active participation in the church community, including regular attendance at Sunday Mass.

 

 

St. William and St. John Religious Education Calendar 2019-2020

August                 25        First Teacher Meeting

September         8          First day of Classes

9:15 Parent meeting

15

22

29

October             1

8

22    Safe Environment Class

29    Safe Environment Makeup

November         6

10

17

24

December         1   No Classes Thanksgiving Holiday

8

15   Breakfast with Santa

22

29   No Classes Christmas Holiday

January            5 Class and Teacher meeting

12

18 confirmation retreat

19

20 confirmation

26

February           2

9

16

23

March                1

7   Reconciliation

8

15

22

29

April                   5     No class Spring break

12   Easter No Classes

19

26   Jesus Retreat

May                    3     First Communion

10   May Crowning

 

Contact Numbers:

Suzi Noel                      859 760-1376

Fr. Damian Hils:          859 638-4878

Kim Link-Albers           859 907-4083

Pam Saylor:              h/859 428-1550   c/468-6578

Heather Haar:              859-699-4189

Brooke Lengle             859 322-6780

Pat McDonough    h/859823-1301c/ 859 866-4262

Amy Gutman                859 620-1518

Rose Mulberry             859 242-0287

Olivia Souder               859 814-9541

Father Damian Hils    859 638-4878

Sunshine Amon          859 415-7641

 

Youth Group

Lori Flerage:                 859 620-7462

Donna Schulcz:          828 284-9294

VeyAnn Henry:            859 824 4182

Olilvia Souder:             859 814-9541

 

Substitutes:

VeyAnn Henry              859 824-4182
Trish Merritt:                  859 250-5430

Kathy McDonough       859 866-0403

 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program was created for people who want to explore the teachings of the Catholic Church.  The format is casual and we welcome all who are interested, including those who are interested in becoming Catholic,  any Catholics who have been away from the Church for some time or even active Catholics who want to deepen their faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is used as the foundation for our discussions as we explore the teachings of Jesus, the Sacraments and Commandments of the Church, and what it means to be Catholic and to live the life of a Catholic.

Our program runs from September through the Easter Season.  Those interested in joining the Catholic faith – and those who simply want a refresher – should contact Father Hils or Suzi Noel for more information.