St. Williams Catholic Church

St. John Mission Dividing Ridge


Religious Education Handbook

Kindergarten – 8th Grade




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. Benton or Suzi Noel, the coordinator of religious education.

No child will be denied Religious Education because of finances.




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

Lights, Camera, Action-

The Bible from beginning to end.






  • 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.



2020-2021 CCD program book

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.