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Religious Education-English

Serving the children of our parish community by nourishing them with the Word of God


”Let the children come to me, do not stop them, because the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."     Matthew 19:14



From the Catechism of the Catholic Church

5 “Catechesis is an education in the faith of children, young people, and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life.”

Our Mission

St. Columban School of Religious Education is a Catholic Religious Education/Formation ministry in the parish.  With Jesus as the center of our catechesis, we share in the Church’s ministry of the religious formation of children and youth.

The School of Religious Education provides a loving and compassionate atmosphere where our students can learn the message of Jesus and deepen their Catholic Christian identity and faith through religious instruction, formation in conscience, prayer, worship, Christian Service and the catechumenal process when applicable.

As catechists we recognize and support the responsibility parents have as the primary religious educators of their children.

Our program

Our catechists offer first year sacramental instruction, second year sacramental preparation and post sacramental education. Religious formation never ends. Lessons are age appropriate for each grade level, and taught by volunteers who selflessly use their gifts of time, treasure and talents.

Instruction begins at the Kindergarten level and continues through Eighth Grade. Each student will be expected to do service projects, know prayers appropriate to their age, and complete any homework that is assigned by their teacher. Parents are expected to attend church regularly with their children, reinforce weekly lessons, attend formation meetings, and contribute time to our program.

Together, we will work with you to form and educate your child to practice our Catholic faith in preparation to be the disciples that Jesus calls us to be.



  Class schedule

Grades 1 - 6

Tuesday     4:00 - 5:15 pm
Thursday     6:30 – 7:45 pm

Junior High Grades 7-8

Tuesday       6:30 – 7:45 pm

Students who are in sacramental preparation for First Communion and are in sixth – eighth grade will come to an additional class on Wednesday evenings.

          Fees per family

One child                      $90
Two children                 $140
Three children               $170
Four or more                  $200

There is an additional fee for each First Communion student of $20 due at registration