School of Religion (SOR)

hands_copyChildren from preschool through eighth grade not attending our parish school are offered classes in religion on Wednesday evenings. We meet from 6:00 to 7:10 PM.

Contact & registration

SOR registration form 2016-17
Circle of Grace letter to parents

The staff person in charge of SOR is Renée Bhatia


Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Our youngest students are ages Pre-K through 1st grade. Their teacher, Kitty Kennaley, uses the “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,” a Montessori program for teaching religion. This is a hands-on method of teaching that attends to the whole child, whatever their learning style.

2nd Grade

Second graders work to prepare for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist.  If there are children in 3rd or 4th grade who have not received the sacraments, they can also come to these classes to prepare for the sacraments.

3rd & 4th Grade

Grades 3 & 4 learn about the church, our duties to the church, discipleship, and several of the saints’ lives.  We also study the commandments, and how we can serve others.

5th & 6th Grade

Grades 5-6 study the background of our Catholic faith and how we can grow in faith in our daily lives.  We also study the sacraments, the beatitudes,  and the mysteries of the rosary.
Throughout the year we also have Family nights, where each member of the family can come and engage with us in an activity.  Also, each teacher plans hands-on activities for the students to correspond with what they are studying.

7th & 8th grade

Grades 7 and 8 study the ways we live our faith as disciples of Jesus and members of the Church. We learn about the Trinity, the sacraments, and church history. Students also prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation, which is celebrated in the fall of their ninth grade year.

Parental involvement

Parents are always welcome to attend the sessions. Materials are sent home after some sessions so parents can work with their children at home.
It is extremely important that parents make an effort to have their child present each week so that there is continuity in their religious preparation.

 

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Our Mission is to provide a welcoming, inclusive and loving community by proclaiming and living God’s Word through worship, education, and social justice.