Religious Education

The Parish looks upon religious education as a total parish experience, involving not just the child, but also the parents, families, catechists and priests, that form our parish community of faith.  Our parish believes that religious education is getting to know Jesus and learning what is expected of those who choose to follow Him in the Catholic tradition.

The Religious Education Program reflects an integrated learning experience composed of catechesis, prayer, sacramental preparation, traditional Catholic doctrine, biblical studies, liturgy, community building and other dimensions of vibrant church life. Through the light of faith, we hope to develop in those entrusted to our care, a deeper relationship with God. Parish volunteers serve as catechetical instructors and communicate God’s love to the children of our parish, by proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.


The OCIA is the process through which the church welcomes and instructs new members. This process is designed for adults who wish to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of initiation: Baptism (or profession of faith for those already baptized); Confirmation; and, First Eucharist.  Candidates may be un-baptized adults, baptized adults (those validly baptized in another Christian denomination) who wish to join the Catholic Church, or baptized Catholic adults who now want to complete their sacramental initiation into the Church by receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and/or First Eucharist.