IHM Religious Education Program:
All public school children are expected to take part in our religion program which begins in Grade One and continues through Grade Eight. Sacramental preparation is a regular part of the program with the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist in second grade. In order to receive these sacraments, children must be in our program for two years. A kindergarten program is offered for five year olds, but space is limited. A calendar will be provided to the parents at the beginning of the school year.
$50.00 each additional child. ($300.00 cap)
Kindergarten - Grade 3 meet on Sunday 9:00 -10:15 AM.
Grades 4-8 meet on Monday 7:00 - 8:00 PM or Tuesday 4:00-5:00 PM.
Re-Registration - Each year in April, letters are emailed to all registered families asking that they re-register their children by July 14th. A late fee of $50.00 is charged after July 14th.
New Registrations - Families who have children to be registered for the first time are asked to call the Religious Education Office ASAP. A meeting is mandatory to register your child into the program. A copy of your child’s baptismal certificate is required along with verification from your previous parish indicating years of enrollment in a religious education program.
Sunday Liturgy - Families are asked to attend Mass on a weekly basis. There will be sign in booklet for students in Grades 1 and 2 at the rear of the church. We have a Children's Choir at the 10”30 Mass and children in Grade One and older are invited to take part. After the opening prayer, the children are led into the gym for their Liturgy of the Word. They return to the church as the collection is being taken.
A Little Bit About Our Program
Catechetical Staff - Our catechists and class assistants are all volunteers. Volunteerism from our parishioners is vital to maintain the success of the program. Guidance and direction is provided by our Director of Religious Education. There are a number of resources available to assist all the volunteers and help guide each weekly lesson. Our catechists are very dedicated, taking a personal interest in each child. They strive to make their lessons interesting, challenging and enjoyable.