Youth R.E. Information

YOUTH  RELIGIOUS  EDUCATION  PROGRAMS


NEW for 2019-20!!! 
Our youth programs have both new materials and new session times this year! 
In order to better meet the needs of our youth,
Middle school (6th-8th) will meet Sundays, 11:15AM-12:30 PM, using a new program called “Alive in Christ.” 
High school (9th-12th) will meet Sundays, 6:00-8:00 PM for LifeTeen programs.


 REGISTRATION   PROCEDURE
- Families of students enrolled must be registered parishioners.
- Please return registration and parent response forms by August 31st. No phone registrations will be taken.
- Rosters will be prepared in the order that registrations are received.
Registration will be closed from September 1st - 30th while rolls are finalized. 
- Once a class has been filled, it is closed. Additional sections of a grade level will be opened if catechists and space are available.
     Please note: Although it is never too late to register your child, it benefits the entire program when you return your registrations on or before the deadline. We urge you to complete the registration forms soon - this week if possible - so that you don’t forget.
 Late Registrations: If you do need to register late, you will need to come into the office.

SACRAMENTAL   PREPARATION
By diocesan policy, participation in sacramental preparation programs for First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation is separate from religious education sessions. Participation in R.E. sessions is expected of those registering for sacramental preparation.

 REGISTRATION   FEES
The current fee schedule is on the registration form.  Fees will be waived upon request in cases of financial need.

 ADULT   INVOLVEMENT
Our programs cannot exist without YOU!  Please read the descriptions below to find your role in our program

MIDDLE SCHOOL CATECHIST: Catechists work with a small group of 10-12 children using the plans and materials provided. Attendance at a formation session in September and participation in the Pathways catechist training program is expected. 
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT: Assistants help the catechist with the pre-planned weekly sessions.  Assistants attend a formation session in the fall and are encouraged to participate in the Pathways catechist training program.
HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING TEAM: Members work together in planning & leading the high school LifeTeen sessions. Team members attend formation sessions in the fall and encouraged to attend diocesan-sponsored events.
SESSION COORDINATOR: The coordinator oversees the weekly religious education sessions for middle or high school. They open and close the building, collect attendance sheets and assist in other areas as needed. Coordinators are to keep a watchful eye on the entry and commons area, and promote safety. Coordinators remain until all students have been picked up.  
HIGH SCHOOL HOSPITALITY CREW: The Hospitality Crews are scheduled on a rotating basis to coordinate the snack portion of the LifeTeen sessions. They are not responsible for providing the food.

There are ways to help even if you cannot make a weekly commitment. Contact Jonathan de Bernardo if you would like to help on a temporary basis.

FALL   MEETING
There is a Kick-Off and Parent Meeting in the Fall for both Youth R.E. & Confirmation. All youth should attend with at least one parent or guardian.  Please check the Youth R.E. Calendar for latest dates and times.  (Youth R.E. Calendar coming soon)