The Sacred Heart Religious Education program serves more than 700 students in multiple levels year after year. The teachers of the program are volunteers commissioned by the parish to partner with parents in educating children in Catholic teaching faithful to the Magisterium.
Registration for the 2020-2021 class year is still open for our on-line offering, it is not too late! We welcome the opportunity to help you with your child(ren)’s faith formation. By enrolling in our self paced, on line platform, your child can easily catch up on missed modules. In past years, we held in person instruction 3 days/week where students would attend their specific day from September-April. This year we are still offering weekly in person instruction but only 2 days/week for those students in a sacrament year due to limited space in the building so social distancing guidelines and Covid-19 Federal and Diocesean regulations are met. Our non-sacrament year students, along with interested sacrament year students, will have on-line instruction overseen by volunteer teachers via the “My Catholic Faith Delivered” on-line platform. For reference, children in 2nd Year Holy Communion (2nd grade), 1st Year Confirmation (6th and 7th grade), 2nd Year Confirmation (8th grade), and RCIC are considered Sacrament Year students.
In early August, families with whom we have email addresses and/or home addresses received 2020-2021 registration forms. At this time, please call or email us to inquire on registering your child(ren) into a virtual class; in special cases we may have room for a sacrament year student to join an in person class, if a seat is available. We can be reached at (540) 662-2651 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm and Sunday 2:30-4:30pm.
In order to better serve your children, most of our teachers have become certified through a diocesan-sponsored Master Catechist program. This is an extensive, two-year program that provides an excellent grounding in the foundations of our Catholic faith, and will ultimately enable our teachers to proficiently provide a professional level of education to all students.
Please note: Click here to download the Policies regarding Sacramental Preparation that applies to all parishioners.
Here is last year’s 2019-2020 Parent Policy Manual for reference: select English or Espanol
For information about the Sacrament of Confirmation: overview, forms and documents, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v-FLo7bcTE
For information about the Sacraments of Penance and First Communion: Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation for Children, First Communion Preparation,