Edukacja Religijna

Edukacja Religijna
Koordynator:Pani Judy Banasiak
Telefon:(773) 685-3785
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

In keeping with the mission of the Catholic Church, St. Priscilla Catholic Church proclaims the “Good News” of Jesus Christ by providing catechetical instruction, special events, and opportunities for fellowship that will foster and encourage growth in knowledge and understanding of the faith, resulting in:

  • A relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Full participation in the sacraments.
  • Appreciation for the traditions of the Church.
  • Development of strong Catholic moral principles.
  • A spirit of community.

Parents are the primary educators of their children. In order to assist parents in their daunting duty of educating their children in the Faith, St. Priscilla Catholic Church has a Religious Education program which is designed as a supplement to the primary education given by the parents.  It can never, nor aims to replace the most important role and duty of parents in educating their children.  The Religious Education program assists parents in growing in their knowledge of the Catholic Faith. Parents and children are expected to participate in weekend Liturgies.  Sharing of the Eucharist is the most important sacramental sign of our life in Christ and in Christian Community.

The goals of the St. Priscilla Religious Education Program are:

  • Assisting parents in passing the faith on to their children.
  • Providing religious instruction to children who do not attend Catholic Schools.
  • Preparing students and families for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion, and Confirmation.
  • Training catechists for our program.

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Classes for grades one through eight  are held on Saturdays, from 9:00AM until 10:45AM.

Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year is as follows:

            1 child             $160.00

            2 children       $240.00

            3 children       $290.00

There is also a $30.00 registration fee for each child which is due at the time of registration.  The tuition may be paid at registration or on a monthly payment plan.

There is a $75.00 fee for the sacrament of Confirmation and a $25.00 fee for the sacrament of First Holy Communion. This fee is also due at registration along with the registration fee.

This year there is also a $20.00 late registration fee if you register your child after September 3rd.  That means if you wait until the first day of class to register your child you will be charged the late registration fee.

If your child is in need of receiving the sacraments they must complete two full years of Religious instruction before they can  receive  any sacrament.


Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year

The Religious Ed office is open on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:00AM until 2:00PM.  Your may come in during office hours  to register your child. If for some reason you cannot come in to register during August or on the assigned days please call my office and we can make other arrangements.

Registration will take place on:

August 27                   9:00AM until 4:00PM in the school (use the doors closest to the park)

September 3              9:00AM until 4:00PM in the school (use the doors closest to the park)

 

Important Dates to Remember

September 10             Religious Education begins at 9:00AM and continues until 10:45

                                    We will meet in the school cafeteria.  After a short prayer service the                                                 teachers will take the children to their classes.

September 17             Religious Ed classes from 9:00AM until 10:45.  We will be celebrating                                               Catechetical Sunday at the 4:00PM Mass. We are asking all of our                                                   Religious Ed families to attend this Mass to celebrate our catechists. There                                       will also be a special blessing for the families and children.

 

Religious Education Curriculum 

All parents are invited to review our religious education textbooks and are invited to visit our classrooms.  Below is a list of the textbooks used for each group.

            Elementary-1st Grade through 6th Grade

            Finding God

            Loyola Press

 

            7th Grade and 8th Grade

            Finding God

            Loyola Press

 

            Confirmation

            Confirmed in the Spirit

            Loyola Press

 

            Reconciliation and Communion

            Reconciliation

            Eucharist

            Loyola Press

 

Religious Education Catechists

            Grade 1                       Antoinette Sanders

            Grade 2                       Sister Agnes Francis SND

            Grade 2                       Edith Szorc

            Grade 3                       Yolanda Gomez

            Grade 4                       Maxine Poore

            Grade 5                       Vanessa Aviles

            Grade 6                      Maggie Rivera

              Grade 7                   Chic Duffy   

            Confirmation Prep    Perla Manriquez

            Confirmation Prep     Anna Harmata

            Sacramental Prep     Anna Babbo

            Substitutes                Michelle Adamowski

                                              Magdalena Kleszcz

Catechetical Sunday

This year, the Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday on September 17th and 18th.  Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists are called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to honor the people of our Parish Community who bring the Church’s teachings to our children. All catechists from the St. Priscilla Religious Education Program receive a special blessing at the 4:00PM Mass on the 17th of September.  We ask all our families to attend this Mass to help celebrate with our catechists.

Who Can Be A Catechist:

A catechist should be a person of faith, as well as a faithful member of the community.  Catechists have a basic understanding of Church teaching, are able to communicate well with children, be willing to learn and should be able to follow a lesson plan.

There are training opportunities offered throughout the year.  Every catechist needs to agree to a background check, and attend the VIRTUS Code of Conduct training.  We are always in need of people to help us.  Anyone who is interested in becoming a catechist should call the Religious Education Office.

Religious Education Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – 9:00AM until 2:00PM

Saturday – 8:00AM until 2:00PM

Telephone  773-685-3785

 

Calendar for the 2016-2017 Year

September 10, 2016               First day of class:  9:00 AM – 10:45AM

                                                Use the East doors-everyone is to go into the cafeteria

September 17, 2016               Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

                                                Reconciliation for grades 3 through 8 in church-9:45AM

                                                Catechetical Mass will be celebrated at the 4:00PM Mass, all

                                                Students and parents are expected to attend.

September 24, 2016               Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

October 1, 2016                     Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45  .

October 8, 2016                     FREE DAY – NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES TODAY

October 15, 2016                   Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

October 22, 2016                   Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

October 29, 2016                  Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – l0:45

November 1, 2016                 All Saints Day Holy Day of Obligation   

November 5, 2016                 Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45 

November 12, 2016               Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

November 19, 2016               Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

NOVEMBER 26, 2016         FREE DAY – NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES TODAY

December 3, 2016                  Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

December 8, 2015                  Feast of the Immaculate Conception Holy Day of Obligation

December 10, 2016                Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

December 17, 2016                Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45 Reconciliation for

                                                Grades 3 through 8 at 9:45 in church.

DECEMBER 24, 2016         CHRISTMAS EVE – NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES

DECEMBER 25, 2016         CHRISTMAS DAY HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

DECEMBER 31, 2016         NEW YEARS’ EVE  NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES

January   7, 2017                   Religious ED classes 9:00 AM – 10:45

January 14, 2017                   Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

January 21, 2017                   Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

JANUARY 28, 2017             FREE DAY – NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES TODAY

February 4, 2017                   Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

FEBRUARY 11, 2017          FREE DAY -  NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES

CONFIRMATION RETREAT: 9AM – 3PM  DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

February 18, 2017                 Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

February 25, 2017                 Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45                                               

March 4, 2017                        Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

March 11, 2017                      Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

March 14, 2017                      Practice for Confirmation 7:00PM – St. Francis Borgia

                                                All Confirmation students and their sponsors are to attend.

March 18, 2017                      Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

MARCH 25, 2017                 FREE DAY – NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES TODAY

                                                CONFIRMATION – 11:00am  St. Francis Borgia

April 1, 2017                          Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

April 8, 2017                          Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

                                                First Holy Communion Retreat-McGowan Hall-9 to 12 noon

                                                First Communion practice 12:30 until 2:00

APRIL 15, 2017                    EASTER SATURDAY – NO RELIGIOUS  ED CLASSES TODAY

APRIL 16, 2017                    EASTER SUNDAY                                        

April 22, 2017                        Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45

                                                First Communion practice 11:00 until 12:30

April 29, 2017                        Religious Ed classes 9:00AM – 10:45 This is our last class for

                                                the year. First Holy Communion practice 11:00 – Noon.                

MAY 6, 2017                         FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AT 11:00AM MASS IN CHURCH.

THIS IS A TENTATIVE CALENDER.  IT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE OF ANY CHANGES. 

Jeśli chcesz uzyskać informacje na temat naszego programu edukacji religijnej w języku polskim prosimy o kontakt z naszą sekretarką, Anna Adamowski, na numer (773) 545-8840 wewnątrz 221. Dziękujemy.