School of Religion

 

About Blessed Sacrament School of Religion

The School of Religion exists to provide sacramental preparation (First Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation - and in some cases, Baptism for students who were not baptized as infants) as well as continuous, on-going Religious Formation for students in Kindergarten through 8th grades. The Blessed Sacrament Parish Religious Education program strives to communicate the Person and message of Jesus Christ in the context of the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. The goal of the School of Religion is to "put students not only in touch, but also in communion and intimacy, with Jesus Christ." (General Directory for Catechesis, #80) In order for this to be effective, the parents are always considered the first and primary catechists (or teachers) of their children. The Religious Education program can only be a complement and support to their efforts at home. In no way is the School of Religion meant to take the place of our weekly obligation to attend Sunday Mass, whereby we receive the living and true God, Jesus Christ, in the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist.

"Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God."  -Luke 18:15-17

We warmly welcome children of all ages and abilities for sacramental preparation!  Please do not feel put off if your child is older and has not received the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and/or Confirmation.  Moreover, we offer inclusion (as well as individual, one on one, catechesis upon request) for students with special needs.  Every child is welcome here at Blessed Sacrament. 

School of Religion Registration

To sign-up for the 2017-18 Academic School Year, please click here.


Volunteer to be a SOR Catechist, Co-Catechist, Teacher Aide or Homeroom Parent:

To learn more about becoming a teacher or aide for the School of Religion, click here.

To sign-up as a catechist or aide, click here.

Class Schedule

All classes take place in Blessed Sacrament school. Classes are:

  • Sundays: 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Pre-K - 8th grade.
  • Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.  K - 8th grade.
  • High School, Sundays: After 5:30 pm Mass, 6:30-8 p.m. 9th-12th grade.

The SOR Calendar 2017 - 2018:

PDF: View and download the School of Religion Calendar as a PDF HERE.

Google Calendar: View and download the School of Religion Calendar HERE.

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School of Religion Textbooks

You can find out more about the book your child will be using in the School of Religion this year.  Check out these websites for scope and sequences, parent pages, activities you can do at home, and online prayer experiences.  


Additional Resources

Top 10 Ways to Parent Your Child in the Faith

Catholic Online Resources for Parents

Parent Guides for Forming Disciples for the New Evangelization

Grade Level Glossaries:

Kindergarten Glossary
1st Grade Glossary
2nd Grade Glossary
3rd Grade Glossary
4th Grade Glossary
5th Grade Glossary
6th Grade Glossary
7th Grade Glossary
8th Grade Glossary


Office of Religious Formation Staff

Michelle Balch, Director of Religious Education

202.449.3989

Rosalie Days, Sacramental Prep Coordinator

202.449.4618

Casey Esser, Youth Minister

202.449.3985