School of Religion
(***AFTER JULY 1, 2017 - A LATE FEE OF $20 PER FAMILY WILL BE ADDED)
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.
- Grade Level Glossaries:
All classes take place in Blessed Sacrament school. Classes are:
- Sundays: 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Pre-K through 8th grade.
- Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Kindergarten through 8th grade.
View and download the School of Religion Calendar HERE.
Becoming a School of Religion teacher/aide
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.
Grade One: Faith and Life, Ignatius Press
Grade Two: Faith and Life, Ignatius Press
Grade Three: Finding God, Loyola Press
Grade Four: Finding God, Loyola Press
Grade Five: Finding God, Loyola Press
Additional Booklet for Grade 5: We Learn About Mass, Liturgy Training Publications
Grade Six: Finding God, Loyola Press
Grade Seven: Faith and Life, Ignatius Press
Grade Eight: Faith and Life, Ignatius Press
Office of Religious Formation Staff
Michelle Balch, Director of Religious Education
Rosalie Days, Sacramental Prep Coordinator
Casey Esser, Youth Minister