Elementary Religious Education

Have you seen The Hill of Crosses in our Narthex entrance? The religious Education Students have replicated, in a smaller version, the Hill of EmptyHillCrosses. It is from a sacred spot in the hills of Lithuania. It was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1993 and attracts thousands of pilgrims each year. No one knows when the crosses originated but tradition dates back to the 14th century. The crosses have withstood many invasions.

Special ServiceThe students have made or brought in their own crosses and have placed them on the hill during special prayer services with their classes. It is a reminderof the cross we bear during Lent and adds a new dimension to the saying "to pick up your cross and carry it."

The Hill of Crosses will be on display throughout the Lenten season. You may include your cross of Lenten repentance on the hill and "bring up your cross and carry it" home at the end of Lent.HillWithCrosses

Are you looking for activities your family can do together during Lent?  In addition to the activities here at St. Katharine Drexel, Partners in Faith has provided us with a great calendar with daily activities for you and your family this Lenten Season.

 

  Lenten Calendar


Classes are taught on Sunday mornings. We have two sessions. The first session is at 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and the second session begins at 10:30 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. Both sessions run during the 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass times. Please indicate which session you would prefer and we will try to oblige. Registration is considered complete once the form is completed and turned into the office along with the registration tuition and fee.


If your student(s) were registered in our 2015 - 2016 program please complete the Registration Form for returning students.


If you are new to our parish or plan to register your student for the first time, please read the Registration Letter for New Students and complete the New Student Registration Form.


Calendar:Religious Education 2016-2017

August
24 or 29 Catechist Orientation 7:00 p.m.

September
11     Kick-Off & Backpack Blessing 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
18     R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class
25     R. E. classes

October
2       R. E. classes          Family Masses @ 9 & 10:30 by grade 8
        Confirmation Commitment Ceremony 12:15 p.m. in Church
16     R. E. classes & High school/ Confirmation class
22     First Reconciliation Parent & Child Mtg. 10:00 a.m. in Church
23     R. E. classes
30     R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class

November
6      R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class      Family Mass @ 9:00 & 10:30 by grade 7
20     R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class

December
3      (Sat) 1st Reconciliation/Gr. 2 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in Church
4      R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class      Family Mass @ 9:00 & 10:30 by grade 6
11     R. E. classes & Confessions for grades 5, 4, 3
18     R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class      Confessions for grades 8, 7, 6 and HS

January
8       R. E. classes      Epiphany Procession at all Masses/ wkend
15     R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class      Child’s Chastity pgrm. to parents 10:30
22     R. E. classes      Family Masses @ 9:00 & 10:30 by grade 5
29     R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class      Chastity Program presented to children

February
5       R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class      Family Mass @ 9:00 & 10:30 by grade 4
12     R. E. classes
19     R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class      Gr. 7 Retreat 1:30–4:30/Parents @ 4:00
        No morning class for grade 7
21     First Communion Parent Mtg. 7:00 p.m. / Church
26    R. E. classes      Confirmation Retreat at LSM for Parent & Child 1:30 – 5:00 pm
    No morning class for grade 8

March
5      R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class      Family Mass @ 9:00 & 10:30 by grade 3
        Seder Meal/grade 6 for child & parent @ 1:00 pm RSVP needed
12     R. E. classes & High school/Confirmation class & Confessions for grades 8, 7, 6 and HS
         Living Stations Practice 12 – 1:30 pm
18     Jesus Day Retreat for First Communion for both child & parents 9:30 – 12:00 noon
19     R. E. classes & Confession for grades 5, 4, 3
        Living Stations Practice 12 – 1:30 pm

April
2      R. E. classes & High school/ Confirmation class
        Living Stations Service @ 3:00 p.m.
23     R.E. classes & High school/Confirmation class
24     First Communion Photos 5:00 pm / Church
29     First Communion / Gr. 2 9:30, 11:30, 1:30
30     R. E. classes & High school /Confirmation class      Last class

May
2       Confirmation Practice    7:00 pm at Church
6       Confirmation @ 10:00 am

14     May Crowning @ 9:00 a.m. Mass