Religious Education

We Asked and We Received

The Religious Education Office would like to thank all the people who have come forward to support the Religious Education Program. Many people have joined on as new Catechists, Jr. Catechists, and Monitors. We also asked for the donations of prizes for our young people and this was met with a great deal of support. It's amazing how excited the young people are to come in general. And we are happy to see their faces when they have something to take home. The parish has a wonderful group of young people and we are now focusing on more ways of engaging and guiding them in discipleship. Again, we thank you for your support.


Vacation Bible School
Volunteers offer an experience of bible study, prayer, arts and crafts, recreation, music and refreshments for our children during VBS, which is held for one week each August.
Religious Education
Those involved in the ministry of religious education foster the spiritual formation of the children of the parish through weekly instructions for children in grades 1-10 and preparation for the sacraments. Volunteers in this ministry serve as catechists, aides, substitutes, monitors and babysitters for those teaching. They help, as well, in other ways that keep the program running smoothly. Being involved in this ministry requires a weekly commitment of time, generally from late September to early May. The time commitment can range from one to three hours per week. Volunteers need to have a desire to work with children, a willingness to be trained and to share their faith, a commitment to nurture their own faith, and a commitment to the teachings of our Church. Interviews are required of all volunteers.
Youth Ministry
Youth retreats and other special programs are part of the Confirmation program. Eleventh and 12th grade students are charged with teaching 7th and 8th graders as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Adult and student volunteers are needed to assist the students not only in this preparatory program but in special events and general youth activities, as well. This ministry is part of the Immaculate Conception Church's Religious Education program.