RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2017-18

Opening Masses

Religious Education begins September 19 and 20. The year will begin with Opening Mass for families both nights. Parents are asked to remain for the Family Masses; please no drop offs. See below for more details.

Tuesday Sessions

Tuesday Religious Education sessions will begin on September 19 with Mass at 5:00 PM. Following Mass, students will return to the school for Religious Education until 6:15 PM. Parents are asked to remain after Mass for a brief parent meeting.

Wednesday Sessions
Wednesday Religious Education sessions will include Mass at 6:00 PM on September 20. 6th graders will be presented with Bibles at this Mass. (Any 7th or 8th grader who has not in the past received a Bible may also receive a Bible by informing the Religious Education department.)

Grades 1-5
Students in grades 1-5 should meet in their classrooms at the school at 5:30 PM. They will walk over with their catechists for the 6 PM Mass. Parents are asked to meet in the Church after dropping off their students.

Grades 6-8
Students in grades 6-8 will begin with Mass at 6:00 PM. Following Mass students will meet for our Middle School Religious Education kick off gathering. Parents are asked to remain in the Church for a brief parent meeting after Mass.

Homeschooling families are asked to attend Opening Mass on either September 19 or 20 and remain for the parent meeting, where specific information for homeschooling families will also be discussed. Homeschooling families can pick up materials at these Opening Masses.

Religious Education schedules will be available at the Opening Masses. Religious Education will conclude the week of May 1st with Closing Religious Education Masses. 

View 2017-18 Calendar

For more information please contact Kate Giuffre, Director of Religious Education, at kgiuffre@avilaparish.org or 412.367.9001 ext.548.

 

 


Religious Education Information
Our faith formation is for students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are attending public school. The program provides:

  • A religious education based on scripture and the tradition of the Church
  • Preparation for the sacraments
  • Vacation Bible School
  • A caring Christian community atmosphere
  • A moral compass for our youth to rely on as the mature
  • Activities that will lead our children to develop a relationship with Jesus
  • A life of service to others

Classes are offered September through April at the following times:

Kindergarten-Grade 4:
Tuesday 5-6:15 pm

Grades 1-5:
Wednesday 4:45-6 pm

Grades 6-8:
Wednesday 7-8:15 pm

To register for the 2017-18 school year, please download and complete the registration form by clicking below.

2017-18 Registration Form

Please register no later than Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

We offer Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 10 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Children from kindergarten through grade 5 are welcome to attend.  After the opening prayer at Mass, the children will be invited to follow the adult leader to the chapel where they will hear the Sunday’s readings and discuss them on a child’s level of understanding. After the creed, and prayers of the faithful, the children rejoin their families in the main body of the church.