Elementary Religious Education

 

 Welcome to the Pre-K-5th Grade Religious Education Page!

Registration for the 2017-18 Religious Education year has begun! 

If you'd like to get a jump start on the flurry of back-to-school obligations... register for RE now!  

Click here to download and print a registration form for Pre-K through High School

On-line registration is now available... click here.

Here are the dates for all Pre-School/Kindergarten classes

Here are the dates for all 1st-5th Grade RE classes

Here are the dates for all KidsWord sessions

For more information about the classes offered (pre-k-5th grade), please read the "Program Overview" below and also click on the Parent Handbook link.

We look forward to serving your family and joining you in passing the faith to your children!

Theresa Malouf & Blanca Hutson

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Religious Education Program Overview:

Religious Education Classes for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Kindergartners:

  • Classes are held during the 9am and 11am Masses on the 2nd an 3rd Sundays of the month.
  • The class year runs from September 17 through April
  • Registration for the new class year begins in late July, however if there is room in the classes, we can add children throughout the year.
  • The Curriculum used for this age group is the "Stories of God's Love" series published by RCL Benziger.  Click here for the publisher's website.

Religious Education Classes for 1st – 5th Grades:

  •  We have 3 class session times from which to choose: 
    • Monday 4:30-5:30 pm
    • Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm
    • Tuesday 6:30-7:30 pm
  • The class year runs from September through April. During this time, we follow the West Ada School District Traditional calendar for Holidays... if the schools are out of session on Monday, we will not have Religious Education classes on Monday or Tuesday that week.
  • We begin Registration for each new class year in late July.
  • The Curriculum used for this age group is "Be My Disciples" published by RCL Benziger.  Click here for the publisher's website.
  • Click here for information on preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion.

KidsWord

  • What:  At Holy Apostles, we call Children's Liturgy of the Word "KidsWord".  This is a program led by the Volunteer KidsWord Team where children attend mass with their family and are led out of the Church to the Day Chapel during Liturgy of the Word.  In the Day Chapel the children hear the Gospel and a "kid-friendly" interpretation of the Scripture and usually receive something to take home to help remember and share the message they heard.
  • Who:  Children who are 3-years-old through 2nd grade
  • When:  KidsWord is held during the 11 am Mass - 2 Sundays a month (on the 1st and 4th Sundays). 
  • Why:  This schedule allows the children who are attending a pre-school/Kindergarten RE classes on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month... an opportunity to attend mass but still receive a message at their comprehension level. And, it gives the children who are visiting or who are not registered in RE a place to better comprehend the Gospel message with their peers.
  • How:  There is no registration needed for this program.  Children just attend mass with their family... follow the KidsWord team to the Day Chapel when called... then return to their families during the Offertory.

 


Want to know more? Click here for the Holy Apostles Religious Education Parent Handbook


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Contact: Blanca Hutson | 888.1182, ext. 3017
Theresa Malouf | 888.1182, ext. 3022

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