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Religious Education (Children)

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“These words that I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7

You Matter

Parents …you are the single greatest influence on the spiritual and religious life of your children. Nothing else even comes close.  If you live the faith inside and outside of your home, your children have the greatest opportunity to do the same. In the spiritual and Religious development of children, parents are more important than anything else,  including peers and media (Notre Dame Study Panel: The National Study of Youth & Religion – Bartkus & Kenan, 2016).  We are committed to supporting parents and families in living their faith inside and outside of their homes.

Unleash the Gospel

 Archbishop Coakley has identified families as “the heart” of our archdiocesan efforts to unleash the Gospel because the family is the “domestic church” and is the first and most important setting for evangelization. Family is the “vital cell” for transforming the world. It is our privilege to journey in faith with every family; let’s encounter Jesus Christ together!

Enroll in Religious Education

Returning RE Families - Check your email 

Returning RE families, please check your email for a link to register for Family Faith Formation via our online platform called OnDemand. If you did not receive this email, please contact Laurie Harper at

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION Registration Instructions PDF

NEW RE Families - Please register below

After submitting the registration below, you must complete your enrollment by signing the permission and waiver forms on Google Forms at h

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC)

This program is designed for children over the age of seven to receive any of the sacraments of initiation they may be missing. Please contact the Director of Religious Education for more information.

Tips for Teaching Children at Home

  1. Create a Prayer Space. Here's how.

  2. Set aside a dedicated day for learning the faith.

  3. Contact your children’s teachers and catechists for faith lesson ideas for home.

  4. Eat dinner together and check out this resource.

  5. Don’t let the “teaching moments” pass you by; talk about Jesus in your daily lives.

  6. Incorporate virtues – here’s a resource.


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