Deborah Circosta, Director, Religious Education St. Mary’s and St. Augustin’s 401-846-6057
Shawn Burns, Religious Education Coordinator, St Augustin’s 401-847-0518
The Catholic Faith Formation of St. Augustin’s Parish, inspired by the love of Jesus Christ, is committed to build a strong Foundation of Faith for the children and youth in the parish. Faith development begins in the home and parents are the primary teachers and models of our faith. The goal of our religious education program is to assist in the development and growth in their faith, bringing about in our children a deeper knowledge and love of Jesus Christ and drawing our young people into a deeper relationship with God through active participation in the life and ministry of the Church.
Religious education classes are offered for grades 1-7 on Sunday mornings 10:15AM-11:15AM from September-May immediately following 9:30 am Mass.
We have a wonderful group of volunteer parishioners who devote their time to the children to encourage the growth of their relationship with God. Each classroom has a fun loving atmosphere enabling the children to enjoy their experience of learning about God.
Four Sundays of the year a Family Mass is celebrated. This Mass includes the children in various parts of the celebration followed by a coffee hour in the Parish Hall.
Our goal at the end of every Religious education year is to have the children gain a better knowledge of their religion and to leave with a stronger sense of community and love for God.
Registration is held at the beginning of September each year.
Registration fees: $35.00 one student
$45.00 two students
$55.00 three students
PENANCE AND FIRST EUCHARIST
The Second Grade is prepared for both the sacrament of Penance and Holy Communion. Participation in First Grade Religious Education is a prerequisite. First Penance will be celebrated on Sunday, December 18th. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday of May 7th.
We have a shared Confirmation program for all St. Mary’s and St. Augustin’s students held at St. Mary’s Parish. It’s hard to believe but summer is just around the corner! This means it is time to register for Confirmation preparation classes through the St. Mary’s School of Religious Education Summer Sessions. Changes have been made to the schedule in being mindful of today’s busy schedules, summer camps, and working families. Confirmation instruction will now begin for students who will be entering grade 8 in September 2017 as Confirmation I. Those students who will be entering grade 9 will be enrolled in the Confirmation II classes. Classes for Confirmation I are scheduled June 25 through 30. Classes for Confirmation II are scheduled July 9 through 14. If you have not received a registration form in the mail, please call or stop by the Office of Religious Education (846-6057). *****************
Please contact our Religious Education Director, Deborah Circosta for the most up-to-date Confirmation information.Confirmation Preparation classes,
RCIA - RITE OF CATHOLIC INITIATION FOR ADULTS
Interested in becoming Catholic or receiving First Communion or Confirmation? Classes run each year from September to Easter. Please contact Fr. Kris prior to September to join our next group. Follow this link to download the RCIA Registration Form