Religious Education

Shawn Burns, Religious Education Coordinator, St Augustin’s   [email protected]

Welcome St. Augustin’s Religious Education Families, 10 Oct 2020

Hello all.  Welcome back to another year of religious education classes.

We will not have in-person classes this year, but we will still run our program (grades 1-7).  

Method. Class delivery method will vary by grades due to differing child developmental levels.  Your child’s teacher will reach out to you to directly to review those details.

Materials. As a supplement and/or back-up, I or one of you teachers, will deliver paper copies of the weekly lesson plans to your home’s mail box (1st quarterly batch goes thru Nov 8).

Dates.  Classes commence Sun 25 Oct. Sacramental Mass (First Holy Communion) dates will be provided later.    

What you have to do:

  • Register (by 18 Oct, please, on-line).


  • Fee: $35.00 for 1 child; $45.00 for 2 children/family; $55.00 for 3 for 3 or more kids.  Send fee (paper check) to:
    • St Augustin’s Church
    • P.O. Box 357
    • Attn: Religious Education Program
    • Newport, RI 02840
  • Wait for email from your child’s teacher (after I send them your reg. form)


  • Thank your child’s teacher (one w/ a new-born; another w/ 3 young kids).


All the best.  Peace.

Shawn W. Burns, Ed.D.

St. Augustin’s Religious Education Coordinator




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.

Registration Form

Religious Education Schedule   TBD


We have a shared Confirmation program for all St. Mary’s and St. Augustin’s students held at St. Mary’s Parish. 

Please contact our Pastoral Associate, TDB for the most up-to-date Confirmation information.Confirmation Preparation classes,


Confirmation Registration Form   TBD

Candidate Commitment Form

Qualifications of a Sponsor

Confirmation Sponsor Form


DUE TO THE PANDEMIC WE WILL NOT BE CONDUCTING RCIA CLASSES THIS YEAR.  RCIA classes are meant to be held in person so that the participants form lasting friendships and learn from each other as we grow together in faith and knowledge.   To hold these classes virtually truly defeats the purpose the the program.

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