Below is a list of the programs and Sacramental Preparation offered by our parish as well as the requirements for each.
- Sunday Morning Preschool through 8th Grade Catechesis Program
Our Sunday morning religious education program is for children preschool age through 8th grade. The age specific groups will meet on Sunday mornings after 9:00AM Mass from 10:15AM until 11:15AM. During our one-hour session each Sunday, your child (children) will have the Gospel lessons explained to them at their individual age level(s) and will interact with their peers from our parish. Tuition is $30 per child and includes the winter and spring sessions as well as session materials. Session dates are listed in the registration materials.
Please note: Children enrolled in this program must be baptized and a copy of their baptismal certificate must be on file in the Parish Office. If your child is not baptized and you would like to get them baptized, please contact the Parish Office for more information about how to do so.
- 1st Reconciliation/1st Communion Preparation
To begin the preparation for 1st Reconciliation/1st Communion, two years of catechesis is required. 1st Reconciliation/1st Communion preparation begins in September. Children ages 7 and older who have completed two years of catechesis (or home school catechesis) are welcome. There is a $25 materials fee per child. Program requirements and session dates are listed in the registration materials. Parents are required to attend all preparation sessions with their child(ren).
Please note: Children enrolled in 1st Reconciliation/1st Communion preparation are also required to enroll in and attend our Sunday Morning Preschool through 8th Grade Catechesis Program.
- High School Catechesis and Service Program
Our high school youth catechesis program will consist of two sessions each month, plus some reading at home to prepare for the second session of the month. The first session will be the service outreach at the St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program on the first Wednesday of each month. On returning to St. Therese, the youth will meet for a short time to discuss and reflect upon their experiences at the meal sight. The second monthly session will be dedicated to faith formation and will usually be held on Sunday mornings after the 9:00am Mass. Lesson materials will be given out in September. There is a $30 fee for this program that covers the cost of the materials used during the year. Session dates are listed in the registration materials.
- Confirmation Preparation
To begin the preparation for youth Confirmation, two years of high school catechesis are required. Youth Confirmation candidates must be 16 years old at the time of Confirmation. Youth Confirmation preparation begins in September and ends with the celebration of the Sacrament of confirmation with our cluster parishes during the Easter Season. There is a $25 materials fee per youth. Program requirements and session dates are listed in the registration materials.
Please note: Children enrolled in Confirmation preparation are also required to enroll in and attend our High School Catechesis and Service Program.
Registration forms for the various programs are available by clicking on the corresponding link on the right side of this page.
For more information, please call the parish office at (414) 771-2500