Contact

Jennifer Kennedy, Religious Education Coordinator

stmartinreo@gmail.com

Please email any questions you may have about our Religious Education program.

Registration

Religious Education Registration for 2023-2024

Register now for Religious Education classes – Grades 1-8.   Sacrament preparation is offered for all children at any grade level.

 

For New Students – Please use this link to register: New Student Registration

(Download New Registration Form, fill out and email to stmartinreo@gmail.com with a scan of baptismal certificate)

 

For Returning Students – use this registration link:  RETURNING STUDENTS Registration ONLY

Register now – Payment will be collected the first week of September.

Updates

*PLEASE NOTE *

1st Communion: To register your child for 1st Communion, please contact the Religious Education Office at stmartinreo@gmail.com.  Children MUST complete both grade 1 and grade 2 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION in order to be prepared to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and 1st Communion in 2nd grade. Please bring a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate. Older children not previously registered in our Religious Education Program must also be registered and bring a copy of the Baptismal certificate.

 

Confirmation: The formal preparation for this sacrament begins in grade 7, with Confirmation usually conferred in the Spring of 8th grade. It is expected that all children will have attended religious education classes from grade 1. In addition to weekly classes, there are Formation evenings, service projects, Sponsor/Candidate meetings, and parent meetings.

Please email if you have any questions.   stmartinreo@gmail.com

 

Overview of the Religious Education Program: Volunteer catechists and parish staff help prepare candidates and their families to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Class schedules and parent meetings vary by grade.

  • Grades 1–7: Weekly catechetical instruction in a classroom setting. The children participate in a variety of learning and prayer experiences. Approved religion texts are used with other support materials.
  • Grade 8: Weekly catechetical instruction with an acceptance for Confirmation ceremony, retreat day, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a special class on living the Christian life, rehearsal for the Confirmation liturgy and reception.

 

Family Liturgy: Join us at our Family Mass offered each Sunday (September–June) at 9:00 am. It offers a special welcome for children of all ages. Once per month, our parish children participate in special Masses hosted by children preparing for a sacrament or in a specific grade.