St. Mary’s and Notre Dame Religious Education and Formation
Our Lady’s Parishes of Notre Dame Church and St. Mary’s Cathedral are preparing for the coming school year of formation classes. As last year, classes will be held at the former SMDA building (315 Gates Street).
We are delighted that Sister Bernadette Marie Collins, SSJ and Sister Patricia Urbanelli, SSJ have joined us. Sr. Bernadette directs Family Catechesis and Sr. Patty is our regional Youth Minister. How fortunate we are to have these Sisters among us!
Please be sure to make a note of our starting date! The first class for grades K through 10 is September 18. Parents are asked to attend that day to review our Religious Education Program and calendar for the year.
Students from both parishes in grades K through 10 will meet Sunday mornings from 10:45 – 11:45 at SMDA. This is after the 9:30am Mass at Notre Dame. There will be days when Grade 2 will remain in Church, especially as preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist comes close. We will need baptismal records for any students in sacramental programs (Penance, Eucharist and Confirmation).
Juniors and Seniors will continue to meet monthly in Brzana Hall, from 5pm-7:30pm, with the first date being October 2. They will usually meet on the first Sunday of the month, with the exception of January, when the session will be on January 8.
Family Masses are planned throughout the year, and will be noted on the calendar. These will be celebrated at the 9:30am Mass at Notre Dame Church. All grades and all families are welcome and encouraged to take part!
As last year, Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be held at Notre Dame Church, during the 9:30 Mass.
Thank you for all you do in forming your child(ren) in our Catholic faith. This is a treasure that will accompany and guide your family always!