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The Children's Religious Education Department uses a Lectionary-Based Catechesis for children Pre-K through Grade 5.

Children's Programs are offered on Wednesday Evenings with the Intergenerational program or on Sunday Mornings.

Sunday Morning Religious Education
1998 - 1999

Attendance Policy Catechists / Staff Calendar
First Sacraments Baby Closet Program


Attendance Policy

Attendance in Religious Education is of great importance.  In addition, attendance in Mass is critical.  As parents, you must ensure that your child attends weekly Mass. 

The Sunday Morning sessions begin at 9:30 am and end at 11:00 am.  For the safety of your child we ask the following:

Child be dropped off at the classroom no earlier than 9:25 am by an adult;
Wait until a catechist is in the room before leaving your child;
Go to the school office a have a staff member bring your child to you if you must pick the child up early.

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Catechists / Staff

Maggie Blanc Rel. Ed. Coordinator 910-323-2410

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Sunday Morning Calendar

Religious Education sessions are scheduled to begin in September 2000 after Labor Day.

Registration will begin in mid-August.  The bulletin will have more details as August approaches.  May all families have a safe and blessed summer.

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First Sacraments:

Catechetical programs for the first reception of the Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist are to be provided by the parish for both children and their parents.   Ordinarily, children are prepared to celebrate Penance and Eucharist in the second grade.

It is understood that children preparing for Penance and Eucharist have begun their religious education in the first grade, or participated in one year of Religious education the year prior to receiving sacraments.
The program of catechesis for children for the Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist should be separate and distinct from each other and be separated by a period of at least two months.
Catechesis for the first reception of the Sacrament of Penance is to precede that of catechesis for the first reception of Eucharist.
Parochial schools and parish schools of religion are to provide the same program of catechesis for all children of the parish; parental participation is required with each candidate.
Provisions should be made to adapt the catechesis to the particular needs of mentally and physically impaired children.
Parents will be responsible for providing for the immediate catechetical preparation for the sacraments.
Sacramental workshops will be provided which will offer parents theological update, spiritual renewal, and catechetical directive.
Individual readiness for the first reception of each of the sacraments should be determined by the pastor, parents, child and catechist.  The best method offered for this is an informal interview.
the parish sacramental programs are provided for the members of St. Patrick's Parish.  Exceptions to this policy for non-parishioners (especially those attending St. Patrick's School) require written permission from the pastor of the parish where the family is registered.

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Baby Closet Program

The Sunday morning Religious Education Classes will be collecting baby items for the Baby Closet Program at Catholic Social Ministries.   On the 1st Sunday of the month, the children are asked to bring in a baby item.  

Each class will collect the baby items and they will be taken to Catholic Social Ministries for the needy new mothers in the community.  Some of the item needed (but not limited to):

bibs, nighties, t-shirts, girl and boy outfits, socks
powder, lotion, diapers, wipes, blankets
pacifiers, bottles, formula, food, Q-Tips

The program tries to give out new things, but used clothing in good condition is accepted.

This is a loving way for the children of Saint Patrick's to give something to the less fortunate of the community by helping a newborn baby.

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Page last Update:  06/11/00