``I believe, in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe.`` Saint Augustine, Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 158
All families, including parents and children starting from birth at baptism, are designed to grow in their faith and in their relationship with God. To this purpose, St. Scholastica provides support to families through our Religious Education Program with classes for every age group. These classes are meant to inspire a greater understanding of our faith through the study of scripture and active participation in the sacraments of the church. Our programs seek to form faithful disciples of Jesus Christ by bringing alive the joy of the gospel message of sacred scripture, sacred tradition, and magisterial teachings.
The Religious Education Program offered at St. Scholastica is overseen by our pastor and active members of our church community who are deeply rooted in their faith and their relationship with the Lord. We feel it is a great privilege to assist parents in their role as the primary educators in their children’s faith life through participation in our Religious Education Program. A mandatory parent meeting for the 2020 – 2021 school year will be held Sunday, August 30th at 9:45 am.
St. Scholastica’s Religious Education Program is organized into classes by age/group/grade level. Additionally, sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation are included in class curriculum as indicated below. To find out more information on the restored order of the sacraments from the Archdiocese of Denver, please click here.
The Religious Education Classes are as follows:
(Please click on the links to the classes for additional information and class resources.)
|Age Group||Class Name||Meeting Days and Times||Sacramental Prep|
|Families with children birth through 2nd grade||A Family of Faith*||2nd Sunday – Parent Meeting – 9:45 am – 11:15 am (childcare available when allowable per COVID guidelines)
4th Sunday – Community meeting – 9:45 am – 11:15 am
|3rd – 5th||Confirmation*||Tuesdays – 4:30pm – 5:45pm||First Reconciliation, Confirmation, First Communion|
|4th – 5th||Post Confirmation||Tuesdays – 4:30pm – 5:45pm||completed previously|
|6th – mature adulthood||Please check out the To The Heights Youth Group, RCIC, RCIA, Young Adult Group, and Adult Bible Study Programs|
In response to COVID 19, a few changes are being implemented this year:
For more information on classes or class schedules, please contact the parish office at 303-828-4221 or email Peggy at REdirector@stscholasticaerie.org.
We look forward to seeing you at the parent meeting on Sunday, August 30th at 9:45am! If you have a calling to share the faith and be a religious education teacher, please contact Peggy at REdirector@stscholasticaerie.org.