``I believe, in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe.`` Saint Augustine, Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 158

Religious Education

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.  An orientation, registration, and open house meeting for the 2021 – 2022 school year will be held Sunday, August 22nd 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.)

A Family of Faith (birth through 2nd Grade)

Meeting Days and Times –

2nd Sunday – Parent and Child Classes – 9:45 am – 10:45 am in the Parish Hall

One Saturday – Community meeting – time and location TBD, first meeting Saturday September 25th at Ben’s Acres

Sacramental Prep – First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation (2nd Grade – 5th Grade)

Meeting Days and Times –

2nd Sunday –  9:45 am – 10:45 am in the kitchen

Sacramental Prep – First Reconciliation

Confirmation (3rd through 5th Grade)

Meeting Days and Times – Tuesdays – 4:30pm – 5:45pm

Sacramental Prep – First Reconciliation, Confirmation, First Communion

Post Confirmation (4th – 5th Grade)

Meeting Days and Times – Tuesdays – 4:30pm – 5:45pm

Sacramental Prep – previously completed as a class prerequisite

6th Grade and Beyond

Please check out the To The Heights Youth Group, RCIC, RCIA, Young Adult Group, and Adult Bible Study Programs

*At-Home Activities

  1. Family of Faith – Participants will complete two 30-40 minute lessons a month at home after receiving instruction in the parent meeting, and families with students in the second grade will complete an at-home study to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  2. Confirmation – Students in the confirmation class will spend time preparing for Confirmation Encounter Interviews.

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 22nd 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.