Religious Education for Children (Grades K-12)

 

Parish Catechetical Ministry - Echoing the Name Jesus

We hope your Summer time is providing some restful days and family get togethers.  We will have REGISTRATION for Kindergarten through 8th grade after all Masses August 12-13 and 19-20.  We are happy to have you participate.  Invite other families to come and grow in Catholic faith. 

  1. All families need to be Registered Parishioners.

  2. For your child(ren) to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, two years of attendance is REQUIRED.

  3. A sign-in for Sunday Mass is required for all families (K-8) on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at the 10:00am Mass. We have reserved pews for our families in Church – the front left section on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month and for Holy Day Masses, Christmas and Easter.

Our Parish Catechetical Ministry for Kindergarten through 8th Grade is on Tuesdays, beginning on September 5th from 5:30-6:45pm. The First Holy Communion two-year preparation class normally takes place beginning in first grade and finishing in second grade.

On OPENING DAY for K-8th, September 5th parents and guardians are required to accompany their children to the Parish Center to meet you’re child’s Catechist.  The Catechists will lead the children to their classrooms and parents and guardians will remain for an Introduction.  Every Tuesday thereafter, parents and guardians are REQUIRED to present their children to their Catechist at their classroom before 5:30pm. Sunday Mass is required for all families on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at the 10:00am Mass.

Religious Education is an essential responsibility for parents and guardians to help your children learn and grow in their love and faith in Jesus Christ and His Church and the Sacraments. Our Ministry provides Catechesis for our youth and children. We have great activities for our families in our church, i.e. All Saints Parade, Nativity Drama, Soup Dinners, Stations of the Cross, Spaghetti Dinner, etc. We have certified and qualified volunteer Catechists who live their faith and help teach the children. Our goal is to lead our Catholic children and families to grow in their intimate Communion with Jesus Christ, receive the SACRAMENTS, and live as active, committed members of the Catholic Church.

Sincerely in the Lord,

Father Richard York, Pastor

Jim Brantner, Religious Education Coordinator


If you are interested in helping in the Religious Education program, please contact Jim Brantner via email at jbrantner@sfoachurch.com or by phone at (941) 697-4899 Ext. 7012 or completing the Volunteer Information Request Form below.

Volunteer Information Request Form

I am interested in receiving information and/or talking with a Ministry Leader regarding the following Ministry. I have reviewed the information on the webpage regarding this Ministry and would be interested in speaking with the Ministry Leader.

I understand that if I decide to join in this ministry, I will need to complete a Volunteer Application Form and, as a part of the Diocese of Venice Safe Environment requirements, all volunteers must take a Safe Environment Training program. Some volunteer opportunities involving children and vulnerable adults also require a fingerprint and background check. (The Parish will pay the fee for this).

Please fill in contact information below.

A Ministry Leader will be in contact with you in the immediate future. Thank you for your interest in sharing your time and talent.