UPDATE June 30, 2020
Dear Religious Ed. Families,
Wow! The last few months have been hectic for everyone, even Faith Formation!
We want to thank you for the patience and support you have demonstrated during the past months dealing with the “stay-at-home” order and the new way you had to handle remote learning for your children.
Our formation team has been working hard to establish the best and safest way to continue Religious Ed in the fall.
Here are some of the details.
- Registration will:
be online beginning August 10th and will end September 30th
(This timeline will allow us to set up classes and obtain the number of catechists needed.)
- Grade One: A new program called The Springboard Program will be mostly completed at home, so that the children will be ready to “spring into” grade two in the fall of 2021 Parents will teach the Sign of the Cross, The Our Father, The Hail Mary, and read over the Gospel Weeklies with their child. In addition, we will come together at designated times during the year to meet with the other children in the program. This will give us the opportunity to gather in community.
- Sunday programs: Classes for grades 2 through 6 will meet in the school and Roncalli House on the third and fourth Sunday of every month from 10 to 11:15am.
For the remaining two Sundays of every month: one Sunday will focus on Sunday Mass and include family service projects connected to the Gospel and another Sunday will focus on completing assignments remotely at home.
- Tuesday programs: Classes for grades 2 through 6 will meet in the school on two Tuesdays of every month from 4:30 to 5:30pm.
To complete the two remaining essential parts of Tuesday participation: families attend Sunday Mass with family service projects connected to the Gospel and complete their assignments remotely at home.
This plan is in keeping with the CDC guidelines for cleaning the meeting spaces and social distancing. In August: more details will be forthcoming by email from the Religious Ed office.
Pray that all our efforts to minimize exposure to the virus will help stop it from speeding.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, we look forward to a new catechetical year that we pray will enhance and enlighten the spiritual life of our Assumption Catholic faith community.
Our goal is to provide a Religious Education Program that consists of sacramental catechesis that offer the opportunity for children to open themselves to a deeper understanding of God’s presence in their lives. The program is open to the children of our parish. We offer age-appropriate religious education lessons to help enrich the spiritual lives of the children. We also aim support their parents, who are their children’s primary educators, to work at home in developing a love of Christ and His Church in their family.
Our religious education program consists of Grades 1- 8. Our October through May program offers Sunday Confirmation prep. session for grades 7th, and 8th at 9:00 am. We also offer Sundays from 10:10 am – 11:15am for grades 2 through 6, and Tuesday, for grades 2 through- 6.
Our formation classes are continuous and build one year upon the next. New students must submit a baptismal certificate at the time of registration.Sacramental preparation: Grade 1 is required for Grade 2 in which the children are prepared for First Reconciliation and Eucharist. Grade 7 is required for Grade 8 Confirmation preparation. Students enrolled in a Catholic school must attend First Eucharist and Confirmation classes here at Assumption Church.
Please feel free to call the Religious Ed. Office at 203-226-5448 or email the director, Cathy Romano
For Confirmation information please check under the Confirmation tab