RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Our 2020/21 Religious Education Program will begin soon. Due to COVID-19 concerns, this coming year school year will be much different than it has been in the past.   Please read the information below carefully and contact Norma Stokes with any questions - nstokes@charlestondiocese.org OR 864-585-1858.  We ask all families that attend Saint Paul to register their children for Religious Education for 2020-2021.

Safety Guidelines for Religious Education Programs    2020-2021

· All participants must have a signed COVID release form on file.

· No participants should attend any program if they have been exposed to COVID 19.

· Masks are highly recommended for all participants.

· Social distancing of at least 6 feet when possible is to be observed.

· Hands should be sanitized upon entering and leaving the building.

· Temperature checks will be done upon entering the classroom.

· No participants are to attend any program if they are running a temperature or showing other signs of being ill.

· No sharing of class materials.

· Books and materials are to be taken home each week. Please remember to return with your books you will need them each week.

 

 

2020-2021 PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Click on the program title to get the registration form to print.

SIGNS OF GRACE - Grades 2 and 3

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion.  If your child attended Religious Education previously and they are in grades 2 or 3, they may register for this class to prepare them to receive Sacraments in the Spring.  These classes will be taught on Sunday mornings at 9:30am or on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. If you have a preference please register early because class size is limited.

 

FAMILY PROGRAM

The program will be very different this year because it will be done at home for most of our younger children. NO weekly classes will be held for this group. Materials for children in grades 4k through 5 grades will be sent home to be studied, prayed, and learned at home with their families. These materials will have a teacher’s guide and online support from the publisher for parents to use. Learning materials will be sent home once a quarter and there will be scheduled gathering times to pick up new materials. This plan is for children in grades K4 through 5 that are not in a preparation year for Sacraments.

 

CALL TO CELEBRATE - Grades 4 to 7

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion.  If your child attended Religious Education previously and they are in grades 4 to 7, they may register for this class to prepare them to receive Sacraments in the Spring.  These classes will be taught on Sunday mornings at 9:30am or Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. If you have a preference please register early because class size is limited.

 

BRIDGES TO FAITH - Grades 3 to 5

This class is for children that were NOT in Religious Education last year and who have not received Reconciliation or Communion but would like to start preparing for Sacraments to be received in 2022.  These classes will be taught on Sunday mornings at 9:30am or on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. If you have a preference please register early because class size is limited.

 

CALLED TO BE CATHOLIC - Grades 6 to 8

This class is for children that were NOT in Religious Education last year and who have not received Reconciliation or Communion but would like to start preparing for Sacraments to be received in 2022.  These classes will be taught on Sunday mornings at 9:30am or on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. If you have a preference please register early because class size is limited.

 

CONFIRMED IN THE SPIRIT - Grades 8 to 12

This class is for children that were in Religious Education last year and now are preparing for Confirmation in 2021.  These

classes will be taught on Sunday mornings at 9:30am or on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. If you have a preference please

register early because class size is limited.

 

EDGE - Grades 6-8

St. Paul’s EDGE is our religious education program for all middle school students. Children must attend at least one year prior to registering for Confirmation.   EDGE will be held on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm.

 

LIFE TEEN - Grades 8-12

St. Paul’s LIFE TEEN  is our religious education program for all high school students. Children must attend at least one year prior to registering for Confirmation.  LIFE TEEN will be held on Sunday nights at 6:00pm.

FORMS FOR REGISTRATION FOR ALL CLASSES AND THE PARENT LED FAMILY PROGRAM CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE

AND IN THE LOBBY OF THE PARISH CENTER. THERE IS A FEE OF $50.00 PER CHILD OR $100.00 PER FAMILY. ALL FORMS AND

PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2020.  PLEASE PLACE FORMS ALONG WITH THE FEES IN AN ENVELOPE AND PLACE IN THE OFFERING BASKET AT MASS OR MAIL TO:

Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

161 North Dean Street

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302

Attn.: RE

FORMS MAY ALSO BE BROUGHT TO THE PARISH OFFICE BETWEEN 9:00 am AND 4:00pm, MONDAY TO FRIDAY.

Religious Education Schedule for St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

Office of Religious Education

585-1858

www.stpaultheapostlespartanburg.org