We are pleased to be able to offer an option of day/time for most levels.

Class schedules for 2024-2025 will be posted in late August.

Eucharist 1

Students in this level learn about the ways the God has shown his love for us. They will also celebrate their faith through prayer, participation in Mass, and honoring the saints. This level consists of a blended program of at-home asynchronous remote learning via Google Classroom and parish Family Sessions. At each Family Session, parent and child can explore, discuss, and celebrate together the importance of faith in their lives.

FAMILY SESSIONS ARE HELD ON SATURDAYS FROM 10:30 – 11:30 AM – FAMILIES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND TWO FAMILY SESSIONS.

Eucharist 2

Students in this level continue to work on learning their prayers, better understanding the Sacrifice of the Mass, and directly prepare to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation.

*If you have a special needs student – the Eucharist 2 Special Needs Class follows the Wednesday Session Schedule.

CLASSES ARE HELD:
WEDNESDAY FROM 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
OR
SATURDAY MORNINGS 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Sunday Option
Level 3, Level 4, Level 5

Students in these levels have a spiral approach to catechesis that goes deeper into faith concepts at each grade level in developmentally appropriate ways. The program is built on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (creed, sacraments, morality, and prayer), rooted in Tradition and Scripture.

Students in this level will also attend the 9:30 AM Family Mass in Msgr. Purick Hall serving in a variety of ministries as altar servers, ushers, lectors, choir members, and shepherds.

 

Level 5 is a prerequisite for Confirmation Preparation.

 

CLASSES ARE HELD:
SUNDAY FROM 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
INCLUDES ATTENDING 9:30 AM FAMILY MASS AS PART OF CLASS

LEVEL 3 – LEVEL 5

Students in these levels have a spiral approach to catechesis that goes deeper into faith concepts at each grade level in developmentally appropriate ways. The program is built on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (creed, sacraments, morality, and prayer), rooted in Tradition and Scripture.

Level 3

Monday From 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Remote Option through Christ In Us Portal

Level 4

Monday From 5:30 pm – 6:30pm
Remote Option through Christ In Us Portal

Level 5

Tuesday From 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Remote Option through Christ In Us Portal

Level 5 is a prerequisite for Confirmation Preparation.

Confirmation 1

Students in this level begin their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation for the Sacrament is 2½ years. As they begin this first step toward preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, they will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the teachings of their Catholic faith. They will continue to discover the importance of their witness to the love found in the salvation of Jesus Christ.

WEEKLY LESSONS ARE COMPLETED REMOTELY THROUGH THE CHRIST IN US PORTAL
REQUIRED MONTHLY IN-PERSON SESSIONS ARE HELD:
MONDAY FROM 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
OR
TUESDAY FROM 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Confirmation 2

Students in this level continue their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. They will review the Sacraments, the 10 Commandments, the Creed, the Trinity, and other concepts important to our faith. They will also begin to examine the lives of the saints and see how these holy men and women can help throughout our faith journey.

CLASSES ARE HELD:
MONDAY FROM 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
OR
TUESDAY FROM 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Confirmation 3

Students in this level enter into the final preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation by focusing on the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit given to us at Confirmation. Students are actively engaged in maturing their faith from the head to the heart.

CLASSES ARE HELD:
WEDNESDAY FROM 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Special Needs

Students in this group prepare for the Sacraments by studying and praying in a small group setting which is more hands on and tailored for the needs of the students. If you would like to place your student in the Special Needs Program, please contact the Religious Education Office at 631-665-4914.

Older Sacrament Preparation

Students in this level are in Grades 6-10 in school who, for some reason, have missed receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion or Confirmation at the usual time.  These students begin their faith journey with foundational catechesis in the Catholic Faith as they prepare to receive these Sacraments. 

Preparation for these Sacraments is 3½ Years.

Session One:
This program helps to develop a firm faith foundation and is built on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (creed, sacraments, morality, and prayer), rooted in Tradition and Scripture. 

Session Two:
Students will begin Confirmation Preparation with the Confirmation 1 Program where they will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the teachings of their Catholic faith. They will continue to discover the importance of their witness to the love found in the salvation of Jesus Christ. They will do so in tandem with preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, which, for whatever reason, they missed receiving at the usual time.

Session Three:
Students will continue with their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation with the Confirmation 2 program. They will review the Sacraments, the 10 Commandments, the Creed, the Trinity, and other concepts important to our faith. They will also begin to examine the lives of the saints and see how these holy men and women can help throughout our faith journey.

Session Four:
Students will enter into the final preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation with the Confirmation 3 Program by focusing on the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit given to us at Confirmation. Students are actively engaged in maturing their faith from the head to the heart.

Contact the Religious Education Office at 631-665-4914 for more information on this program.