Faith Formation (Children)
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The goal of Religious Education Program at St. Andrew Catholic Church is to provide children with opportunities for ongoing spiritual development and catechesis. The Religious Education Program also prepares children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Religious Education is a vital part of continuing the legacy of our faith.
Classes are held every Wednesday evening during t-he school year for children from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade. Two sessions are available; 5:30pm to 6:30pm and 6:45pm to 7:45pm. Kindergarten classes are only available at 5:30pm and High School at 6:45 pm
Preparation for Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist
The kindergarten through fourth grade curriculum provides children with the preparation needed for the reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist as well as the ongoing spiritual formation and catechesis they will need to continue to grow in the faith. In order to lay a foundation in basic Catholic principles, participation in weekly Religious Education classes is vital. Readiness, and not chronological age or school grade, determines a child’s preparedness for the sacraments.
Preparation for Confirmation
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation are the sacraments of Christian initiation into the Catholic Church. In fact, the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For by the sacrament of Confirmation the baptized are bound more perfectly to the Church and are enriched with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, Confirmation is a ratification and renewal of Baptism, freely and deliberately done and it is a continuation of a Catholic’s baptismal commitment.
In keeping with diocesan guidelines, St. Andrew Church implements a two-year program to prepare for Confirmation that begins in grade seven. All who are interested in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation are invited to begin a journey of faith to prepare for this sacrament. Such a journey requires a commitment on both the part of the parent and the Confirmation candidate.
For more information on Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist or Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation, please contact, Barbara Currie-Bowers (Faith Formation Coordinator) or
Jennifer Diaz (Faith Formation Coordinator/Director of Family Life) at 843-448-5930. Or email: [email protected] Check out our Facebook page Children's Faith Formation Facebook Page. Children's Faith Formation Facebook Page.
Any person who wishes to enroll a child in Religious Education must be a registered member of our parish and attending Sunday Mass here faithfully as recorded by the use of the Offertory Envelopes.