Preschool/Elementary Religious Education Program

 

Religious Education for preschoolers age 3 through 1st grade utilizes a Lectionary Based Curriculum. The students experience the Gospel through music, a color page, an art project, and a game each week. In addition, Special Events are scheduled including a Family Event once a month, celebrations for Holy Days and Feast Days, and community building service projects.

Second Graders who wish to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are prepared during regular Religious Education class times. Additional curriculum regarding Holy Days, Feast Days, and family events is built into the schedule.

Religious Education for youth in grades 3-5 utilizes an age appropriate Lectionary Based Curriculum. In addition, Special Events are scheduled including a Family Event once a month, Celebrations for Holy Days and Feast Days, and community building service projects.

 

Registration

Registration Date is May 7, 2017 (8:30am - 1:00pm in the Gym or online all summer)

On Religious Education Registration Day, please have all of the following: 

  • a completed registration form
  • a copy of your child’s/children’s Baptismal Certificate
  • a Sacrament Form for First Reconciliation/ / First Eucharist or Confirmation (if applicable)
  • a check made payable to All Saints Catholic Church for the registration and sacrament fees (if applicable)

Registration is on a first come basis and preference will be given to Catechists’ children. Class lists will be posted September 3, 2017, with classes needing a Catechist noted. Parents of the class can decide at that time who will be available to teach the class.

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

The 2017-18 Religious Education classes will begin September 10, 2017.

A calendar of Religious Education Classes and Special Events will be available on the first day of class.


Class times

3-year-olds through 1st Grade - Sunday 9:00am-10:15am or Sunday 10:45am-12:00pm.

2nd grade through 5th Grade - Sunday 9:00am-10:15am or Sunday 10:45am-12:00pm

 

Volunteers

The All Saints Religious Education Program is a Volunteer Based Program. In order to have a successful Religious Education Program, volunteers are needed. It is required by All Saints Catholic Community that for all scheduled events there will be a minimum of two “Cleared Adults” present with children and youth at all times. These adults may be either employees or volunteers who have been screened through the procedure outlined in the Safe Environment Program.

Each class is taught by a volunteer Catechist (no previous experience required-Training provided) with a second “cleared adult” as a moderator. If the classes do not meet this minimum requirement of two cleared adults, a substitute is recruited or the class may be cancelled. All registration forms contain an area to check off your Volunteer Position – registration is not complete until this area of the form is complete.

More information on RE Registration, Class Times and Volunteering can be found by contacting Religious Education Director Kathy McDermott at 972-778-0328 or kmcdermott@allsaintsdallas.org.