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Religious Education


Welcome to Religious Education at Holy Spirit Parish. We look forward to assisting you in educating your children in the Catholic Faith. Below is information about our Religious Education programs.

If you have any questions please to contact Amy or Barbara at 371-1478


Classes and Times


Enrolling your child starting in Kindergarten is important to their faith formation.

Due to Covid 19, this year we will be offering a few options.

  • The Wednesday Classes/Sunday Preschool on campus: You meet at Holy Spirit Church and the students meet in their classes. It's important that students are enrolled in Kindergarten to begin their faith formation. See class times below.
    • Preschool (3-5 year olds): Sundays at 9:00 am
    • Kindergarten to 5th Grade: Wednesdays 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm
    • Middle School: Wednesdays 6:00 pm and 7:15 pm
    • 9th to 12th Grade: Wednesdays 7:00 pm for Discipleship Groups
    • Catch Up Classes: 2nd graders and older who are registering for Religious Ed for the first time. Please call 371-1478 to set class times.
  • Learn at Home: Parents are given the materials and lesson plans for each grade used in the classes at Holy Spirit Parish and are able to teach their children at home.

  • Family Faith Formation: Each month families pick up interactive packets with 3 planned lessons designed for the whole family. There are also preschool lessons available. See FAQs below for more information.

Wednesday Schedule | Sunday Schedule


Open House

Save the Date for parents and students. Parents must attend.

  • Kindergarten through 12th grades: On September 9, we will not meet as a large group. Please find your classrooms and meet your teachers during the designated times below.
    • 6:00-6:30 pm: Families with last names starting with A-F
    • 6:30-7:00 pm: Families with last names starting with G-L
    • 7:00-7:30 pm: Families with last names starting with M-R
    • 7:30-8:00 pm: Families with last names starting with S-Z
  • Preschool: You will meet your teachers, September 20, the first day of classes.
  • At Home Learning: Sunday, September 13 at 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room
  • Family Faith Formation: Sunday, September 13 at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room


Registration


Due: Monday, August 3, 2020

REGISTER HERE

Important Notes:

  • Holy Spirit Religious Education does require that parents volunteer in our program. Registration will not be processed without parent involvement.
  • Registration Fee must be submitted to complete the registration. (See FAQs for more information.)
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Complete the Tuition Assistance Form.
  • Assume your children are registered for the classes that you selected. We will only contact you if there is a concern.
  • Classes will be closed when they are full. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • We need to keep email addresses current. Email is our primary form of communication for Religious Ed.
  • Read the Parent Handbook before registering for classes. Parent Handbook


Volunteer Opportunities


VOLUNTEER HERE

  • We are so grateful for our many volunteers who serve the youth of Holy Spirit Parish!
  • Volunteering as a teacher is a wonderful way to share your time and talents. It is also a great witness to the importance of growing in the faith. We offer training for our teachers, and there is the option to team teach.
  • Click the Volunteer Form link to volunteer to help and see all the ways you can share your gifts. We would love to have you join our team.

FAQs

  1. Send or drop off a check to the church office. Make checks payable to Holy Spirit Religious Ed.
  2. Online Giving: Click the Online Giving on the website. Note that there is a processing fee.
  3. Tuition Assistance: Tuition Assistance Form
  • The Parish Religious Education programs offer support to the parents in their responsibility as the first educators of the Faith. Family involvement in and commitment to the life of the parish is critically important for those who participate in Parish Religious Education.
  • Parents also assist in the faith growth and development of their children by encouraging regular class attendance, weekly Mass attendance, and family prayer.
  • Parents volunteer as teachers, substitute teachers, prayer team, or other opportunities listed on the Registration Form. Volunteer involvement in the religious education program is required of every family.
  • Parents should read the Parent Handbook before registering for classes. Parent Handbook

Family Faith Formation is a home-based religious education program for families with children in preschool through sixth grade. It offers a variety of opportunities for parents to pass on the Catholic Faith to their children.

It is open to ALL Holy Spirit Parish families, as an alternative to our Wednesday programs. It is also helpful for families that have scheduling conflicts with our class times.

Families receive a packet for each month. You will be contacted when they are ready. Typically there are 3 lessons each month. The lessons are written by parents for parents to use at home.

The time spent together is an amazing blessing to a family—times that you will never regret! Children see how important the Faith is to parents and respond in a way that builds family and faith at the same time.

Catch Up classes are individual classes for 2nd graders or higher who have not attended Religious Education classes. When your child is ready, they will move into their grade level RE class.

Also, we offer help for those students older than 2nd grade who need to receive the sacraments Reconciliation & Holy Communion.

Please call 371-1478 or email us for more information or to set a time for classes.

bworkman@holyspiritsf.org (K-5th grades) or hsre@holyspiritsf.org (6th-12th grades)

Call the Religious Education Office at 371-1478 before your child’s class time. Leave a message if no one answers.

You can also email bworkman@holyspiritsf.org (K-gr. 5) or hsre@holyspiritsf.org (gr. 6-12) before 3 pm on Wednesdays.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word: This is for children in kindergarten to 2nd grade. This is offered at 9 am and 11 am Masses. You do not need to register to participate.

Children’s Choir: Practices are from 5:00-5:55 pm on Wednesdays in the Choir Room of the church.

Youth Choir: Practices at 10:15 am on Sunday mornings in the Choir room. This is for students in 7th-12th grades. They sing at Mass each Sunday at 11:00 am.

Youth Group meets throughout the year. More information can be found in the bulletin or the website.

Search Retreat is a weekend retreat for 9th grade and above. Middle school students must have a recommendation. Search Page