RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: CHILDREN

K–5

“Accordingly, the definitive aim of catechesis is to put

people not only in touch but in communion,

in intimacy, with Jesus Christ.”

Pope John Paul II from Catechesi Tradendae (On Catechesis in Our Time)

 

By virtue of their Baptism, parents are the primary teachers of the Christian faith to their children. This year is a great opportunity to welcome at home catechesis into your family. With the impact of COVID-19 on our community, we are unfortunately limited with our in-person meetings, so we are providing families with an online curriculum to be done at your own pace and as your schedule permits. We know everyone has extremely busy schedules; our desire is simply that this serves as an opportunity to learn about, discuss, and pray through the life of Jesus Christ within the context of the family.

 

We are here to assist you in this new journey! Once a month, grades K-2 and grades 3-5 will meet on separate weekends to have in person interaction with their catechist. In addition, there will be an opportunity for parent catechesis to check in on how at home catechesis is going but also to assist you in your catechetical efforts. Meetings will take place on Sundays from 9:45am-10:45am in St. Anselm Hall (located at St. Benedict School). Please refer to the calendar for when in person meetings will take place. 

The Faith and Life series we use for our religious education curriculum is accessible through an online platform called My Catholic Faith Delivered that we will use this year. To learn more about the program and its pedagogy, click on the link here: My Catholic Faith Delivered

 

Because there is a fee associated with the virtual seats for the online curriculum, the religious education fee for this year is: $30 for the first and second child, with a maximum of $80 per family. Please do not let fees be a burden, we want our Catholic faith to be accessible to everyone. Please contact us about assistance. 

Please Note: Any in person gathering for young people under the age of 18 requires a temperature check and being able to answer 'No' to the following three questions:

  1. Do you currently have a fever (your temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher)?

  2. In the past two (2) weeks, have you presented symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, chills, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, with no alternative diagnosis?

  3. In the past two (2) weeks, have you been exposed-less than six (6) feet for greater than 15 minutes-to anyone who has tested positive or exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 (with no alternative diagnosis), without wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?

Please arrive a few minutes early on the day of in person gatherings in order to expedite the process. Thank you!

Click here for the 2020-2021 K-5 Registration.

K-5 Religious Education 2020-2021 Calendar

*Please note: With the ongoing development of the COVID-19 pandemic, schedules and gatherings are subject to change.

 

Vacation Bible School for 2020-2021 is still TBD at this point.

 

For more information, contact Ben Fleser (bfleser@saintbenedictparish.org).

Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of the Diocese of Richmond to notify civil authorities by calling the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and then contacting the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.