Religious Education 2022/2023
The fee is $10.00 per child, families with 2 or more $20.00 per family. K-5 Classes will begin Sunday September 25th at 10:00am. Grade 8/9 schedule will be announced soon. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Sharon Watts, Religious Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Religious Education 2022/2023
● Kindergarten with Catechist Bailey Stewart
● Grade 1 with Catechist Laura McCarron
● Grade 2 with Catechist Sharon Watts
● Grade 3 with Catechist Laura Ann McCallum
● Grade 4/5 with Catechist Laura MacDonald
● Grade 8, 9 and 10 with Catechist Margie Snell (email@example.com)
Hello and welcome to the New Confirmation Program!
My name is Margie, and I am the catechist for the confirmation program at Holy Family Church (St Kateri Tekakwitha Parish). We have a new Bishop, Bishop Riesbeck - and he requires the students to complete a different program than we have had in the past. Please see below for information regarding the program.
The new program consists of 2 steps:
1. ALPHA YOUTH PROGRAM
2. Confirmation program - DECISION POINT
Grade 8 and above - new students - start with the Alpha Youth Program online that begins in the fall of the first year and goes until Christmas. It is an online program that meets usually once per week, usually on Wednesdays at 7 pm. It is a blend of videos, discussion, and prayer. It is quite relatable to the students as it includes discussion and opinions from younger individuals and presenters. It covers topics like prayer, faith, healing, the Bible, etc. As our groups are often smaller, we join with other parishes to add depth to the discussions. Included in this program is a retreat - midway through - and will most likely be on November 19th - this date is not confirmed.
Confirmation program - Decision Point
Once students have completed the Alpha Youth Program (a must to move forward to the confirmation program) we begin the next step - Decision Point.
Decision Point is a video/discussion blend program that presents the important topics needed to be covered to advance the students' understanding of their faith.
This program is the second part of the confirmation journey and must be completed in order for the students to be confirmed. This has been done as a blend of online and in person. For this program, the students have a workbook to complete (provided with your registration fee.) Given that we have more time to complete this part of the journey, we may only meet every 2 weeks.
We will be starting this fall's classes beginning Oct. 12th at 7 pm online. The class will go from 7 pm to 8:15 pm.
We will need the students to be able to connect with us through laptop, tablet or desktop with camera capabilities. This is a closed group, so they are in a safe online environment. It is important for them to participate to have this type of setup online.
A link is sent to your email address to connect. Please make sure that the email we are given is one you can access from home.
Please let me know if you know anyone else who would like to be signed up for this course - at present I have 3 students signed up.
Additional information regarding the Decision Point program:
Community/charity work: An important part of the confirmation journey includes the students getting involved in community and charity work - this can include helping with Sunday School classes, youth group, Student Hunger program, neighbourhood senior assistance, walks for charity - Make a Wish, Coldest Night of the Year, etc. This will be expected and encouraged for all students to do. We will do a lot of this as a group. I hope this gives you an idea what the course will be like. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me at: