Religious Education

Religious Education Children & Adults

Parents are called to be the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith and in giving witness to the faith by what they say and do. However, to assist them in that mission the parish offers opportunities of catechesis at different levels.



Classes meet Sunday mornings from 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Check the Religious Edcucation Schedule for the appropriate year for specific dates.

Registration for 2021-2022

Registration is currently taking place for the 2021-2022 school year. Please fill out the necessary forms at the right and turn them in to the Religious Education office as soon as possible.

Fees may also be paid online, by clicking on the Online Giving button at the TOP of this page or the Online Giving Icon at the BOTTOM of this page.  If you do not already have an account for Online Giving, you may create one at any time.  If you have any questions or problems with Online Giving, calling Adrienne at 855-7391.  If you have questions regarding fees or Religious Education please call Marian Rose at 855-7567.





All forms are available on the right side of this page in electronic format or a printed format.  You may submit them electronically (forms emailed directly to the Religious Education officeOR print them and fill them out. Printed forms are NOT automatically emailed to the Religious Education office.  You will need to drop them off, mail in or place in the Sunday collection basket.  See below which forms you need to fill out and choose the method that works best for you.

FOR RETURNING STUDENTS - Please fill out the Registration Checklist and the Parent Authorization Form and return with the registration fee to the Rectory, Religious Education Office, pay Online or in the collection basket.

FOR NEW STUDENTS - Please fill out the Registration Checklist, the Registration Card and the Parent Authorization Form. We will need a copy of your child's birth and baptismal certificates together with the registration fee. Return all these with the registration fee to the Rectory, Religious Education Office or in the collection basket.

FOR PARENTS OF SACRAMENTAL PREP STUDENTS - Please fill out and sign the necessary forms as stated above and the Parent Pledge.  All forms can be found at the right of this page.  Please print and return with the registration form and fee to the Rectory, Religious Education Office or in the collection basket.


Those of you whose contact information has changed, please fill out the Red Contact Card on the right and email it to



Our young people are an important part of every parish.  They are not just the future adults of the church, but even now they are trying to live as His followers in their families, schools and parishes.  Even now they are trying to learn more about their faith and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and the church so that they can be His witnesses to all they meet.  Even now, they can use their gifts and talents to serve others within and outside the parish community.

St. Patrick's offers religious education for ages 3 thru 8th grade on Sunday mornings from 9:05 to 10:15 a.m. in the school.

For ages 3 years old through 2nd grade there is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  It is an "atrium" atmosphere with hand-made articles such as puzzles, wooden figurines, items represented on the altar, etc. to help the scripture readings come to life for the children.  A particular scripture, sacrament, or key liturgical moment is taught to the children with the appropriate materials available for the children to touch, manipulate and reproduce the lesson learned.  Most importantly, it is a way for the children to "fall in love with God."  This program is based on the Montessori method of teaching.

For grades 1 thru 8, there is sacramental preparation and age appropriate lessons to understand the scriptures, sacraments and key liturgical moments.

1st Grade - The focus is the HOLY TRINITY.
2nd Grade - Sacramental Preparation
3rd Grade - Christ Our Life-The CHURCH is the focus
4th & 5th Grade - The Plan of God, the Structure & Meaning of the Mass with the Sacraments; An indepth Discovery of the Bible
6th Grade - The Study of the Old Testament
7th Grade - The Story of Jesus
8th Grade - The History of the Church



They are endeavoring to become their best selves and to discern God's future plan for their lives.  To help our young people in this, the parish offers opportunities for catechesis and discussion in the Catholic faith, fellowship, fun, worship and service through our Youth Ministry Program.  The Youth Ministry Program is open to all the youth of the parish from grades 6 thru 12.  Each group is led by a team of adult volunteers.  See the Youth Ministry page.


This is for all adults who are interested in learning more about their faith.  It is hosted by Jim West and Sr. Avelina, meets every Sunday morning that the Religious Education program meets from 9:05 to 10:15 a.m. in the teacher's workroom in the School.

Why Go?

• To ask those questions that have been on the back of your mind for a long time
• To enrich your knowledge of our Catholic faith-fill up heart
• To help you teach your children the faith
• To be part of our faith community
• Free Coffee and Snacks
• Babysitting Available in Youth Center


Director of Religious Education

Marian Rose Swetish
(361) 855-7567

Important Information for Religious Education

2021-2022 Calendar

Click Here for

 (Pre K-8 Grade Sundays)
(These are online forms and will be emailed directly to the DRE.)

Click Here for

 (MS 6-8, HS 9-12 & Confirmation)
(These are online forms and will be emailed directly to the Youth Director)


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