“…teach them to do everything

that I have told you.”

— Matthew 28:20

Staff:
Carrie Reinhold – Director of Religious Education
Michele O’Rourke – Secretary

Contact:
(631) 665-4914
(631) 665-4911 ext. 138
stpatreo@stpatrickbayshore.org

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday
10:00am-4:00pm


Registration

Registration for the 2022-2023 Religious Education Year has closed. Registration for 2023-2024 will begin in late spring. Dates and information will be posted in the future.

Class Schedules

All students who complete the coursework for the year will automatically be re-enrolled for the Fall. There is no need to re-register. We are able to offer an option of day/time for most levels.

Eucharist 1

Students in this level learn about the ways the God has shown his love for us. They will also celebrate their faith through prayer, participation in Mass, and honoring the saints. This level consists of a blended program of at-home asynchronous remote learning via Google Classroom and parish Family Sessions. At each Family Session, parent and child can explore, discuss, and celebrate together the importance of faith in their lives.

Family Sessions are held on Saturdays from 10:30-11:30aM – FAMILIES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND TWO FAMILY SESSIONS.

October 1Parent Meeting
October 22Family Session – The Rosary
December 3Family Session – Christmas
January 7Family Session – Church Tour
March 4Family Session – Lent
April 1Family Session – Easter

Eucharist 2

Students in this level continue to work on learning their prayers, better understanding the Sacrifice of the Mass, and directly prepare to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation.

*If you have a special needs student – the Eucharist 2 Special Needs Class follows the Wednesday Session Schedule.

Classes are held:
Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm
or
Saturday Mornings 9:00am-10:00am

Wednesday SessionSaturday Session
September 14September 10
September 21September 17
September 28October 1
October 12October 15
October 19October 22
October 26October 29
November 9November 12
November 16November 19
November 30December 3
December 7December 10
December 14December 17
January 4January 7
January 18January 21
January 25January 28
February 1February 4
February 8February 11
March 1March 4
March 8March 11
March 15March 18
March 22March 25
March 29April 1

Sunday Option
Level 3, Level 4, Level 5

Classes are held:
Sunday from 8:30Am-10:30AM
Includes Attending 9:30AM Family Mass as part of Class

Students in these levels have a spiral approach to catechesis that goes deeper into faith concepts at each grade level in developmentally appropriate ways. The program is built on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (creed, sacraments, morality, and prayer), rooted in Tradition and Scripture.

Students in this level will also attend the 9:30am Family Mass in Msgr. Purick Hall serving in a variety of ministries as altar servers, ushers, lectors, choir members, and shepherds.

September 11 December 4
September 18December 11
October 2December 18
October 16January 8
October 23January 22
October 30February 5
November 6February 12
November 13March 5
November 20March 12
March 19
March 26

Level 3 – Level 5

Students in these levels have a spiral approach to catechesis that goes deeper into faith concepts at each grade level in developmentally appropriate ways. The program is built on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (creed, sacraments, morality, and prayer), rooted in Tradition and Scripture.


Level 3

Monday from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Remote Option through Christ in us portal

September 12December 5
September 19December 19
October 3January 9
October 17January 23
October 24January 30
November 7February 6
November 14February 13
November 21February 27
November 28March 6
March 13
March 20
March 27

Level 4

Due to a lack of volunteer catechists, weekday in-person classes have been moved to Remote Learning.

Remote Option Through Christ in Us portal


Level 5:

Due to a lack of volunteer catechists, weekday in-person classes have been moved to Remote Learning.

Remote Option Through Christ in Us portal


Confirmation 1

Students in this level begin their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation for the Sacrament is 2½ years. As they begin this first step toward preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, they will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the teachings of their Catholic faith. They will continue to discover the importance of their witness to the love found in the salvation of Jesus Christ.

Classes are held:
Monday from 7:00pm-8:30pm
or
Tuesday From 7:00pm-8:30pm

Monday SessionTuesday Session
September 12September 13
September 19September 20
October 3October 4
October 17October 18
October 24October 25
November 7November 8
November 14November 15
November 21November 22
November 28November 29
December 5December 6
December 19December 20
January 9January 10
January 23January 17
January 30January 24
February 6January 31
February 13February 7
February 27February 28
March 6March 7
March 13March 14
March 20March 21

Confirmation 2

Students in this level continue their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. They will review the Sacraments, the 10 Commandments, the Creed, the Trinity, and other concepts important to our faith. They will also begin to examine the lives of the saints and see how these holy men and women can help throughout our faith journey.

Classes are held:
Monday from 7:00pm-8:30pm
or
Tuesday From 7:00pm-8:30pm

Monday SessionTuesday Session
September 12September 13
September 19September 20
October 3October 4
October 17October 18
October 24October 25
November 7November 8
November 14November 15
November 21November 22
November 28November 29
December 5December 6
December 19December 20
January 9January 10
January 23January 17
January 30January 24
February 6January 31
February 13February 7
February 27February 28
March 6March 7
March 13March 14
March 20March 21

Confirmation 3

Students in this level enter into the final preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation by focusing on the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit given to us at Confirmation. Students are actively engaged in maturing their faith from the head to the heart.

Classes are held:
Wednesday from 7:00pm-8:30pm

September 14
September 21
September 28
October 12
October 19

Special Needs

Students in this group prepare for the Sacraments by studying and praying in a small group setting which is more hands on and tailored for the needs of the students. If you would like to place your student in the Special Needs Program, please contact the Religious Education Office at 631-665-4914.

Classes are held:
Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm

September 14December 7
September 21December 14
September 28January 4
October 12January 18
October 19January 25
October 26February 1
November 9February 8
November 16March 1
November 30March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29

Older Sacrament Preparation

Classes are held:
Saturday from 9:00am-10:00am

Students in this level are in Grades 5-8 in school who, for some reason, have missed receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion at the usual time.

September 10January 7
September 17January 21
October 1February 4
October 15February 11
October 22March 4
October 29March 11
November 12March 18
November 19March 25
December 3April 1
December 10
December 17

High School Sacrament Preparation

Classes are held:
Tuesday from 7:00pm-8:30pm

Students in this level are in Grades 9-11 in school who, for some reason, have missed receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion at the usual time.

September 13January 10
September 20January 17
October 4January 24
October 18January 31
October 25February 7
November 8February 28
November 15March 7
November 22March 14
November 29March 21
December 6March 28
December 20