“…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

After careful planning, we are happy to announce that ALL CLASSES will return to IN-PERSON classes as of September 2022. Registration is open and ongoing. You may register online by clicking on the link above or you may register in person at the Religious Education Office in the lower level of Msgr. Purick Hall during regular office hours.

Current Students

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 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 monthly on Saturdays from 10:30-11:30am.


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 – please see the special needs offerings further below.

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

IF YOU DO NOT MAKE A SELECTION, students will automatically be placed into the Saturday morning session


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 classes are held:

Monday from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday from 8:30am-10:30am (includes attending the 9:30am Family Mass as part of the class)

Remote Option through Christ in us portal

Level 4 classes are held:

Monday from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday from 8:30am-10:30am (includes attending the 9:30am Family Mass as part of the class)

Remote Option Through Christ in Us portal

Level 5 classes are held:

Tuesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday from 8:30am-10:30am (includes attending the 9:30am Family Mass as part of the class)

Remote Option Through Christ in Us portal

All Students will Automatically be placed into the weekday class unless you select the sunday option


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

IF YOU DO NOT MAKE A SELECTION, students will automatically be placed into the Tuesday session


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

IF YOU DO NOT MAKE A SELECTION, students will automatically be placed into the Monday session


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

There is only one Session offered for Confirmation 3


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

This is only Session offered for Special Needs