Religious Education Grades 1-5

According to the National Directory for Catechesis, “Family-centered catechetical programs are opportunities for parents to catechize their children directly, for spouses to catechize each other and for children to catechize one another and their parents.” (National Directory for Catechesis #61.2)

Family Catechesis is a response to the call to a “new evangelization” and a reemergence of the importance of faith formation for the entire Catholic family.

Religious Education Grades 1-5

For 2022-23 we will have in-person religious education for Grades 1-5.

  • Classes are held at Saint John Neumann on designated Sundays between Masses.

  • We will use St. Mary's Press Discover! Finding Faith in Life.

  • This year we will be completing a safe environment class with all grade levels as is required by the Diocese.

Please contact Jeannie Kennedy at with any questions.

First Reconciliation & Eucharist

This program requires completing the 1st Sacraments registration form in addition to the Youth Religious Education registration form. Check the Sacraments page for additional details on First Reconciliation/Eucharist.

First Penance/Eucharist

If you need more information or have questions, please use the contact information button below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a Student Book?

Yes, there is a student book which will go home after the classroom units with the student and be used for the home sessions in conjunction with all the parent resources we will supply.

There will be a volunteer requirement this year. For several years, we have not had enough volunteers and we cannot continue to function without volunteers. The parents will need to complete Diocesan safe environment training including VIRTUS and a background check.

All families are asked to volunteer in some way. The Church teaches that parents are the primary teachers of their children. Volunteering to support the program is the least we can do for those giving their time and talent as catechists. Needs vary with different grades. Your child’s catechist will tell you the best way to help.

2023 Elementary At-a-glance-Calendar.pdf