religious education

Ms. Kelly O’Connor, Director of Religious Education 413-532-2850 ext. 402 stpatdre@outlook.com

Children & Youth

It is expected that any child that does not attend a Catholic private school should attend a Religious Ed program. Every year is an  important stepping stone in a child’s Faith Journey, not just the sacramental years.

 

Religious Ed OnlineDue to state and CDC guidelines, we feel that the safest way to conduct our program this upcoming year is to do it remotely instead of in person. This would involve families having access to Google Classroom specifically set up for St Patrick families.

Elementary Program (PreK4 - grade 6) - based on the We Believe textbooks

Every month, students will have 3 15-20 minute class episodes to watch with activities through Google Classroom. These activities will be available to print out at home or arrangements can be made to pick-up packets at my office.

Jr High & Confirmation Programs (grades 7-11)

Students will have 2 assignments a month which would include articles or videos and then questions pertaining to the assignment.They will also have a 30 minute class check-in virtual meeting once a month.

 

Registration information:

Program Fees:

  • $20.00 Registration Fee per student.
  • $20.00 Sacramental Fee for any student making their Confirmation or First Communion this year.

Adult Education

St. Patrick’s offers a variety of programs for adults to deepen the knowledge of the faith.

RCIA is run by Arden Lowe.

Our Bible Sharing at St. Patrick’s is on Monday’s at 7pm.  No preparation is necessary. All are welcome.

St. Patrick’s Book Club meets periodically in the chapel for a discussion on books related to faith and life. To find out more, please contact the rectory at 532-2850.

Faith In Action- meets monthly to review the progress of ongoing programs and to plan new opportunities to share with parishioners.

To register for programs please contact Gwen Blanchard- Administrative Assistant. Gwen can be contacted at the parish office during regular hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm at 532-2850 or emailed at stpatrickssh@outlook.com