Religious Education

Donna Millar 609-466-2694 FaithFormation@StAlphonsusHopewell.org


2017-2018 REGISTRATION PACKAGE contains these 5 pages:
• 2 pages of Class Location and Scheduling Options, Fees, Sacramental Prep Dates/Times
• 3 page form including Student Registration Form, Parent Agreement, Diocese Form

2017-18 Grade 1, 3-6 Detailed Class Calendar

The Mission

The purpose of religious education is to make a person’s faith “become living, conscious and active through the light of instruction.” (The Bishop’s Office in the Church, 14) We want our children to learn their Catholic faith, enabling them to tangibly live out their faith in their everyday lives.

The Curriculum

The curriculum embraces the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Creed, Liturgy and Sacraments, Moral Life, and Prayer, and is shared through a faithful presentation of the Church’s teachings, traditions, and the Sacred Scriptures, with opportunities for participation in the communal, sacramental and liturgical life of the Church.

Our text for Grades 1-7, We Believe, with Project Disciple, encourages our children to become “disciples of Jesus Christ” through prayer, choosing to follow Jesus, and learning, celebrating, sharing and living their Catholic faith. In Grade 8, various resources are used in the multi-faceted preparation process for Confirmation.

  • PROCEDURE FOR CONFESSION FOR CHILDREN (PDF)

    Baptism

    In Baptism, a person becomes a Christian and receives grace and life from the Holy Spirit. In Confirmation, the baptismal vows are renewed and the sealing of the Spirit serves as a preparation for a mature Christian life.

    Baptism Request Form (PDF)

    Confirmation

    Confirmation is a sacrament in which those who have been baptized receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit, Whom the Lord sent upon His apostles at Pentecost. It is a sacrament that celebrates God’s special strengths and gifts in those who have been baptized. The Church stresses the connections between the three sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.

    2016-2017 Confirmation Packet