Religious Education

Importance of Religious Education

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that family and parents are the PRIMARY educators of the faith for their children. It is through the word and example of parents that children first come to know God and begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. When children are baptized, the Church community promises to help parents foster their faith. The Queen of All Saints Religious Education program assists and supports parents in this important duty.

The goals for the Queen of All Saints program are:

  • To develop an understanding of the Catholic faith and its practices in the lives of our families.
  • To foster a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer.
  • To prepare students to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.


Description of Religious Education Program

The religious education program for students in grades 1 – 8 begins on the second Sunday in September and meets every Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. through the end of April.

Students are prepared to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the second grade, First Communion in the third grade, and Confirmation in the eighth grade. Students and catechists attend 10:30 a.m. Mass one Sunday a month. The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) class prepares older students to receive the Sacraments following two years of preparation.

Students preparing to receive the Sacraments for the first time participate in retreats; and their parents are required to attend two parent/child meetings about Sacramental preparation requirements. Students and families are also invited to participate in community service and various collections for the needy in our community.

Parents are invited to participate in family classes on certain dates scheduled throughout the year.

The registration fee for the program is $95 per child or $190 per family.

Vacation Bible School is held each summer.

The Tiny Seeds Program for pre-school and kindergarten students meet on Sunday mornings, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Tiny Seeds Program seeks to instill a solid spiritual foundation that will stay with children throughout their lives. Classes consist of reading Bible stories, simple crafts and activity projects, songs, and finger plays geared toward the children’s age level and short prayers. The Tiny Seeds Program begins on the first Sunday of October and follows the same schedule as the religious education. The fee for the Tiny Seeds Program is $25.