Teaches young children who God is. How He loves us and what great things, He has created for us. This is considered a “religious readiness” program, helpful to laying a good foundation for formal religious training.
ELEMENTARY – Grades 1 through 5
The program for elementary school encourages children to better understand their faith as they grow. The curriculum presents the core content in an age-appropriate way each year, helping children to mature in their faith. Each grade level over these five years is important even in non-sacramental preparation years.
MIDDLE SCHOOL – Grades 6 through 8
Younger teens need a religious education program that addresses real-life teen issues and different learning styles. Our teaching resources create religion classes that focus on relationship building, active student participation and sound religious principles. There is an eighth grade retreat given toward the end of that year.
We are pleased to offer Religious Education classes as well as Sacramental Preparation for students enrolled in a Special Education program in public school.
Classes in Spanish are available for students in grades 1 through 3 only. The student must be able to read, write and speak in Spanish at their grade level.
Tuition fees are based on number of students in family attending classes. These fees plus mailing and retreat fees (when applicable) are required to defray the cost of materials and other activities used each year.
THE SACRAMENTS OF FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST
The preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist takes place during the second year of Religious Education instruction for the elementary and middle school students. The cooperation of parents is essential to the success of this sacramental preparation program. Parents are asked to attend five information meetings during the year.
At the end of the second year, there are sixteen weeks of Sacramental Preparation.
Six weeks of Reconciliation Preparation
Nine weeks of Eucharist Preparation
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All families are encouraged to register as a member of St. Linus Parish. Students already registered at St. Linus receive priority enrollment.
To assure enrollment, the following forms and documents are required:
Emergency Release/Medical Information
All students and their families are expected to attend Mass on Sundays and all Holy Days of Obligation. Students are expected to attend at least 85% of their classes. After three absences, the student’s continuing status will be reviewed.
Parents are expected to attend all parent information meetings. A special series of five meetings are held in preparation for the First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. The presentations are designed to help parents grow in their understanding and appreciation of the Mass, the sacrament of Reconciliation, and Eucharist. Open to all adults, the series is offered in particular to parents whose children would like to receive First Penance and First Eucharist.