Religious Education

NOTICE This website will no longer be updated after January 1, 2017, until the new site is installed.


 Religious Education Staff

Rose Barnas
Coordinator of Religious Education
626-0244 x1
Carroll A. Feldman
R.E. Assistant
626-0244 x2


"Without the Way, there is no going; without the Truth, there is no knowing; without the Life there is no
Bishop Fulton J Sheen

Reflection: How can Bishop Sheen's quote help me to develop a plan for this coming year, so that I can enter more deeply into the "Way" to know where I am going into the "Truth" to learn what I should know, and into the "Life" so that I may truly reflect God's mercy through my life?

Religious Education Calander

Jan 4 Wednesday RE Classes 4:30PM - No Grade 7 & 8 Classes
Jan 4 Wednesday RCIA Class Night 7PM Church Topic: Mary, Mother of God
Jan 7 Saturday 5pm Family Mass, Reception in OLC afterwards
Jan 8 Sunday RE Classes 8:50 AM
Jan 8 Sunday RE Classes 10AM
Jan 8 Sunday 10AM Sip & Dip SJH
Jan 11 Wednesday 4:30PM RE Classes
Jan 11 Wednesday RCIA Class Vespers 6PM, then Dinner SJH
Jan 15 Sunday RE Classes 8:50 AM
Jan 15 Sunday RE Classes 10AM
Jan 15 Sunday 10AM Sip & Dip SJH

GRADE 6 Reminder: Parent/Student Meeting and Rite
of Entrance is Saturday, 1/7/2017 at 3:30PM SJH.

Missionary Childhood Association (MCA)
Christmas Artwork Contest
Deadline is January 31, 2017
Diocesan students won in both 2015 & 2016!

Please see the RE Office for more information!

The Opening fo our Parish
Centennal Year
SATURDAY January 7th

Special Features of the Mass
• Special Mass Book for the children
• Youth serve as Lay Ministers at Mass: Ushers, lectors, music, and altar servers
• Homily geared towards children
• Children bring up the Offertory gifts
• Children's Collection
• A Family friendly reception in Our Lady's Center follows the Mass.
Come feed your soul and your body! We hope to see you at Mass and the reception!

Be a Voice For The Voiceless!
Enter the 2017 Pennsylvania Respect Life Essay Contest. Write a pro-life essay or speech about euthanasia, abortion or stem cell research. Contest entries must be submitted by March 6, 2017.
Enter the 2017 Pennsylvania PRO-Life Video Oratory Contest, which is open to Grades 9-12 students.
Deadline for submission is April 10, 2017

Information is now available at the RE Office.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania PRO LIFE Federation

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Vacation Bible School Registration for 2016

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Knight & Day/Park City Diners
Our April-June SOS (Sharing Our Success) check from Park City/Knight & Day Diners is $748! Thank you for patronizing these diners, who give 10% of your check to the RE Program each time you use your loyalty card. The RE Office has more cards. Cards card? See the RE Office Office.

2016 Diocesan Women’s Conference
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Keynote: Kimberley Hahn
Mass Celebrant: Bishop Gainer

Got Used or Empty Toner or Ink Cartridges?
We can turn them into $$$ for RE Programs. See box in OLC!

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