Religious Education

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 Religious Education Staff

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

Parish Religious Education

Adult Formation

Youth Ministry

Parochial Schools

Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Ephrata educates our youth from pre-school to grade eight. Visit the school website at:

Lancaster Catholic High School provides quality Catholic School education for grades 9 through 12. Visit the High School website at:

click here for address and phone numbers of the Parochial Schools

Parish Religious Education

Preschool through Grade 8 provides weekly religious education classes for our public school children as well as Sacramental preparation programs.

RCIA and RCIC - The Rite of Christian Initiation for adults and children. Those interested in or who are committed to entrance into the Catholic Church meet regularly for formation and information.

Catechetical Training and Adult Study - Provides several courses of study throughout the year for adults to further their understanding of their faith. The Alpha course is a video and discussion series that studies the basics of Christianity. St. James actively pursues the certification of its Parish Religious Education teachers, a requirement of the Diocese, by offering certification courses.

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