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Kindergarten through 5th Grade Faith Formation Classes

Our Kindergarten through 5th grade classes take place in the beautiful Religious Education wing at St. Benedict Catholic Church, to the left of Mary’s garden. Classes are 1 hour and 15 minutes long. Parents can choose between class offerings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at either 3:30pm or 6:00pm. All classes are in person.

Kindergarten Class
at 6:00pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

1st, 2nd Grade Classes
at 3:30pm and 6:00pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Classes
at 3:30 & 6:00pm on Tuesdays and 6:00pm on Wednesdays

Sacramental Preparation
3rd grade and older students
preparing for First Communion or Confirmation
at 6:00pm on Wednesdays

In our Kindergarten classes, we use the Word of Life  program by Ignatius Press and Augustine Institute. We chose this dynamic program because it is a strongly Scripture-based curriculum. In addition to helping students learn the Faith through Scripture, the Word of Life series actively teaches students different ways to pray with Scripture, where they come to know and love God.

In our 1st & 3rd-5th Grade classes, we use Alive in Christ from Our Sunday Visitor. We chose this program as it helps the children better understand, grow in and live in their faith. This program is grounded in the values of integrity and promotes a distinctly Catholic identity. 

In our 2nd Grade classes, we use Encounter with Christ from Our Sunday Visitor to prepare our students to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. In this program, children come to understand the order of the Rites, the signs and what they signify, and the meaning of the Sacraments in the larger context of our Catholic faith. Children and families are inspired and moved to full and active participation in parish life. 

The sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are usually received at the end of the 2nd grade year, after 2 years of formation classes (1st and 2nd grade). Please contact our office for older students who would like to prepare for these sacraments.