Religious Education

 

About This Ministry

This ministry is focused on young people ages 5 through 13.  The basic teachings of the Catholic faith are provided in each level, through a basic catechesis on the Sunday Gospels.  Appropriate for each age level, provided is catechetical references, exercises and activities based on the words of Jesus Christ and on his Gospel as celebrated weekly in the Sunday assembly.

For First Eucharist the lessons invite the youth to:

  • Recognize Eucharist as a sacrament of initiation
  • Explore how the Christian community remembers and celebrates Jesus in its liturgy
  • Dramatize the Gospel stories of Jesus feeding multitudes and eating a last supper with his friends
  • Make connections between family meals and Eucharistic meals
  • Do hands-on activities that involve them concretely in doctrinal concepts
  • Pray with other children
  • Work with parents at home on parallel themes and activities

For First Reconciliation the lessons focus on biblical stories as the source of Christian life:

  • Jesus’ story of the Good Samaritan
  • The ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount
  • Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son and the merciful father
  • His parable of the unforgiving servant
  • Jesus’ Easter gift of peace and forgiveness to his first disciples

Procedure

Religious Education at St. Theresa:

  • Kindergarten through 5th Grade – Classes are held Sundays from 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM.
  • Grade 6th-8th Grade- Classes are Wednesday evenings 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

In Second Grade the focus is on preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Please see handbook for requirements 

RE Teachers are all active parishioners who gain significantly by guiding our youth at this vulnerable age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:
Kalae Martin                           Coordinator of Religious Education 
879-4844 ext 25                                  email: kmartin@rcchawaii.org

             

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION FORMS

All forms must be complete for child to be registered. Forms below are pdf fillable for your convenience.  

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