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Richland, WA 99354
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• EARLY CHILDHOOD (for age 3 by August 31 through 1st grade)
ECRE meets on Sunday Mornings during 9:30 a.m. Mass. Click here to view the calendar for the 2023-2024 class year.
The program introduces the children to Bible stories as well as basic symbols and prayers of the Catholic Church, utilizing curriculum by RCL Benziger which are Imprimatur-approved curricula. They will praise God through song, prayers, and class activities while learning the most important lesson that God always loves them. We have several special musical performances during the ECRE year and processions as well. All children must be school ready including toilet trained, able to leave parent with confidence, and be taught with age appropriate materials.
ELEMENTARY (GRADES 2-5) meets on Wednesday evenings. Classes for the 2023-2024 Year began September 20, 2023 and meet from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Each elementary grade level has its own focus: Second graders learn the Mass and prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. Third graders learn what it means to be a Catholic Christian and who and what makes up the Catholic Church. Fourth graders are taught the meaning of conscience and the Ten Commandments, the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and the Beatitudes. Fifth graders grow in understanding of the Supreme Sacrament of Jesus revealing God to us and that the Church is the Sacrament of Jesus. They also study the seven sacraments of the Church, the liturgical year and the Creed.
Praying is an important part of our Catholic faith. Below, you will find links to prayers by grade. The prayers progress with each grade. Please use this resource to help enrich your family's prayer life.
For more information about the Elementary Program, please e-mail or call Inez Reilly at 940-1011. You may download the elementary faith formation calendar here.
• CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF CHILDREN (CIC) is a sacramental preparation program for older children (grade 4 and up) who have not been baptized, made their first reconciliation, or received their first Holy Communion. The program involves home study with a parent or guardian as well as attendance once a month October through April at CIC class. Our Catholic Faith from Sadlier Publishing is the curriculum used to teach the children a good basic understanding of their faith and their role as Catholic Christians. Students also must regularly attend Wednesday night religious education classes (or attend Christ the King School) simultaneously with the CIC Program. For more details on the program and current dates, click here for a pamphlet. Contact Jessie Wagnon at 946-1675 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more questions.
You may download Religious Education registration forms here
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