Faith Formation for Children, Grades K-8
Catholic Schools, Religious Education and Sacramental Prep
For St. Lawrence, St. Mary’s, and St. Teresa
2021 – 2022 Program Year
The parishes of St. Lawrence, St. Mary’s, and St. Teresa provide three primary options to support and assist parents to raise their children in the practice of the faith:
1. Catholic School Education. We have two amazing Catholic Schools at St. Mary’s and St. Lawrence -- and with the voucher program, almost anyone can go to Catholic School for free. Catholic school families are not expected to enroll their children in parish religious education classes due to the faith formation taking place in the school. However, please note that these families are expected to take part in the parish sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion and Confirmation (2nd and 9th grade).
Find more information about each school by visiting their website:
St. Lawrence https://www.stlschool.com/
St. Mary’s https://mystmarys.com/
*Note – each of our Catholic Schools offer a preschool program
2. Homeschool. More and more families are choosing the option of homeschooling and have a solid faith component in place within their homeschool curriculum. For parents who choose to homeschool only the faith formation portion of their child’s education, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on approved program materials. Families who choose to homeschool using a solid faith-based program, like Catholic School families, are not expected to enroll their children in parish religious education classes; they are expected to take part in the parish sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion and Confirmation (2nd and 9th grade).
3. Parish Religious Education Programming. For those parents who do not have their children enrolled at a Catholic School or who are homeschooling their children without a faith-based curriculum, there will be two opportunities for Parish Religious Education for K-8th grade for St. Teresa, St. Mary’s and St Lawrence Parishioners:
Sunday Morning Traditional Religious Education at St. Mary’s
9:00am – 10:30am, weekly grade-specific classes for grades K-8
Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Sunday Morning Family Formation at St. Teresa
9:00am – 10:30am, twice monthly gatherings that include participation of parents and children
grades PreK-5, plus classes for grades 6-8
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If these Sunday morning sessions do not work with your schedule, please contact
the office at 812-537-3992. We will help provide or find resources for you to fulfill the promise you made on the day of your child’s baptism to raise your child in the ways of the Lord.
Please note, there will not be parish religious education programming offered at St. Lawrence; however, St. Lawrence will be the home of the Sacramental Preparation Programs. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
First Reconciliation and First Communion – 6 Monday Evenings Sessions
@ St. Lawrence, Parent & Child Attend
6:45pm– 8:00pm, beginning in September and happening once a month Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, March and April
Classes are for all children, primarily grade 2, seeking to receive their First Sacraments
Confirmation Preparation – Weekly Wednesday Evening Classes for High School Teens seeking to be confirmed.
The sessions will be offered every other year for the parishes of St. Lawrence, St. Mary’s, and St. Teresa.
@ St. Lawrence, Teen Only Attends
6:45pm – 8:00pm, September 2021 – May 2022
Teens will be confirmed by Archbishop Thompson August 28, 2022