The St. Pius X School of Religion Program assists parents in providing quality catechism in our Catholic Faith. Children are placed according to their grade level.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLLMENT
Certificate of Baptism. The child's baptismal certificate must be presented at the time of enrollment. If your child has not yet been baptized, please see the information under Baptism.
Transcripts. Students transferring from other catechetical programs should bring a transcript from that program.
We also have available First Communion / Reconciliation in Spanish and classes for Special Religious Education (SPRED) for children with developmental disabilities.
For more information, you may contact the School of Religion at:
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Children's Faith Formation: Grades 1-5
For the 2022-2023 school year, St. Pius X School of Religion will continue to use "My Catholic Faith Delivered," an online program which utilizes the Faith and Life Series. We plan to provide in-person opportunities to all students throughout the year. These activities will be optional so that we may gather as a community. Please continue attending Mass as that is the best way to be in community.
Edge: Middle School
The Edge program will be in person ONLY. Middle school students meet Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm.
Life Teen: High School
Life Teen will be in person ONLY. High school students meet Sundays 6:00-8:00 p.m. While Confirmation 1 and 2 students are required to attend Life Nights, this program is open to all high school students, those preparing for Confirmation, and those who have already been confirmed.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Two consecutive years of religious instruction in our program are the minimum required to prepare a student to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. The requirements for a child to be recommended to receive the Sacrament of the First Holy Communion at St. Pius X Church are as follows:
- Regular attendance and successful completion of school of religion classes
- Regular Mass attendance (every Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation)
- Mandatory parent meetings
- Readiness of the child, as determined by staff and parents, is of prime importance.
For more information, visit the Sacraments page on Holy Communion.
To receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, one must at least 15 years of age with two years minimum instruction in our youth ministry program in order to prepare a student to receive the Sacrament.
In order to protect the rights of all children, it is important that parents and students understand the consequences of misbehavior. The long-range goal of achieving self-discipline gives direction and purpose to short-term consequences. We want parents to know that school rules are designed to protect all children and that students who choose to break rules are treated firmly, but kindly and appropriately.
Students are expected to be accountable for their actions. Unruly behavior will not be accepted nor tolerated. All disruptive behavior is routinely handled on the spot.
Education for children with special needs is a priority at St. Pius X.
We offer classes for children with special needs to prepare for First Confession and First Holy Communion. The Catechist is bilingual and can assist students in English and Spanish. The class is designed to teach each child at his or her individual developmental level.
Parent participation is not mandated, but it is highly preferred, as only the parents of these children know best how to communicate with their child on the lessons being taught by utilizing their own, "special home language." This enables the children to fully understand the beauty of what we are teaching in class and helps the class teacher to learn new ways of connecting with each individual child based on observations of how the parent relates to them in class.
HOMEWORK & GRADES
Please be sure your child completes the assignments. A passing grade will be based on class and homework assignments, attendance, and participation. Our pastor will review your class progress.
If your child will be absent from class, please notify the School of Religion Office at 420-9193.
Your child is expected to make-up missed work at home. Five absences are the maximum allowed from September through May. Excessive absences may result in a child having to repeat the same grade next year. The Pastor will determine this course of action.