Religious Education


Welcome to our Notre Dame Religious Education Program - NDRE.  

Here at Notre Dame we believe that following Jesus is joy and a life-long journey that begins at Baptism and continues into eternity. To that end we offer catechesis for Grades K-8 with each program specifically designed to teach your child the ‘good news’ in a way that excites them to ‘learn it’ and challenges them to ‘live it’! And we are proud to announce NEW for 2017-2018 the addition of KINDERGARTEN to our program!




  • NDRE - Grades K - 6: Sunday 10:45 - 12:00 or Tuesday 4:30 - 5:45 - September thru May - Kindergarten-Sunday ONLY
  • FAITH ALIVE - FA 78:  Grades 7 & 8 -  is a 3-tiered component program: Coursework - Service - Enrichment designed for students Grades 7 & 8 which meets on Sundays: Coursework / Formation: 4:00 - 5:15 from October to April
  • RCIC PROGRAM - (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) for students who have missed receiving the above sacraments
  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL -VBS 2018 - JUNE 25,26,27, 28 - Campers: Grades 1-5 and Peer Leaders: Grades 6,7, 8 and (HS)        



  • The SACRAMENTAL PREP PROGRAM is a three year program beginning in 1st Grade, with sacraments received in 2nd Grade and program completed in 3rd Grade. During the 2nd Grade year there are (3) Sacramental Prep Formation Meetings: (2) Parent/Child Meetings and (1) Parent ONLY Meeting.  

    In 1st Grade, the children learn the basic truths of the faith and their first prayers.  In 2nd Grade, the children progress to learning about the sacraments and the prayers specific to each sacrament. They learn about the Eucharist and Mass; the parts of the Mass, the progression of the Mass as well as how to attend and participate in the Mass. In 3rd Grade we unpack the Mass in depth learning all the 'why's & what's of what is truly occurring during the celebration of the Mass. This 3-tiered format not only prepares the children specifically for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion but does so at a pace which allows the children to enjoy the learning and truly master what they learn. 

  • PLEASE NOTE: Children must be enrolled in both 1st Grade and 2nd Grade to receive these sacraments. Matrices are in place to assist students who arrive mid-stream. Please contact the Religious Education Department directly for more information. 

  • Don't Forget to check out these drop-down links for more information on each of the following: NDRE / Grades K-6 / Faith Alive 78 - (FA 78) Grades 7 & 8 / Vacation Bible School - (VBS) / Faith & Family Mass / Curriculum



        We are so excited that you have chosen Notre Dame for your child’s Religious Education.

         We as a program and as a parish are here to assist you in educating your children in our Catholic Faith.

        We look forward to getting to know you!

  • PARENTS DON' FORGET  to check our Parent Resource​s Link for tools & ideas to help you share the faith​ with your children. And the      ND RE and the Newsletter Link for the latest events, news & updates!



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