Religious Education Ministry
10/25 – P/K-6 Classes
– 1st Reconciliation Parent/Child Meeting, 6:45 p.m.
– 7-12 grade Trick or Treating for canned goods
11/1 – Religious Education Liturgy, 6:45 p.m.
11/8 – P/K-11 Classes
11/15 – P/K-11 Classes
– Confirmation Candidate/Sponsor mtg, Church
Online Religious Education Registration
Religious Education Registration
Registration for Wednesday evening Religious Education will take place July 15, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and July 16, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We will again be offering classes for Pre-school through 12 grade. A calendar will be handed out at registration.
Registration does need to happen in person. Parents will be asked to fill out and sign a registration form and will receive a handbook with a schedule. Those registering on our selected registration dates will receive a discounted fee.
Parents of students in grades 6-12, please bring your insurance information. You will be asked to fill out a student information form for youth ministry events. Classes will begin on August 23.
Pick-up Procedures for Religious Ed
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Religious Education Program:
Anita Navarra - (812) 663-8427
Wednesday evenings during the school year for 4-year olds through 12th grade. Religious education classes are taught by volunteer catechists and aides. These volunteers are encouraged to be certified through classes promoted by our Archdiocese. Preschool though 8th grade classes are held at the parish school and office building. High school small group classes are held in volunteer's homes. Included in the curriculum at appropriate age levels is sacrament preparation for Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation. Parent/child meetings and celebrations are also a special part of the programs. Vacation Bible School is held for all St. Mary's children 4 through 6th grade during one week of the summer.
Adult Catechetical Team (ACT)
Dick Glaser - (812) 663-6938
The adult catechetical team is to provide learning opportunities for members of the parish to grow in their faith with God and each other. ACT works with the Director of Religious Education to plan, execute and evaluate adult learning opportunities that respond to the needs of the parish community.
Faith Formation Commission:
The Faith Formation Commission consists of six representatives (3 elected, 3 appointed), the pastor and the director of religious education at St. Mary's Parish. The functions of the commission are: 1) To determine goals and objectives for Catholic Education within its responsibilities. 2) To formulate policies that will guide the administrators in working towards the goals and objectives. 3) To formulate policies and decision made by the administrators in implementing policies. 4) To evaluate the effectiveness of the policy decisions in achieving the goals and objectives. The Commission is also responsible for submitting the parish education budget, and for reporting on the status of Catholic Education in the parish.