Important News & Updates
WELCOME to the St. Dunstan Religious Education Program!!!
Registration is Now Open for School Year 2023-2024. Please register online using this link:
Classes are on Tuesdays, starting on August 22, 2023, through May 14, 2024.
Register now – Registration Deadline is August 14, 2023.
In addition to filling out the On-Line Registration, you should also access (click link):
The St. Dunstan School of Religious Education welcomes all children and youth, who are baptized Catholic and those wishing to be baptized in the Catholic faith, to enroll and participate in our Religious Education Program. You need to be a registered parishioner. If your family is not registered with a Parish, please fill out our parish registration form. If you are registered at another parish, you may still enroll at St. Dunstan Religious Ed program.
The St. Dunstan School of Religious Education tuition is as follows:
1 student $100
2 students $125
3 students $150
The above tuition does not include program fee for sacramental preparation.
The St. Dunstan School of Religious Education is an important part of the St. Dunstan Parish Community. We provide our students with a desire for our Catholic faith, learning, liturgy, and life. Our faith formation program is in partnership with the parents, for children to grow in love, knowledge, appreciation, and desire for Jesus Christ and become active members of the Catholic Church. We are committed to help parents provide and encourage their children with a solid spiritual foundation of their Roman Catholic faith.
In line with the above-mentioned Mission Statement, the goals of the Religious Education Program at St. Dunstan Parish are:
- Connect with the students and their families, listen to their stories, and welcome them as members of the Body of Christ.
- Create opportunities to develop a deep and personal relationship with Christ.
- Partner with the parents to provide basic catechetical instructions, Catholic teachings of the Church, learn to appreciate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and other forms of prayer.
- Empower students to follow the great commandment to love God and love our neighbor, to follow their mission, spread the good news to the rest of the world, be a true disciple of Christ, and encourage the lifelong spiritual journey to continuously deepen their faith and relationship with God.
The Religious Education program assists parents and guardians in passing on their faith through the Catechism ministry. The Religious Education Catechists are volunteers who have answered the call to minister to our children/youth. They are people with whom faith is important enough to share. We always welcome more volunteers in this ministry.
- Grade 1 – Tuesdays 4:00-5:15pm
- Grade 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 or Pre-Confirmation – Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm
- 2nd Year Catechism (older kids) – Tuesdays 6:45-8:00pm
- Confirmation I – Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
- Confirmation II – Fridays 5:30-7:00pm
First year Catechism for their first-year preparation for First Holy Communion and are in 1st and 2nd Grade regular school should register for Grade 1 Religious Ed class.
First year Catechism in preparation for First Holy Communion for students in 3rd Grade and above, PLEASE contact RE Office to know what level to register in.
Second year Catechism in preparation for First Holy Communion for students in 4th Gr & above, second year preparation for First Holy Communion should register for 2nd Year Catechism (older kids) class.
All students who would like to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation are required to attend the Pre-Confirmation class before attending Confirmation I and II classes. This pre-requisite class introduces the student to the Catholic Holy Bible and our faith history.
Please contact the Office of Religious Education if you need help in figuring out which level your child should be registered in, especially if your child was not enrolled last year.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Religious Education: CRE@st-dunstan.org
First Holy Communion Preparation
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is a two-year program. Children must attend and successfully complete either first grade, or first year Religious Education classes to be eligible for 2nd Grade, or 2nd Year Catechism (older kids). The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are celebrated in the Spring of the second year of class. In addition to the tuition, there is an additional program fee of $40 for 2nd year FHC preparation.
Our Confirmation Program is a two-year preparation program. Confirmation I (for first year confirmation students) is designed to explore and better understand our Catholic Faith. Students must successfully complete Pre-Confirmation class to be eligible for Confirmation I.
Confirmation II (for second year confirmation students) is designed to finalize the preparation for Confirmation. The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the Spring of Confirmation II.
All students wanting to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, including students who missed certain levels of Catechism (i.e., missing 5th Grade Religious Ed), are required to attend the pre-requisite class: Pre-Confirmation or 6th Grade class. The goal is to introduce the student to the Catholic Bible for them to have a better understanding of the Catholic Faith, and our salvation history. In addition to the tuition, there is an additional program fee of $60 for Confirmation I & II. This does not include the Retreat fee which is to be determined.
Please contact the Coordinator for Religious Education for further information.