The Religious Education Program (Pre-K-7th)
St. Anselm Catholic Church welcomes all children (PreK-7th grade), regardless of previous formation and sacramental preparation, to enroll in our Religious Education Program.
Classes begin on September 16th. Pre-K through 7th grade meet Sunday mornings at 8:45AM at St. Anselm School (40 Belle Ave).
The Program is made up of two phases, the curriculum-based phase which takes place in the classroom and the liturgical phase which takes place immediately following at the 10:00AM family Mass. The children walk over from the School, with their catechists at 9:45AM, to the Church where they meet their parents for the 10AM Mass.
Loyola Press, Finding God, is a comprehensive program that integrates learning for children through lessons, artwork, music, games, activities and prayer. The curriculum is based on a teaching method known as “spiral curriculum” that integrates the fundamental themes of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Scripture and Catholic Social Teachings. As children are introduced to and revisit concepts and vocabulary from one year to the next, their knowledge and experience both broaden and deepen. This program provides lessons in the faith and delivers those lessons through experiential activities that encourage lifelong practice.
Parents may access a wealth of online materials and learn more about the program by going to: www.findinggod.com.
[Children in 8th grade and older and in need of being confirmed, are welcome to register for our Confirmation Program click here .
Children in the 2nd grader or older and in need of receiving First Reconciliation/ First Communion, please register for our Sacramental Preparation Program and not our Religious Education Program click here .]