Religious Education

St. Henry Religious Education Program is a faith formation experience for Pre-K through 9th Grade children. Our Religious Education Program consists of approximately 400 children. Faith formation requires attendance from Grade 1 through 9 (Pre-K and Kindergarten are optional classes).

 

Pre-K to 5th Grade Classes are held on Sunday mornings  from 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM.

Junior High – 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM.

1st to 5th Grade Classes are held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM.

Catch-Up Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM. These classes are for children who have been Baptized but not yet received Communion. It is a 2 year program. After children have received the sacraments they are expected to return to the Religious Education Program the following year and continue their Faith Formation through 9th Grade, preparing for Confirmation.

RCIC Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM, and are for children who have not been Baptized. It is a 2 year program. After children receive the Sacrament of Initiation, they are expected to return to the Religious Education Program and continue their faith formation.

9th Grade Confirmation Classes are held twice a month – 1st & 2nd Sunday mornings of each month, 10:30 AM to 11:55 AM, followed by the 12 PM Youth Mass. Confirmation Classes begin in October through April. Confirmation is received in the Easter Season.

9th Grade Confirmation Youth Ministry Classes also make up the Confirmation Program and are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month in the evening from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) falls under the Religious Education umbrella. This program is open to all adults 18 years and over who have not been Baptized, received Communion and/or Confirmation and/or would like to become Catholic. The RCIA group meets on the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month in St. Henry School from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The program runs for approximately 7 months.

  • Sacraments of Initiation – Catechumens receive Baptism, Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.
  • Sacraments of Communion and Confirmation – Candidates receive these sacraments in the Easter Season, usually in April.

Family Time is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month following 10 AM Mass, for Pre-K to 5th Grade children. A theme is attached to each Family Time month, i.e., Fun Bus, Magician, Autism Breakfast, Health Awareness programs, etc.

Junior High Activities, bowling, Christmas Show, plays, etc., are subsidized by fundraisers.

Fundraisers are held to raise money for our Religious Education Program to help subsidize the various, all-over Religious Education functions. Our largest fundraiser is our Monthly Flea Market which is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 9 AM to 3 PM at St. Henry School.

For more information about our Religious Education Program, please call Marie Pope at 201-339-0319 or cell 908-612-6674.