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First Communion Families

Confirmation Families

Religious Education...a lifetime of learning.

Mary Catherine Ball is the administrator of our Religious Education department where we have a many-faceted, ever-growing and constantly evolving program to help people of all ages grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.  As Father Arek taught us, "It's all about Jesus!"


Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-2:00
The Religious Education Office is never closed to voicemail and email.
  
Phone: 410-867-1941   -   Fax:  410-867-8276   -  
youth@olos.us

Faith Formation Classes      Registration (for all classes)
You do not have to pay tuition at time of registration!!! There is no late fee for late payment. We encourage early registration because it is very costly to order additional supplies in the fall. Tuition should not be a hardship; speak to Fr. Mark or Mary Catherine for more information.

Our conventional classroom instruction for grades Pre-K through 8 is offered on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:15 so families can attend either the 8:00 or the 10:30 A.M. Mass. 

9th grade and Confirmation classes meet on selected Sunday evenings, about twice a month, at 5:30pm. [top]

Sacrament Preparation Classes

Students preparing for First Holy Communion (usually in the second grade) and Confirmation (typically in the tenth grade) must receive conventional, or formal, religious education training for at least the one year preceding the Sacrament Preparation class.  First Communion web page

Confirmation preparation begins early in the year with the "Summer of Discernment" designed to help students decide whether or not they are ready to make the commitment necessary to complete the preparation and be confirmed.  Confirmation students are also required to have had formal religious education training for the year before the confirmation process begins. Confirmation web page
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Bible Study

Bible studies on a variety of topics are offered to all who are interested at just about any time on any day.  We can meet on weeknights, weekdays or Sunday mornings.  Suggestions for new study programs are always welcome.  Email Mary Catherine Ball or call her at 410-867-1941 for more information. [top]

RCIA (Rite of Catholic Initiation for Adults)

Sandy Herndon is the coordinator of our RCIA team.  Classes for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith are held every Monday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. from September until Easter. These informal classes present a systematic approach to Catholicism based on The Catechism and are for anyone wanting to discover if God is calling him/her to be Catholic, or for someone who has been away from The Church who wants an update. There is no charge for these classes. Sandy Herndon and Fr. Mark teach, with the assistance of several church members.
Call or email Sandy Herndon at 202-641-7500 or sandraherndon@gmail.com for more information, or you can register by calling the Rectory, 410-867-2059.
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Vacation Bible School

Coordinator:  Cathy Ball - ball5822@gmail.com

It is not necessary that children be members of our parish to attend. Older children are very welcome as helpers.   Cousins, guests, friends and neighbors are all welcome!  There is no charge for this wonderful program - free will offerings are gratefully accepted.

Jesus said, "I came that they may have life and might have it abundantly". John 10:10  Won't you come join us at Vacation Bible School Week and witness what He meant?

If you  would like to be involved please contact Cathy.