Religious Education

2019-2020 Registration is Now Open

St.  Catherine of Siena's Parish Religious Education Program is designed to  help parents and guardians to pass on the gift of the Catholic Faith to their children, helping to form children and parents together in stronger discipleship.  Parents are “the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith,” as the Church prays at Baptism.  Our Religious Education program assists parents in that irreplaceable role. 

The Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are celebrated in  Grade 3, while the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the Fall of 2020 for 9th graders.  Students are required to attend special workshops to prepare them for the reception of these Sacraments. Please note that St. Catherine’s requests two years of preparation in our program before Confirmation.

Our program would not be possible without our team of dedicated volunteers who are witness to the faith for the children in our program.  We are grateful to our Catechists and Classroom Aides who work directly with the children in the classroom, and to our Hallway Monitors who help in so many ways.  All volunteers receive tuition assistance for their children or grandchildren.  Please consider joining our team!

All Religious Education classes are held in St. Catherine of Siena School. Registration is available online.

For more information regarding the Religious Education program, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Lindsay Tristine at

Weekly Class Schedule

Grades 1-6

Sunday, 10:15am - 11:15am
Tuesday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Grades 7 & 8

Tuesday, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Wednesday, 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Be The Good: Kindness Campaign

Life Vest - Kindness Boomerang - "One Day"

We are all called to “Be the Good” in this world: to be God’s eyes, ears, hands and feet to do good works and to spread His love. The world today is in great need of God’s goodness. During Lent, we are going to spread goodness by doing simple acts of kindness for others in our community. We are going to take the time to be kind.

Special Message from Simon Whiteman

A good example of how faith enhances the everyday is 22 year-old Simon Whiteman.  Simon is a long-time parishioner of St. Catherine’s and attended our Religious Education program. Simon plays professional baseball for the San Francisco Giants organization.  He made a short video for our students and families about the role his faith plays in baseball.

Additionally, here are a few important points relative to the 2019 – 2020 program:


  • Registration will run from June 7 – August 15:  Early Bird rates will be in effect through August 15th.  Registrations received after August 15th will not be eligible for Early Bird rates unless you are a family registering for the first time. Registrations will be processed as they are received.
  • Schedule your child ASAP:  We understand that sports and other activity calendars are often set after our registration deadline. We encourage you to register now for the day you think may work the best for your family and we are happy to adjust your family’s schedule, space permitting, in September before classes begin. This allows us to staff appropriately and order books in time before classes begin. 
  • Class Schedule:  Classes will start in mid-September and end in early May. Schedules will be posted shortly to the parish webpage and emailed to all families.
  • Class Size:  We strive to keep classes to no more than 15 students. Therefore, if you have a particular need please register early.  If classes fill up on a particular day you may need to switch to a day when another session is available.

Tuition & Payment

  • Early Bird Tuition for the 2019-2020 Academic Year when registered and paid in full by August 15, 2019 is as follows

By August 15, Early Bird Tuition is:

1 Child: $200; 2 Children: $300; 3 or more Children: $375  

After August 15, Tuition is:

1 Child: $235; 2 Children: $335; 3 or more Children: $415

Sacrament Preparation Fees:

3rd Grade First Penance / First Holy Communion: $60
8th Grade Confirmation Prep: $65
9th Grade Tuition, including Confirmation Prep: $60

Registrations will be processed as they are received.

  • Catechists Discount:

Tuition Discount for Catechist or Classroom Aide is:

Full Tuition for first child ($200), plus $25 for each additional child

Tuition Discount for Hallway Monitor is: 

Half Tuition for first child ($100), plus $25 for each additional child

  • Payment:  Payment with a credit card or direct deduction from a bank account can be made through Online Giving.  The link for Online Giving is found at the end of online registration (see button above) or by CLICKING HERE. Kindly choose Religious Ed in the pull down menu to pay your tuition.