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 Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated in Grade 2, and First Holy Communion is celebrated in Grade 3. (This year, 3rd Graders will celebrate both Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.) The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in Grade 8. 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 campus buildings.
For more information regarding the Religious Education program, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Lindsay Tristine at RelEd@stcatherinetrumbull.com.
Sunday, 10:15am - 11:15am
Tuesday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
***NOTE: TUESDAY GRADEs 1 & 5 ARE FULL***
Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grades 7 & 8
Tuesday, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Wednesday, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Catechist Training: Sep 13 or 14
Catechetical Sunday: SEP 18, 9am Mass
Parent Kickoff: Sep 20 or 21
Confirmation Info: Oct 11 or 12
First Day of Classes: SEP 25, 27, 28
***TUESDAY GRADEs 1 & 5 ARE FULL***
Please note tuition has not increased for the past 7 years. You will notice a nominal increase this year to account for inflation. If any family has a hardship to pay for tuition, please reach out to Lindsay Tristine, Director of Religious Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org and inquire about financial aid forms.
By August 19, Early Bird Tuition is:
1 Child: $230; 2 Children: $345; 3 or more Children: $400
NOTE: Any family registering for the first time is eligible for these Early Bird rates regardless of date of registration.
After August 19, Tuition is:
1 Child: $255; 2 Children: $370; 3 or more Children: $425
Sacrament Preparation Fees:
2nd Grade First Penance: $40
3rd Grade First Penance / First Holy Communion: $60
8th Grade Confirmation Prep: $95
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 the button below. Kindly choose Religious Ed in the pull down menu to pay your tuition.
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.