(Last edit: 10/18/21)
This Tuesday, October 26 at 7 pm there will be a meeting for parents who intend to present their children for First Reconciliation and First Communion. The hour meeting will be held in the Church. Please notify the DRE if you have not received an invitation to this meeting or iif you will be unable to attend.
Religious Calendar 2021-2022 to download or see below
Permission /Medical Release Form (editable)
Confirmation Forms - keep scrolling!
Sunday sessions are from 9:30 - 10:30 am Wednesday sessions are from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Sunday session grades Pre, K and 1st are offered in the Loreto House (former youth house, convent)
Sunday sessions grades 2nd - 6th are offered in the school building
Sunday sessions junior high and high school are offered in the Loreto House (former youth house, convent)
Wednesday sessions grades 2 - 12 sessions are offered in the school building
Wednesday (P, K & 1st sessions are offered in the Loreto House
Wednesday Eucharistic Adoration is available until 7:00 pm
Wednesday Sacrament of Reconciliation is available from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Benediction 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at 6:45 pm
Sunday sessions are timed so families will be able to attend either the 8:30 am or 10:30 am Mass
With Covid cases on the rise:
If your child is feeling sick, do not send them to religious education session.
If your child is exposed to Covid-19 at your school and is asked to wear a mask or quarantine,
please have your child mask at or quarantine from religious educationn sessions.
Welcome to the new year of religious education at Saint Mary’s Church. There are a few changes this year.
- We have changed our name! Call us: religious education.
- Religious education classes are available on Sundays and Wednesdays for all ages.
- Materials are available for families that have discerned a need to homeschool.
- We have added Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for preschool through first.
- Our cost is only $50 per child with a maximum of $100 per family.
I have added a few things to the mix, but it has all been a result of prayerful listening to you. I hope some of the new options will meet the needs of your family and help you raise your Catholic children in the faith of our Church.
The changes are not over. With the Beacons of Light initiative we will continue to need to listen and prayerfully consider how the Lord is continuing to call us to change.
With the ongoing pandemic, I ask for patience, understanding and kindness. Children may wear or not wear a mask as you have discerned for them. Please be respectful of physical distancing. We will follow all directives of our pastor, archdiocese and the Universal Church. We will follow the guidelines that the Darke County Health Department recommends for quarantine after exposure to Covid-19 that local schools are following.
Thank you to all the volunteer catechists and helpers who make religious education in our parish a reality. Stacy Fullenkamp, Olivia Subler, Constance Pitts, Ruth Sinnes, Kathy Unger, Kristi Edger, Kent Holmes, Katelyn Livingston, Paul Myers, Beth Arnold, Ashley Borchers, Meaghan Rogers, Kathy Pierri, Sylvia Kelly-Pressnall, Sharon Vanden Bosch, Maegan Rogers, Kari Holmes, Amanda Rieman, Connie Cromer.
Thank you to all the artists, woodworkers, seamstresses, artisans and donors who have contributed to our atrium for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Ken Pence, Pam Hensley, Rick Pierri, Craig Hensely, Jim Vanden Bosch, Ruth Sinnes! The materials for the Holy Family Atrium are beautiful and will easily lead our children to prayer.
The atrium is in need of a few more short bookcases. If God is calling you to work with children, to create beautiful materials for our children, or to share gently used furniture, please give me a call.
Blessings on you and your family,
Director of Religious Education
Calendar and details....
26: Tuesday Reconciliation/Eucharist parent meeting 7:00 pm Parents of 2nd
10: Reception of the Miraculous Medal at Benediction 6:45 pm 6th graders
24: No Wednesday sessions Thanksgiving break
28: No Sunday sessions Thanksgiving break
First Reconciliation will be during regular hours for confession in December.
8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass
19: No Sunday sessions Christmas break
22: No Wednesday sessions Christmas break
26: No Sunday sessions Christmas break
29: No Wednesday sessions Christmas break
5: Wednesday sessions return from break
9: Sunday sessions return from break
The cost of religious education for a first child is $50. For families with two or more children the cost is capped at $100. Fees help offset the cost of materials provided to each child. If this fee is a hardship for your family, please let me know and arrangements can be made. Religious education fees or the parish school tuition includes all youth activities.
Are you following the archdiocesan Beacons of Light that is working to form groups of parishes into Families of Parishes
for increased parish vitality and a greater response to the mission of the Church in the world?
Please see me if you are interested about learning more about the faith formation offered at Saint Mary's in our Parish School of Religion.
Director of Religious Education
Saint Mary’s Church, Greenville