PRE Parish Religious Education
Parish Religious Education (PRE) - Grades K - 8
Jeffrey Ghering, Director - Phone: 668-2596

Religious Education classes for grades K through 8th grade are available in Englsh and Spanish. Contact Jeffrey Ghering, Director of Religious Educaiton for information. Registration forms are currenly being accepted for the 2015 - 2016 year. Classes will begin on August 23th, 20015.


Sacramental Program for First Communion and Reconciliation
(English and Spanish)

First Communion is traditionally celebrated with baptized children in the second grade. Children are required to attend classes either at Saint Mary's School or in the Parish Religious Education Program on Sunday Mornings. Home schooled students in the second grade or older must call the Director of Religious Education at 668-2596 for further information.

In order for children to understand the relationship between the Sacraments and the Church, children must have two years of catechesis, either at Saint Mary's Parish or elsewhere.

Please call the Director of Religious Education for further information.

This two-year program and a retreat fulfills the Diocese of Memphis requirement

for reception of the first sacrmanets.

For students older than seven, a special two year program is available.

This program is also available for children over the age of seven who have not been baptized.


Sacramental Program for Confirmation
(English and Spanish)

Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church.

It is a sacrament of mature commitment and a deepening of the baptismal gifts

that a child receives in Baptism.


Confirmation is received by a child in the 8th grade. Requirements for the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation are the following:
* The child must attend the two years preparation beginning in the 7th grade.

There are several ways to accomplish this requirement, please contact the Director of Religious Education for the details;
* Participate in a Confirmation Retreat
* Attend the Confirmation class on Sunday morning beginning in January

(if the child is not enrolled a St. Mary's School)

If a child nas not received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist or Reconciliation, then partricipation in a two-year program is required. This class is held on Sunday mornings.


For further information, please contact the Director of Religious Education, Jeffrey Ghering, at 668-2596.

Total Youth Program - Grades 7 - 12
Connie Carpenter, Director - Phone: 668-2596

Classes are held every Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. for teens, grades 7 - 12. This is a time for prayer, fun and games.

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Jeffrey Ghering, Director - Phone: 668-2596

The Catholic Church always welcomes new members into its community.

The Rite of Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the present-day process by which people enter into the Faith. RCIA is a process in which interested men and women can explore Catholicism, and make a decision to become a Catholic over a period

of months.

RCIA classes meet on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

in the Lourdes Room.


If you are:

* Interested in learning more about the Catholic Church
* Unbaptized and you have a need for spirituality in your life
* Baptized, but never received any formal religious education
* Married to a Catholic and you attend Mass with them,

and you want to share in their faith
* Seeking something in your life, but not sure what?

Perhaps the RCIA is the place for you. If you are interested,

please contact the Director of Religious Education at 668-2596.


Links to forms:

(pdf files)


* PRE Registration Form 2015/2016 (english y epsanol)



*PRE Schedule 2015/2016


The form is one per student.