Here is information about St. Mary’s RE programs which will be beginning soon! When the registration sites for each program go live online links will be posted here, but if you don’t see registration links, you can email Rusty at [email protected] with your name, phone number, email, and programs that you are interested in, you will be sent an email when those registration pages are live!
TO REGISTER FOR ANY PROGRAMS, PLEASE VISIT https://www.wesharegiving.org/app/giving/WeShare-3082?tab=home, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the program you're looking for!
START DATE: Confirmation Preparation Sessions begin Sunday, September 10th at 2:30PM, meeting at St. Mary's School.
For information about requirements and calendar, please click here for the calendar and here for the requirements to receive the sacrament.
Even if you have questions or are unable to register or are unsure about the requirements or calendar, please reach out as soon as you can if you want to prepare for Confirmation at St. Mary's this year!
Also, please reach out to Rusty at the parish office at 208-344-2597x207 or [email protected].
Class time: Sundays, 2:30PM, at St. Mary's School
Whole Family Religious Education:
START DATE: Sunday, September 24th
Whole Family Religious Education is for everyone! People that this is for include St. Mary’s School Families, St. Mary’s Families with kids in public school, homeschool families and people of all ages – meaning older adults, younger adults, high schoolers, middle schoolers, elementary schoolers, too young for schoolers, everyone!
The plan is to gather together every other week (2 times a month) as a large group of families, get to know each other, pray, and learn about God! Each session won’t just be a lesson, but have a time for prayer, fellowship for people to get to know each other (sometimes including food), occasional service projects we can all work together on, and yes, lessons with topics where age groups can divide for a short time (including adults having adult education for them) – but each age group will be learning, discussing, or sharing about the same topic! What we hope this will do is allow families of all types, ages, and sizes to attend TOGETHER and get to know other St. Mary’s people.
We have Acts of the Apostles chapter two in mind as we plan, if you would like to read and pray that chapter of scripture with us!
Whole Family Religious Education will be happening:
- Every other Sunday, starting September 24th (please see calendar for dates not scheduled or when things are moved for holidays)
- At St. Mary’s Parish Campus (we will use lots of different places)
- From 4:30-6:30PM
First Communion Preparation:
START DATE: September 17th
To prepare for first Communion, half of the sessions will be combined with Whole Family Religious Ed and the alternating Sundays will be just for the First Communicants at the same time. What this means is that First Communicants will attend either First Communion class or Whole Family RE each week (except for some Sundays not scheduled).
First Communion Prep will begin on September 17th. Please see the calendar for the list of dates.
Class times: Non-whole Family RE Sundays, 4:30PM, at St. Mary's School
Becoming Catholic for Adults (also known as Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/RCIA):
START DATE: Monday, September 18th, 7PM
Located in Parish Conference Room A
We are preparing our Becoming Catholic program for this year, which will be presented by a team led by Deacon Gene Fadness! If you need to receive baptism, first communion, or confirmation or know anyone who wants to join the Catholic church please contact Deacon Gene via email at [email protected] Rusty at the parish office at 208-344-2597x207!
Class time: Monday evenings, 7PM, at St. Mary's Parish Office
Becoming Catholic for Children and Families (also known as Rite of Christian Initiation for Children/RCIC):
START DATE: Sunday, September 17th, 9AM
We will meet at St. Mary's School, many places on campus will be used but we will meet at the school
We are preparing our Becoming Catholic program for this year, which led by Rusty! If you (and/or your kids) need to receive baptism, first communion, or confirmation outside of the ordinary ages for those sacraments or know anyone who wants to join the Catholic church please contact Rusty at the parish office at 208-344-2597x207 or by email at [email protected]!
Class time: Sundays, 9AM, at St. Mary's School
Volunteering/Becoming a Catechist:
START DATE: Contact Rusty Any Time!
These programs (especially Whole Family Religious Ed) will need a large team to help foster a vibrant community. If you are interested in serving the St. Mary’s Community, please let Rusty know!
As it says at the top of the page, links to program registration will be posted to this page as soon as the registration sites are live, but please reach out to Rusty if the links aren’t there. If you email [email protected] with your name, phone number, email, and programs that you are interested in, you will be sent an email when those registration pages are live so you can sign up!
Thanks for your interest in Religious Education, and if you would pray for our programs, the people who will lead and participate in them, and everyone here at St. Mary’s, we’d sure appreciate it!