Beatitudes Religious Education


CCD Classes


Office of Religious Education


Director:  Sandra Rehder


Sunday Preschool 


Ages 3, 4, 5 yrs. (October through April)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

All preschoolers are welcome. During this hour, the children are taught about God, family, and self. Using the same Sunday Readings their parents hear proclaimed during Mass, they explore how much God loves them.

Coordinator: Lisa McCoy


Elementary School


Elementary (Grades 1-4) 

Mondays or Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

(September through May)
Elementary Formation offers family sacramental preparation for First Eucharist and First Penance. Individualized arrangements for sacramental preparation are made for older children/youth who have not yet received sacraments (Baptism/Eucharist).
Youth in Grades 3 and 4 are encouraged and expected to continue attending weekly sessions for ongoing formation after sacrament reception.




Junior High 

Grades 5 - 8 Mondays or Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(September - May)

New! Junior High Students, grades 5 - 6 can now attend non-sacramental classes on either Monday or Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Please indicate which day you choose on the registration form.  Youngsters attend weekly sessions discussing and sharing about Scripture, Morality, Ethics, and Christian living.
Older children/youth who are in need of sacraments (Baptism/Eucharist) attend regular grade level sessions as well as an individualized sacramental preparation process.

High School Confirmation
High School  Confirmation Mondays or Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
The Confirmation process offers Confirmation sacramental preparation to high school youth. The two-year process allows the candidates to learn to live as Christ taught. It also assists teens in becoming active members of the
parish community through catechesis, retreats, social interaction, service projects and fellowship.
High School youth in need of sacraments (Baptism/Eucharist) attend regular Confirmation Sessions as well as an individualized sacramental preparation process.

Other programs:

Liturgy of the Word for Children

During the 10:00 AM Sunday Mass, children are called forward and dismissed to share and discuss a simpler version of the Sunday Readings. They pray the Creed, have their own Petitions and return to their families in Church to celebrate the Eucharist together after the Homily.

For more information, call the RE Office 562-943-5678.