Religious Education

Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year is now available! Sign up today!

Maria Centeno - Coordinator of Religious Education - (301) 262-2227 x 5 - [email protected]

Ascension provides religious education for children in grades K (5 years and older)-8th who attend either public school or non-Catholic private school.  The parish schedules required events and sessions for those, including parishioners who attend Catholic school, who are preparing to receive the sacraments of First Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.  If you are new to the parish or if you have not participated in religious education before, we invite you to explore this page or to call the parish to find out more about opportunities for your family.  For those who are regular participants in our program, welcome back.

 Schedule (TBA)         Register 

(IMPORTANT CHANGE- all students looking to receive Sacraments should fill out the Sacramental Registration Form- see below. Students in the Sunday program should fill out the form below in addition to the form above.)

kids reading bible  Children's Religious Education Schedule and Registration

Classes for children in grades K-8 are held Sundays, September 8th through May 17th, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.  Children must be registered (with payment) to attend classes.  No one will be admitted to class who is not registered and paid.  

SCHEDULE

Will be released soon!

FEES

  • $50 per child until September 15
  • $70 per child from September 15- December 8
  • First Communion and Confirmation see under specific sacrament below

Registration is online and electronic payment is to be made via the secure website PayPal. Please be assured that your private information is safe with PayPal.

REGISTRATION

All registrations are collected online through the secure website Wufoo.  Please be assured that your private information is safe with Wufoo. Note: your computer must have JavaScript installed to access the form.  If you cannot open the link below, please check to be sure that you have JavaScript (it is easy to install JavaScript).  Please be ready to make your online payment at the time you register or you will lose your registration information.

Click this link to go to the online registration and payment forms:  Online Registration

 

 

Last Supper  First Penance/First Holy Communion

Children generally receive these sacraments in the second grade (If you have a child who is in a higher grade and has not received these sacraments, please call the Coordinator of Religious Education to develop a special plan for preparation.).  Children who wish to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion are strongly expected to have attended either two years of religious education or two years of Catholic school prior to receiving the Sacrament.

The first reception of the Sacrament of Penance takes place on Saturday, February 25, 2020 and the first reception of the Sacrament of Holy Communion will occur on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  

First Penance/First Holy Communion Schedule of Events

Will be released soon!

First Penance/First Holy Communion Fees

  • $100 for children who attend Ascension religious education (includes RE classes) - must be registered by October 1
  • $100 for Ascension children who attend St. Pius X school - must be registered by October 1
  • Financial Assistance is available for all in need: please contact Maria Centeno at [email protected] for more details.

First Penance/First Holy Communion Registration

All registrations are collected online through the secure website Wufoo.  Please be assured that your private information is safe with Wufoo. Note: your computer must have JavaScript installed to access the form.  If you cannot open the link below, please check to be sure that you have JavaScript (it is easy to install JavaScript).  Please be ready to make your online payment at the time you register or you will lose your registration information.

 

Boy being annointed  Sacrament of Confirmation

Young people generally receive this sacrament in the eighth grade (If you have a child who is in a higher grade and has not received this sacrament, please call the Coordinator of Religious Education to develop a special plan for preparation.).  Young people who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are strongly expected to have attended either two years of religious education or two years of Catholic school prior to receiving the Sacrament.

The date for administering the Sacrament of Confirmation will be announced as soon as we hear back from the Bishops' office.

Confirmation Schedule of Preparation Sessions and Events

This schedule includes all the events and rehearsals that both Ascension St. Pius X students and Ascension religious education students must attend. Please attend the meeting Sunday, January 20th and contact the office for more details.

Starting in late January, Confirmandi will be expected to attend evening classes every other Wednesday at Bates Hall from 7:00-9:00 p.m.. The full schedule will be released when the Confirmation Mass and the two away events are locked into the schedule.

Please note: Our program includes a mandatory day-trip in the Fall (October-November) and weekend retreat in the spring (late March-early April). We will release details for these events as soon as we receive confirmation from the away sites.

Note:  Young people enrolled in Ascension's religious education program should download the complete 2019-2020 schedule (coming soon!) as well.

Confirmation Fees

  • $100 for students who attend Ascension religious education (includes RE classes) - must be registered by October 1st.
  • $100 for Ascension students who attend St. Pius X school - must be registered by October 1st.
  • Financial Assistance is available for all in need: please contact Maria Centeno at [email protected] for more details.

Confirmation Registration

All registrations are collected online through the secure website Wufoo.  Please be assured that your private information is safe with Wufoo. Note: your computer must have JavaScript installed to access the form.  If you cannot open the link below, please check to be sure that you have JavaScript (it is easy to install JavaScript).  Please be ready to make your online payment at the time you register or you will lose your registration information.

Please register here: Sacramental Online Registration

Christ Teacher  Catechist Area

Click links below for Archdiocesan Curriculum Standards and Call To Faith Correlation:  

Click links below for the Archdiocesan Curriculum Standards Glossary of Terms:
Follow the link below to go to the Christ Our Life parish website.  You will need to re-register one time to access the site.  Use the ISBN code found on the back cover of your catechist manual.  Click hereChrist Our Life Catechist Resources