RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Schedule

At the beginning of the new school year, our focus turns to preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  There will be a First Eucharist parent orientation meeting on Sunday, Feb 4 during regular class time.  First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Sunday, March 4 at St. Bonaventure.


Classes are held on Sundays from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. (Special activities will be held at St. Bonaventure Church throughout the year.)

Site Coordinators:

Terri Clarkson

Tina Evanko 


  

Catechists

Pre-school: 

Sheri Weber & Jessica McCracken

Kindergarten/ First Grade:

Karen Dunn & Tracie Grimm

Grade 2 (Reconciliation):

Becky Davis & Ellie Davis

Grade 3 (First Eucharist):

Ginger Wheeler & Doreen Hoover

Grade 4:

Joann Johnson & Debbie Palmer

Grade 5/6:

Doe Augustine & Rhonda Hamilton

Grade 7/8:

Amy Turner & Brian Spencer

Grade 9/10:

Mark Sopic & Garrett Hryn

Confirmation:

Jennie Giuffre & C.J. Spencer

Adult Education Classes:

Mary Kay Reiter & Ella Mae Skebo

Working Together

Child Protection and Creating Safe Environments/ Online Safety Tips for Parents & Kids: Even the most trusted adults can’t always be trusted. Coaches, teachers and parents are authority figures children feel they can trust. Yet, a large percentage of those who sexually abuse children come from this group. These are adults who have the opportunity to “groom” children with affection and attention, making it difficult  for children to identify certain attention as abuse. And they know that children have been taught to “mind” them. Adults must be vigilant and trained to recognize “red flags” of predatory behavior. To see what the Diocese of Erie is doing to help create safe environments, check our www.eriercd.org/protectyouth.htm.     


Any positive comments are welcome to all our Relisious Education staff and catechists. Please email johnpaulii@aol.com.

Welcome to Our New School Year!

Please note:

The primary teachers of our children are their parents.  Parents rely heavily upon their local parish to provide good religious (spiritual) formation.  This will be the reality for our new approach of having one program serving both parishes.  Therefore, Religious Education home-schooling will not be permitted,  in order that our youth can participate more fully in the formation being offered.



Special Events & Activities

Adult Faith Formation Sessions:  Everyone is welcome to view "Footprints of God", a DVD presented by Stephen Ray that relates the story of salvation from Abraham to Jesus.  Wednesday, Jan 24 at 7:00 PM at St. Bonaventure. 


"IN THE SPIRIT" Adult Education Classes:  Everyone is welcome to attend!  Classes are held immediately following Sunday Mass, twice a month. at St. Timothy.  Facilitated by Mary Kay Reiter.      


Visit us on Facebook

The new Facebook page for our partnered parishes is a closed group site for the catechists and parents of our students.  Please visit Sts Bonaventure and Timothy Re Ed.