School of Religious Education (formerly Faith Formation Program)
Registration for the School of Religious Education is open for School Year 2021-2022. The Religious Education Curriculum for the formation of an excellent Catholic faith will be for Pre-K to 8th Grade on Sundays 10:15-11:15 in the morning starting September 26, 2021. The curriculum also includes preparation classes for those who will receive their First Reconciliation and First Communion. The revised registration form will be sent via email to those who previously registered last school year. It can be accessed in the Shrine’s website.
Confirmation Preparation Seminars
Registration for the Confirmation Preparation Seminars is open for the Liturgical Year 2021-2022. The Confirmation Preparation Seminars includes the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for those who have not been baptized but have the desire to embrace the Christian faith. It also includes Confirmation Classes for those who have been baptized as children but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Baptismal Preparation Seminar
Registration for Baptismal Seminar is ongoing for parents whose child has been scheduled to be baptized. This one and half hour seminar includes the godparents as well. This is done every Sunday at 1:00 pm. The Catechetical Ministry Office welcomes adult volunteers to facilitate this seminar.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Program
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) will start on September 26, 2021. There will be one for the 9:00 mass and another one for the 11:30 mass. During CLOW, young children leave the sanctuary during the Liturgy of the Word to hear the scripture readings proclaimed and explained at an age-appropriate level. These sessions are not Religious Education classes, arts-and-crafts activities, or babysitting during Mass. Rather, the children hear the same Mass readings as adults – but in simpler terms that are easier to grasp. The Catechetical Ministry Office welcomes adult volunteers to facilitate the CLOW.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Rodel Aguas, Director of the Catechetical Ministry Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Phone: 410-466-6884, Ext 16