The Religious Education program at Saint Ambrose seeks to foster in our youth a deeper awareness of Christ in their lives and to encourage growth in the wider faith community.
There are three sources of religious formation: family life, parish life, and formal instruction. We recognize that the parents are the first and foremost educators of their children. Their faith and their loving and trusting attitude toward God and human beings strongly influence their child’s faith.
Our program is designed to build upon and reinforce all that is positive in the family and home environment. In cooperation with parents, St. Ambrose Catechists proclaim Christ’s message and, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, participate in efforts to develop community, lead youth to worship and motivate them to serve others.
All children who are three years old by September 1 are welcome to attend Religious Education classes, including children who attend Catholic school. We have classes for Preschool through High School (post-Confirmation).
Classes are held from 9:45 am -10:45 am. on Sundays September through May. Families may attend Mass either before or after class.
Homeschooling Religious Education Families:
For a student to be considered Homeschooled at St. Ambrose Religious Education we will need the following:
1) Parent/Guardian is committing to go over the Curriculum on a weekly basis including attending Mass on Sunday or Saturday Vigil and Holy Days of Obligation.
2) Register online or in person - contact Ruth Lowe, Director of Religious Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-446-6581 for registration options and details. Registration fees (paid by check) can be dropped off at the Vaughan Center mail drop or at the Rectory.
3) If the student is in a Sacramental year they must of already completed their first year of Catechism/Religious Education as each Sacrament requires 2 years of study.
4) Student is a practicing Catholic and if looking to make their Confirmation, will choose a Practicing Catholic as their Sponsor.
5) Student and Parent/Guardian will attend required Meetings and Retreats.
6) Curriculum will be handed out on September 12 at Cosgriff Gymnasium. Please do not write in the Books or Family guides as they are to be returned at the end of the school year. Workbooks are for the Student to keep and expected to fill out as proof that the curriculum was completed.
RCIA For Children (RCIC) is for older children who have missed sacramental preparation. Students participating in RCIC may participate in a push-in/pull-out model of instruction while participating with their grade-level peers or in a separate class depending on the situation. For more information about RCIC, contact Sarah Maland in the Religious Education Office at 801-485-9324, or email@example.com. You may register your student for RCIC here.
RCIA is for adults who are interested in starting or continuing their faith formation journey.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer catechist or teacher aide? The Director of Religious Education is seeking volunteers to substitute as catechists when our usual volunteers are unavailable. Our curriculum is very user friendly and enjoyable! Come join us! We're a happy crew. :-) Please contact Ruth Lowe in the Religious Education Office at 385-446-6581, or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.