PLEASE NOTE:  In observance of the Diocesan Directives, all Religious Education classes are cancelled until further notice.


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 8th grade (Confirmation).

Classes are held from 9:45 am -10:45 pm. on Sundays September through May.  Families may attend Mass either before or after class.

RCIA For Children is for older children who have missed sacramental preparation and RCIA is for adults who are interested in starting or continuing their faith formation journey.

Religious Education News:

Congratulations to the students who received their First Holy Communion on June 14th!

Ariana A.          Claire B.          Christian C.          Jackson C.          Harrison E.          Samantha E.

Katherine F.     George F.       Evie G.                  Elijah H.              Jackson K.            Mary K.

Samuel K.        Cole M.           Ephraim M.-C.     Emma P.             Xavier S.               Matthew Y.

The 2020 "DRE Awards" were given out at the catechist training on May 30th.


This year's recipients:


Noemi Cruz
Lynn Rohland
Mike Roney (not pictured)

These catechists have served for approximately a collective 28 years!

We are so grateful to all our volunteer catechists who teach the faith to the children of our parish!

Upcoming Events:

Celebration of the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation have been postponed due to the restrictions in place because of COVID-19.  Two groups will be scheduled, one in the summer and one in the fall.

The first celebration of Confirmation will be on Friday, July 10th at 7:00 pm.

Vacation Bible Camp 2020 has been cancelled.


Are you interested in becoming a volunteer teacher aide?  The Director of Religious Education is seeking volunteer teacher's aides for next year - PreK through 7th grade from 9:45 to 10:45 every Sunday, starting September 13th (pandemic issues notwithstanding).

Our upcoming new curriculum promises to be very user friendly and enjoyable! Come join us! We're a happy crew. :-)

Please contact Alexa Swiniarski in the Religious Education Office at 801-485-9324 ext. 210, or for details.


O Lord, who hast mercy upon all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me
the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore Thee,
a heart to delight in Thee,
to follow and enjoy Thee, for Christ's sake,



St. Ambrose of Milan (AD 339-397)




Monday-Thursday: 8am - 4pm





Monday-Thursday: 10am - 5:30 pm

Sunday: 9am - Noon

(during the school year only)


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Last Updated:  7/12/2020 at 7:30 AM