Under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the parishioners of St. Catherine of Siena strive to live as committed disciples of Jesus Christ through prayer, education, fellowship, and charity.

Preschool & Elementary

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PSR Preschool Faith Formation

The PREK programs for four and five year olds offer engaging experiences that encourage each child to grow spiritually through prayer, sharing and experiencing God’s love. Our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program offers a Montessori model and is held in an “Atrium” classroom. Our preschool programs are led by Catechists who love sharing faith with our children.
In addition to our curriculum, our PREK children participate in Prayer Services, Liturgical activities and Grade level prayers.

Preschool PSR (PREK4&5)
Sundays: 9:00am-10:00am or Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm.

prekOur preschool program Sadlier’s Discovering God’s Child engages young children to explore God’s gift of creation, family and Church. New this year: Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation will be a part of the curriculum that integrates the Sunday Eucharist and flows from the words of Jesus Christ in the Gospels. Children experience active learning through doctrine, fellowship and service.

Sadlier’s website: www.wmsadlier.com – Engages Catholic families and includes at home children activities.

Contact: Kathy Boughner kathyb@stcatherinercc.org

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (PREK4&5)
Sundays: 9:00am-10:15am or Wednesdays: 6:15pm-7:30pm

goodshepherdCatechesis of the Good Shepherd follows a Montessori approach and meets in an “Atrium” classroom in Room 221 of Our Lady of Grace building. This program uses a “hand on” approach to engage the children to grow in faith and in their relationship with God. For more information visit the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd website. All Good Shepherd sessions last 75 minutes.

Contact Terri Malloy terrim@stcatherinercc.org

 PSR Elementary Faith Formation

Our Elementary religious education program is here to support you in the faith development of your children. Our curriculum is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as Scripture and the Rites of the Church. Our weekly sessions strive to help your child grow in their faith through prayer, discipleship, and to engage in a faith community.

In addition to our curriculum, our students participate in Prayer Services, Liturgical Activities and Grade Level “Works of Mercy”. Each grade level works on Grade Level Prayer and Catholic Vocabulary through “Words of the Week.”

Elementary Curriculum (Grades K &1 Grade 2 Sacramental Prep)
Sundays: 9:00am-10:00am or Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm

webelieveThe Elementary (Kindergarten through 2nd Grade) uses Sadlier’s religion series, We Believe: Project Disciple. This series introduces a three dimensional approach to religious education; We Gather, We Believe, We Respond as Jesus’ disciples. The content of this series is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as Scripture and the Rites of the Church.

Sadlier’s website: www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve engages Catholic families at home and provides children’s activities.

Contact: Kathy Boughner kathyb@stcatherinercc.org

Elementary Curriculum (Grades 3-5)
Sundays: 9:00am-10:00am or Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm

goodnews We use Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation as our curriculum for grades 3-5. The curriculum is liturgically based and integrates our Sunday Eucharist celebrations with the faith community. The program evolves through the words of Jesus Christ in the gospels. Children experience active learning through both liturgy and Catholic doctrine.

Pflaum’s website: www.pflaumweeklies.com engages parents in this liturgically based catechetical program in the important role as the first educators of your children.

Contact: Rebecca Sartain rebeccas@stcatherinercc.org

Sacraments for Children Grades 1-2
Sundays: 9:00am-10:00am, Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Curriculum: See the First Reconciliation &First Eucharist page for details.

Contact: Kathy Boughner kathyb@stcatherinercc.org

Sacraments for Older Children Grades 3-8 (OCIC/INQ)
Wednesdays: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Curriculum: See the First Reconciliation & First Eucharist page for details on the Order of Christian Initiation of Children and Sacramental Inquiry.

Contact: Melissa Robinson melissar@stcatherinercc.org