Religious Education (CCD)

Registration for 2020-2021 has been suspended due to coronavirus precautions.

2019-20 Religious Education Class Schedules

Grades K-7: Sundays from 10:10 am to 11:25 am
Download a class schedule here.

Grade 8: Dates to be determined.

To register your child for one of our 2020-2021 Religious Education classes, download a registration form here, as well as the handbook here. Form must be filled out in both documents.  (Both documents require parent signature.)  Early registration ends July 31, 2020. 

Brand new families should contact Mrs. Marie Macnamara, Director of Faith Formation, at 703-527-1129 or  Also, please contact Mrs. Macnamara with any questions.



Our Religious Education Program:



The Faith Formation office provides for:

  • Religious formation for students in public schools and other private non-Catholic schools.
  • Registration for Religious Education classes (K-8, 9-12).
  • Sacramental preparation for children (Penance, Communion, and Confirmation).
  • The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for those interested in inquiring into the Catholic Faith.



The Faith Formation office is located on the upper level of the Parish Center. Enter by the N. Stafford St. entrance.

Volunteer to Help Us Teach

Volunteers to assist with the program as catechists, aides, or other support personnel are always needed.  We rely exclusively on a cadre of excellent volunteers to provide our children with an excellent education in their Faith.  Please contact us to help! 

Sacramental Preparation:

First Confession and Holy Eucharist requirements

Because of the importance of the Sacraments and because we want our children to share that appreciation, we require two years of religion classes for first reception of the sacraments of Confession and Holy Eucharist.

Confirmation Preparation

Seventh grade students who are faithful in attending weekly classes and completing the course of studies are eligible to be candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Confirmation at Saint Agnes is typically celebrated in the fall of eighth grade. High school Confirmation classes are held, for those who need them, during the second semester of the school year in preparation for Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More.


Home School Families Wishing to Receive the Sacraments

Saint Agnes fully supports our home schooling families and is happy to welcome them to receive the Sacraments at the appropirate age levels.  Home school families are asked to contact the Director of Religious Education at the beginning of the school year if your children will be receiving the sacraments with the parish class.