Religious Education (CCD)

2021-22 Religious Education Class Schedules

Kindergarten – 8th Grade: Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Classes will begin on September 21, 2021.

St. Agnes supports parents in offering instruction in the faith, including sacramental instruction.

All classes will be held In-Person at St. Agnes School on Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 7:45pm.

In-Person Class for grades K-8:  This option is available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Kindergarten:   Students in Kindergarten will be instructed using the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.  This is a Montessori-based approach to faith formation for children. One class only for this grade.

Grades 1-7: Students in grades 1-7 will be enrolled in the” Faith and Life” online program through MY CATHOLIC FAITH DELIVERED and will be expected to complete the year by June 30, 2022. This interactive program includes readings, music, games, and activities, and will be taught in a reverse classroom method with the children having completed the chapter and homework before coming to class. Catechists will review the chapter as well as teach additional concepts and information.

Grade 8: Students in grade 8 will use the Chosen: Your Journey toward Confirmation book by Ignatius Press.

Email will be the primary means of communication throughout the year.

Tuition information is as follows:    

$150 for one child
$225 for two children
$300 for three or more children
$50 additional fee for Out of Parish
Checks made payable to St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Volunteers: Volunteers for 2020 –2021 schoolyear are needed.  There is no fee for children of Catechists.

New families should contact Mrs. Lisa Orosa, Director of Faith Formation, at 703-527-1129 or [email protected].  Also, please contact Mrs. Orosa with any questions.

Returning families will be contacted by the Faith Formation Office, at which point they will be given access to registration forms, calendar, and more program details.

Click here to access the St. Agnes Handbook and Registration which includes general information, registration forms, calendar and additional forms that require parents’ and children’s signatures.

Our Religious Education Program:

ABOUT
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).
  • Sacramental preparation for children (Penance, Communion, and Confirmation).

LOCATION
The Faith Formation office is located in the main offices which are in the lower level of the Rectory. Enter by the Randolph 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 dedicated 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 celebrated in the fall of ninth grade.  Please contact the Faith Formation Office for more details.  We require TWO YEARS OF RELIGION CLASSES, attending weekly, and completing a course of studies to be eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  

Children who were absent from Religious Education classes for several years following First Holy Communion will need to enroll in 6th Grade in order to prepare for Confirmation.

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 appropriate age levels.  Home school families are asked to contact the Director of Faith Formation at the beginning of the school year if your children will be receiving the sacraments with the parish class.

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