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Class Description 2013-2014


Our Mother Of Sorrows Parish Religious Education Classes 2013—2014

SUNDAYS, 9:00-10:15 AM--GRADES PRE-K, KN,1,2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

PRE- K & KN-- Age appropriate stories, games, crafts, and music provide experiences for children to explore God’s many gifts of creation and to thank God for those gifts in prayer.

GRADE 1--Introduces first graders to Gods Family and His Love. In order for children to make 1st Communion in the second grade they must attend 1st grade classes

GRADE 2--God loves us so much that He gave us His Son in Holy Eucharist.  In this year of preparation for First Holy Communion, and Reconciliation, there are three parent gatherings  for 1st Communion and two for Reconciliation that parents are required to attend.

GRADE 3--Children are introduced to the workings of their Parish Family and the meaning of a Church that is one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic.

GRADE 4--An emphasis on conscience and the 10 Commandments.

GRADE 5--Jesus is present to us always, especially in the Sacraments, and He invites us to serve one another and to live the virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love.

GRADE 6--Our roots as Catholic Christians are found deep within the words of the Holy Bible.

TEEN SACRAMENT- Students in grades 7 through 12 meet the second Sunday of the month to help them prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and 1st Communion.



W. C. C.--Young people in grades 2 through 6 who have never had formal religious education, begin their formal journey in Faith for the first year.  During the second year of instruction, Sacraments are celebrated.  Parents are required to attend scheduled meetings throughout the school year.

CHILDREN/YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS--Young people, ages 4-18, who are mentally/and or physically challenged are welcome for a special encounter with God and preparation for Sacraments.

JUNIOR HIGH CONFIRMATION--Students will be using the Sadlier series  We Live Our Faith. During the two year program students will be using the texts As Members of the Church and As Disciples of Christ to assist them in their faith journey toward Confirmation.  Weekly participation at the 12:15pm Mass, service projects, retreats, and parent gatherings are some of the requirements for Confirmation candidates and their parents.

HIGH SCHOOL CONFIRMATION—Active participation in class, service projects, and retreats are some of the requirements. Participation in Youth Group is strongly encouraged. Please contact Michelle Benzenhoefer, 305-3615, for additional information about High School Confirmation.

BILINGUAL PROGRAM--A sacrament preparation program for children, in grades 1-6, whose primary  language is Spanish.  During the second year of instruction, Sacraments are celebrated.

Registration: Open Registration for families needing to register for Religious Education Classes will take place after all Masses on August 17/18 and 24/25 in the Parish Hall.

1st Day of Class: Classes for the 2013–2014 school year begin September 8 2013. Parents and students will meet in the Parish Hall for an overview of the program and find out their child’s teacher.

Junior High Parent & Student Meeting: Junior High students and parents are required to attend a meeting on the 1st day of class to review the requirements for the two year Confirmation Program.

Baptism: Parents of school age children wanting to have their child baptized should call Laura Stehle at the Parish Office, 305-3611/747-1321.

For more information contact: Laura Stehle --Director of Religious Education, 305-3611

email: lstehle@omosparish.org   or Rocio Zamora email: rzamora@omosparish.org (espaņol)


For more information contact:

Laura Stehle -- Director of Religious Education, 305-3611

Email: lstehle@omosparish.org



Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School
1800 South Kolb Rd.
Tucson, Arizona