Religious Education Classes

Welcome to Corpus Christi Church Religious Education

Corpus Christi Church, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, will strive to bring parents and children of the parish into a deep, personal communion with Christ and His Church, and to foster in them a Churchary zeal for souls by:

Proclaiming the Word of God and His loving plan of salvation as expressed in Holy Scripture and the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church;

Acknowledging every person as a child of God, uniquely created by the Father in His image and likeness;

Teaching the Person of Jesus Christ, the source and summit of all life, through whom we are granted our salvation.

Objectives

Provide a Christ-centered religious education program in Preschool - High School for the children of Corpus Christi Church that prepares them for the Sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, and for a lifetime devotion to God. "Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ." (Jn 17:3) "The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch, but also in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ." (Catechesi Tradendae)

- Religious Education classes for Grades 1 - 8

- Youth Catechesis and Ministry

- Sacramental Preparation

- Home Schooling Support Program

Recruit, form, and retain catechists who are faithful practicing Catholics in full communion with the teachings of the Catholic Church. "...and He went up into the hills, and called to Him those whom he desired; and they came to Him. And He appointed twelve, to be with Him, and to be sent out to preach and have authority to cast out demons. (Mk 3:13-15) "...the disciple grows like his Teacher in knowledge and experience. For this reason, there cannot be teachers of the faith other than those who are convinced and faithful disciples of Christ and His Church." (General Catechetical Directory, 139)

- Day of Recollection, Catechist Formation, Catechist Resources

- Instructional Evaluation and Feedback, Catechetical Library

- Diocesan Conferences

Support parents in their duty as the primary educators of their children, and in their own continuing search to know, love, and serve God and one another. "Family catechesis precedes?accompanies, and enriches all forms of catechesis." (CT, 68) "Catechesis for adults, since it deals with persons who are capable of an adherence that is fully responsible, must be considered the chief form of catechesis. All the other forms, which are indeed always necessary, are in some way oriented to it." (GED, 20)

- Formation Talks on Catholic Current Events to the Parish

- Bible Studies

- Outside Speakers on Catholic Issues

Religious Education News

Please see the Weekly Bulletin for all current activities.

Religious Education Calendar

Download the Corpus Christi Religious Education Registration and Volunteer Intent Form and return to the parish office as soon as possible.

In the event of inclement weather, we follow the Loudoun County Schools. If Loudoun classes are cancelled, dismissed early, or after-school activities for the entire county are cancelled, RE classes are cancelled for that day. For further clarification, the parish website, www.corpuschristisr.org, will be updated with the current information.

Religious Education Volunteers

All interested volunteers for Religious Education must attend a VIRTUS seminar on child protection. This is a Diocese of Arlington requirement. For more information please visit www.virtus.org.

All persons working for the parish or volunteering with children in the parish (Religious Education, Youth Ministry, etc.) need to pick up volunteer packet in the parish office. An overview of the volunteer registration process can be found here.

Religious Education Documents