K-8 Religious Ed

“One Faith, One Family”

Catholic faith formation is a lifelong process of spiritual growth, increased understanding, and commitment to the faith and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our desire at Saint Brigid of Kildare is to share as a community in the ministry of Christ, living as One Family and sharing in our One Faith. We hold dear the vital sacramental life of the Church, given to us by Christ, calling each of us to act justly, with love and mercy, living in communion with one another. Following Christ is a lifelong journey and we invite you join us. Catechesis at Saint Brigid is for all- children, teenagers, young adults, and adults. Welcome home to Saint Brigid!

 

Please Consider Volunteering!

The evangelization of our youth is the mission of our church that we all share.  Please consider sharing your love for Jesus with the children of our parish.  Contact Tina White, twhite@stbrigidofkildare.org, or Andrea Komenda, akomenda@stbrigidofkildare.org, today for more information.  Please refer to the Safe Environment Requirements found on the parish website here.

 

It is REGISTRATION SEASON in Religious Education!

We are excited to announce that we will be using SchoolSpeak for our registration process this year.

We are One Faith, One Family!  Welcome Home to our new St. Brigid of Kildare familiesFor all new students entering our program, a Baptismal Certificate is required at the time of Registration.

To register for our program please use the link below and follow the instructions provided on each page of the application.

New Family Registration Application

 

Current Families

For our Current Families you will find the “Returning Family Registration Application” on the SchoolSpeak home page.
In four easy steps your registration for next year will be complete!  Should you need assistance with your SchoolSpeak Login ID or Password information, please feel free to contact the Religious Education Office at (614) 761-1176, or email ljennison@stbrigidofkildare.org.

Returning Family Registration Application

 

For both Religious Education New and Returning Families, at the conclusion of the registration, you will be taken from SchoolSpeak to PayPal and asked to pay only the $50 Tuition Deposit at this time.  If you would like assistance with meeting the tuition needs of your family, the “Religious Education Tuition Assistance Form” can be completed and submitted to either one of our Directors: Tina White, Preschool-Grade 4 (twhite@stbrigidofkildare.org), or Andrea Komenda, Grades 5-8 (akomenda@stbrigidofkildare.org).

Religious Education Tuition Assistance Form

You may be contacted by the Religious Education Office for a meeting with one of our Directors should we have any questions on your family registration.

Registration begins May 1st and will conclude June 23rd, 2017.  Class preferences are not guaranteed but are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please also consider sharing your gifts and talents as a Volunteer in Religious Education!  We simply cannot operate our program without the blessing of many individuals.  So do not delay; register today!

Preschool

New Preschool Structure for 2017-2018

We’re happy to announce a new structure to our Religious Education Preschool for the 2017-18 school year. We will now have an open-enrollment structure, which means all preschool-aged (3-5) parishioners are welcome to drop in to any classes throughout the year as they are able. There will be no formal registration (parents will just sign in at the door at each class), and will be no cost to families to attend these classes.
Preschool classes will continue to be offered on Sundays from 9 – 10 a.m. in the St. Brigid Preschool classrooms (see schedule below).
If you would like to learn more, please attend our open house in the preschool from 8:30 – 9 am, prior to the first class on Sunday, September 10. Children are then welcome to stay for the first class.
For questions or more information, please contact Tina White at twhite@stbrigidofkildare.org.

2017-18 Class Schedules

Click here to download the 2017-18 weekly calendar
Click here to download the 2017-18 weekly Sunday calendar (Preschool & Kindergarten)

2017-18 Sacramental Calendars

coming soon

SchoolSpeak

Religious Education uses SchoolSpeak as an online communication tool.  Parents can login to view class rosters, student progress reports and attendance.  If you are unsure of your SchoolSpeak login information, please contact the Religious Education Department at (614) 761-1176.

Service Hour Form

To download a service hour form, follow the link:  service hour form.

Office Hours

The Religious Education offices are open Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:30 pm, with extended hours Monday and Tuesday from 4:30 – 7:30 during program times, and Friday 10 am – 3 pm.

Diocesan Catechist Certification Program

Primarily designed to satisfy Diocesan requirements for religion-teacher certification, these series of two hour classes are taught by Diocesan instructors and are offered throughout the year at St. Brigid. We encourage anyone interested in learning about our rich Catholic history and current beliefs to attend these excellent classes. They may be taken for credit or personal enrichment. To register for these courses, please complete the forms and return them to the Religious Education Department, or call 614-761-1176.

 

Religious Ed Teachers & Volunteers

We have an experienced staff of catechists. Opportunities for ongoing enrichment and classes for Diocesan Certification provided throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact Andrea Komenda or Tina White. Volunteer opportunities: In addition to Catechists/Teachers; during each class time Teacher Aides, Hall Monitors, Babysitters and Office Aides needed each week. Volunteers need not have children in program to participate, but all volunteers must take Protecting God’s Children and be fingerprinted according to Diocesan guidelines. Volunteers also needed for special events including but not limited to the Religious Articles Sale, First Communion Workshop and Confirmation Retreat. To volunteer your time and talent, call the Religious Education Office at 614-761-1176.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

The Parish Educational Center comes alive with our annual VBS. Children ages 4 through the fifth grade celebrate our Lord with learning, crafts, songs and play. A different theme is offered each year. Click here to visit the Vacation Bible School page.

SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education)

Special People in Catholic Education (SPICE) supports the education of children with special learning needs in our parish and school. SPICE assists our parish as we work to serve a broad range of students, including those who may be gifted and those who have roadblocks to successful learning. We believe that each child in our parish is a child of God and possesses his or her own unique spiritual and educational needs.

To learn more about SPiCE, visit the school’s website.