If you are interested in joining or participating in one of the programs listed below, please email or call our Pastoral Associate for Religious Education, Joshua Mocek, for more information.
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.)
RCIA is the process whereby adults (age 8 and older in canon law), both baptized and non-baptized, are brought into full communion with the Catholic Church. The OLPH RCIA ministry is led by Joshua Mocek our Pastoral Associate for Religious Education. For a detailed look at the OLPH RCIA program please Click Here.
GRADE SCHOOL PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR) or (CCD)
Catechism for the young parishioners attending public schools is called different names in different parishes. At OLPH we call it Parish School of Religion (PSR). You may also know it by an older acronym; CCD.
At OLPH PSR exists to catechize those young parishioners who do not attend OLPH School. The program occurs for all students on Mondays from 4:00-5:00pm beginning in September and ending on the Monday of April. It is our aim to ensure that our students are spiritually fed and competent in matters of faith and church teaching. Instruction for grade 1-6 follows a traditional model of education in which the teachers utilize our religious education program, Alive in Christ from Our Sunday Visitor, to communicate the truths of the faith. Our 7th and 8th graders participate in our Junior High Ministry called Spiritus Sanctus. This ministry follows a bible study model in which the students break open scripture, watch a well prepared instructional video, and discuss the material. Our material for Spiritus Sanctus come from Ascension Press. Junior High Parishioners are also encouraged to participate in our High School Koinonia events.
HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY
JUNIOR HIGH MINISTRY
LITURGY OF THE WORD
Liturgy of the Word gives children the opportunity to understand the Gospel message and participate in the Eucharistic celebration at their own level utilizing MagnifiKid from Magnificat. Kindergartners and First Graders are invited to attend during the 11:00am Sunday Mass. Participants are dismissed shortly after mass begins and return after the prayer of the faithful. (November through May)
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)
Vacation Bible School is held during Summer vacation each year generally during the third week of June from Monday to Thursday. We want this to be a family event, and so we make it as easy for parents as we can. We provide dinner at 6:00pm for the entire family, the program starts at 6:30pm, and ends at 8:30pm. We utilize Our Sunday Visitor’s Totally Catholic VBS which helps to make connections between the content and the Catholic Faith. Registration typically begins mid May. To view the 2016 VBS please click here.