Welcome to the Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul Religious Education 2017-2018 class on the Sacrament of Confirmation!  ATTENDANCE: 

I know that many of the students participate in extracurricular activities that sometimes require them to attend weekend events, so they miss class.  I also know that there are times when you just can't get there, whether it's vacation or for personal reasons.  That being said, if receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation is important to you and your student, all effort should be made to attend every class if possible.  If any student incurs 3 unexcused absences, they will be dropped from the class.    An "unexcused" absence is any absence in which no prior notice has been given that the student will miss class.  In a time when nearly every person in America has a cell phone and/or computer, there‚Äôs simply no excuse for not sending a text or email that your son or daughter cannot make it to class for whatever reason. This year's class schedule is much shorter than in previous years so attendance to extra important. If you do miss a class you will be required to make up this class. Arrangements will be made we are notified about the absence.



From time to time, I send out email blasts to all the parents and students to notify them of an upcoming event, class cancellation, or class requirement.  PLEASE make sure that my emails are not blocked or diverted to your spam folder.  PLEASE respond to the email, even it it is simply to let me know that you received it.  E-mail will be coming from the address.

In order to be considered excused from class, you must notify us or your teacher at least 24 hours prior to class with the reason for the absence.


As with any classroom environment, I expect the students to be on time, attentive, and respectful at all times.  Rudeness, disrespectful or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated, and any student who repeatedly behaves in such a manner will be asked to leave, and not return.

NO CELL PHONES!!  I realize that kids today are inseparable from their phones, but they can live without them for the 60 minutes of class.  Leave them in the car, or leave them at home--just don't bring them to class.  If I see anyone texting or otherwise using a phone instead of paying attention, they will be asked to either bring the phone to me for the remainder of class, or leave.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is the fulfillment of the Sacrament of Baptism.  Through this Sacrament, you will be given the grace to strengthen your moral life, as well as your devotional life, with the holiness of the Holy Trinity living in you.  It is my sincere hope that every student takes this class seriously, since at its completion, each student will, through the Grace bestowed upon them through the Sacrament of Confirmation, be made true witnesses of Jesus Christ.


Michael Stradley

Co-Director of Religious Education

(423) 400-9427

Danielle Stradley

Co-Director of Religious Education

(423) 400-2251

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