Religious Education

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At the baptism of our children we promise to educate them in the tenets of our faith. Here at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul we take that promise very seriously. The goal of catechesis is to foster a living, conscious and active faith in Christians of all ages. RE classes are held September through May starting at age 3 through 12th grade. Classes are held on Sundays from 10:15 - 11:15.

We do not charge for our classes, however, with that in mind we do ask for help from the parents. We need help in the form of providing snacks or funds in which to purchase snacks, and helping out in the classes when needed.

1st Communion and Confirmation

Any child that has reached second grade is eligible for 1st communion. 

Any child in 6th grade or higher is eligible for Confirmation.

* Here at the Basilica we do require class attendance during our Sunday Religious Education program for the year leading up to their Sacrament. If a student moves to the Parish mid year we will require confirmation from their previous Parish that they have been attending class there.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

This is a program for our 3, 4 and 5 year olds called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This is a Montessori-based program for children that provides a simple, synthesized, profound involvement with the Gospel and with the liturgical life of the Church. This class is offered during our Sunday program as well as through the St. Ambrose Homeschool Co-op.

2018 - 19 Dates


September 8th – start of RE

November 1st – All Saints Procession and party

December 1st – no class Thanksgiving

December 22rnd – no class Christmas

December 28th – Christmas Pageant – following5:30 Mass

December 29th – no class New Years


February 8th – Father/Daughter dance6:30pm following 5:30 Mass

March 21st – ConfirmationRetreat 9am-3pm

March 29th – 1stCommunion Penance between Masses 10:15-11:15

April 5th – no class Palm Sunday

April 12th – no class Easter

May 10th – no class May Crowning

May 17th – Last day of RE classes

June 13th – 1stCommunion retreat and reception 9am-12:30

June 14th – 1stCommunion at 11:30 Mass

Proposed Confirmation dates, June 27th  5:30 Mass or June 28th 9amMass

Proposed VBS dates June 29th– July 3rd or July 6th – July 10th

September 13th – first day of RE

November 1st – All Saints Procession and party

November 28th – no class Thanksgiving

December 27th – no class Christmas

January 3rd – no class New Years 

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