All Information Regarding Registration for Religious Education and Sacraments Preparation 2020-2021 can be found at the link below.

Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation Info Page

Education

Taking advantage of education opportunities in the parish is important both for children and adults. Learning and growing in our faith is a continual process that starts at a young age and continues throughout our lifetime. Whether you or your child want to learn more about what it means to be Catholic, or if you are a seasoned parishioner wanting a deeper understanding of Christ, education programs within the parish can help.

Catechists are needed for all grades for School Year Religious Ed. programs. Subs are needed in all grades should a catechist be absent. To volunteer, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 864-4714.

Children

Even at an early age, children are learning about their faith and the importance of Christ in their lives. Whether they are attending the Children's Liturgy of the Word at Sunday mass, Catholic School, or any of our Religious Education Programs, an early childhood education is an important tool in building the foundation for a life-long faith. There is a wide variety of options available for Religious Instruction for children and youth. For information on our various Religious Education programs contact Peggy Byers, Religious Education Coordinator.

Sunday Morning Religious Education

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a diocesan requirement that Religious Education programs offer a minimum of 30 hours of instruction. Therefore every Sunday morning RE student is required to participate in two (2) Outside the Box events during the school year. Registered students will get an monthly email with upcoming Outside the Box events. Please be sure your email address is up-to-date.

Our school year program runs from September to May. This program meets on Sunday Mornings for one hour and 10 minutes, from 9: 55 - 11:05 AM. Classes are available for Pre-Kindergarten through Middle School.

What we study

These classes will meet from 9:55 to 11:05 a.m. Sunday Mornings September through May. Classes are for children ages 4 through Middle School Cost $35/student.

Priority placement is given to registered parishioners who need to fulfill their Religious Education requirement.

The cut off for placement in a class is December 15. Due to having missed half of the classes, any student who registers after that date will be registered for the online home school curriculum.

In case of inclement weather, call the parish office at 272-2948. Cancellations will be announced on the Church Office voice mail.

Youth

LIFE TEEN & EDGE

 

Students registering after August 15 may be placed on a waiting list if small groups are full. Once a Core Team/Small group leader team is recruited, you will be notified of your child's placement. If space is unavailable in a class, we will offer you the online home school program.

VOLUNTEERS: Adult and teen volunteers are always needed. Priority placement is given to children of Core Team members and the registration fees are waived. If you are interested in being a Life Teen or EDGE Core Team Member or Discipleship Team (Confirmed teen) contact Andrew McCarthy at 804-864-4715 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Priority placement is given to registered parishioners who need to fulfill their Religious Education requirement.

In case of inclement weather, call the parish office at 272-2948. Cancellations will be announced on the Church Office voice mail.

 

 

Outreach in Love

Two religious education programs are offered for people living with intellectual and/or physical challenges from October - April. On Sundays 10:00 - 11:00 AM, children (ages 5-18) and on Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PM adult participants meet at St. Edward Church in Classrooms A/B of the church building. The goal of the program is to foster a spirit of community and support between the participants, their families, group homes and the church.

This program is financially supported by several parishes in the Richmond area of the diocese. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed. To learn more or become involved, you may contact: Candace Aud, Coordinator of Outreach in Love at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Inclement Weather Policy: If Chesterfield County cancels school or activities please know Outreach will also be canceled. 

St. Edward-Epiphany School

Founded in September 1961, St. Edward-Epiphany Catholic School has provided a faith-based, quality education to children in Richmond and surrounding communities for more than 50 years. Rich with history, St. Edward-Epiphany School was recognized a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2012. We are lucky to have a Regional Catholic School on our parish campus. Visit their website here St. Edward-Epiphany School


Volunteer Opportunities for Adults and Youth

Opportunities abound in both the school year and summer religious education programs. Catechists, aides and subs are always needed in the classroom. Also needed are runners or office helpers during the school year. In the summer, Loreto and VBS employ an army of volunteers in addition to those in the classroom. Needed are nursery workers, snack ladies, recreation leaders, teens and youth to help plan and execute opening prayer, photographer, the list is endless! As always, children of volunteers get to attend the program for free. Email Peggy for more information on ways you can help.

All volunteers who work with children are required to undergo a background screening and attend one Child Protection class. Save environment and child protection requirements

Adults

Do something good for your soul! Find a study group or become a regular.
Visit our Parish and Family Life page to see what's available for you.

 

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