Religious Education

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Welcome to St. Raphaelís Religious Education Program.  The goal of our programs is to provide children in our parish with the opportunity for spiritual growth through instructions, nurturing and family involvement.  In doing so the children and their families will deepen their relationship with God, enhance their sense of belonging to the Church community and be called to share their gifts and talents with others whom they meet along their spiritual journey.

St. Raphaelís offers the following  Religious Education Programs:

  • FIRE

  • PEP

  • God's Special Children (Special Needs)


FIRE is the acronym for Families Involved in Religious Education.  It is an intergenerational program that incorporates all ages of children and adults in one-lesson.  FIRE teaches the way families normally learn, through play, experimentation and discovery.  FIRE supports the concept of lifelong catechesis in a society where the only two such models are the Church and Family.  It is based on an assumption that everyone in the community has something to share.


This is a textbook-based religious education program taught by grade level for grades one through eight. This one hour lesson is taught by volunteer catechists in the classroom.  Parents share the responsibility for the class with others parents by volunteering their time as sit in parents, hall monitors, office support and door monitors.  Classes are from September to May.

Godís Special Children (Special Needs)

No one is kept from religious instruction and the sacraments because of a disability.  We, at St Raphaelís are blessed with very dedicated core group of catechists who work hard to personalize the material for each individual child.  Classes meet on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Page Updated November 3, 2014
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