Religious Education


Students grades PK-5, enrolled in the 2021-2022 Parish Religious Education Program, will meet in person this year for their continued formation of our beautiful Catholic Faith. All students will gather on Sundays from 9am – 10:15am.  Parents must bring their child(ren) into the school through the main entrance, students will go directly to their classes. Any parent who would like to join our program as a volunteer would be welcome!


Grades PK-5 (with the exception of 2nd) will continue the “Gospel Weeklies” by Pflaum Publishing.  This curriculum connects Church teaching using the lesson from the Sunday readings and connection to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  We will cover the readings for the following Sunday to better prepare the children for their next Mass.

2nd Grade curriculum, “Signs of Grace” from the Augustine Institute, is the Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

5th Grade Confirmation curriculum “Confirmed in the Spirit” by Pflaum Publishing, is eight sessions that will take place throughout the year, in addition to their ongoing faith formation.

Parents of students preparing for Sacraments will attend scheduled parent sessions throughout the year.  There will be more detailed information available at registration.

Registration weekends will be following all Masses in the Social Hall on:

Saturday, August 14th @ 6:30pm and Sunday, August 15th @ 9am, 11:30am, 3pm, and 7pm


Saturday, August 21st @ 6:30pm and Sunday, August @ 22nd 9am, 11:30am, 3pm, and 7pm

Families will have a packet containing the following:

  • Child’s Complete Information Sheet – (returning families make corrections only)
  • Child Safety Session Opt-Out Form (return ONLY if you DO NOT wish your child to participate)
  • Video and Photo Release
  • Parent Volunteer Form
  • Tuition Form
  • Snack Sign-Up

2nd and 5th grade parents, if your child was not baptized at St. Mary Church, and you do not have a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate, now would be a good time to send for it.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call.

Peace, Cyndi  /  (865) 482-2875

Peace, Cyndi




Cyndi Panter, Director of Religious Education –
Phone: (865) 482-2875 Ext. 3

If you would like your child to attend RE classes or prepare for the sacraments, please contact the Director of Religious Education.