Welcome to our Wednesday program for
elementary school children (2nd through
5th grade). St. Edwin parish gladly
receives families who find fulfillment in
belonging to a local Catholic-Christian
community, look forward each Sunday to
the celebration of the Eucharist and seek
to be formed in the faith we hold dear.
There are a number of reasons children
are enrolled in this program. The first
and most common is for the reception of
First Reconciliation and First Holy
Communion. The second reason is for
those who have already received those
sacraments but want to continue their
faith and friendship building among their
peers. The third is for those who have
not yet even been baptized, to begin an
extended program culminating in the
reception of all three Sacraments of
Initiation at the Easter Vigil after three
Our program is fourfold:
1) Sunday Mass, even in the
summer season when we do not have
classes. Participation in the Eucharist
forms the foundation of our program
and all that we do here as a parish.
Over the time of instruction each
family completes five quarters (four
months each) with at least 75%
attendance. Find out how to
strategize, so as not to arrive at the
end of a quarter without the required
2) Weekly Classes, September
through May, under the direction of
our dedicated and seasoned
catechists. We are so pleased to add
singing to our program this year.
Learn more and find the calendar
with updates here.
3) “Learning,” which includes
knowing the prayers and other
important components of our faith.
You can find the material here.
4) Service by the parents in the
various events held throughout the
year. It is a great way to get to know
the other parishioners. Click here for
You may track your progress in these
four areas here.*
We divide our program into
quarters, each one being four
months. Students begin in September
of one year, and complete the
program five quarters later. The
whole program is about a year and a
half. Sacraments are received after
during the Easter season once the
requirements have been met.
The program begins each year in
September. Children’s classes are
held Wednesdays, from 4:30pm to
6:00pm. You can see the various
dates as well as vacations on the
“Master Calendar” of this site. We
invite you to refer to it often!
You can apply any time at the office.
Once you get the ok we will start the
enrollment process using our online
You can find a list of the documents
to gather for the office here.
We ask only a small, non-refundable
fee for processing your information.
Stop by; we look forward to seeing
*To successfully complete our
program, parents with their children
must be committed to regularly
attending Sunday Mass.