Middle School, 6th-8th grades: Information Hub
Dear friends, Welcome to our Wednesday program for middle school children (6th through 8th grade). St. Edwin parish gladly receives families and children 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 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 years. As a result, 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 attendance here.* 2) Weekly Classes, September through May, under the direction of our dedicated and seasoned hs catechists. We are so pleased to be adding singing to our program this year. Learn more about it 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. The middle-schoolers, having arrived at a certain level of age and ability, are welcome to jump in and help out a bit as well. Click here for more information. 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. Classes are held Wednesdays, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, the same day and time as the elementrary school age classes. 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 form. 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 you! *To successfully complete our program, parents with their children must be committed to regularly attending Sunday Mass.
Middle School Info.
Dear friends, Welcome to our Wednesday program for middle school children (6th through 8th grade). St. Edwin parish gladly receives families and children 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 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 years. As a result, 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 attendance here.* 2) Weekly Classes, September through May, under the direction of our dedicated and seasoned hs catechists. We are so pleased to be adding singing to our program this year. Learn more about it 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. The middle- schoolers, having arrived at a certain level of age and ability, are welcome to jump in and help out a bit as well. Click here for more information. 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. Classes are held Wednesdays, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, the same day and time as the elementrary school age classes. 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 form. 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 you! *To successfully complete our program, parents with their children must be committed to regularly attending Sunday Mass.