Home Study

Religious Education offers the opportunity to teach your child at home in a “Faith Alive in the Home” Program, Home Study, when work or family obligations make our program times impossible for your family.  To participate in the Home Study Program one parent must be a practicing Catholic, in good standing, who has been a registered member of either Church for at least one year, attends Mass regularly and is approved by the Pastor.  Students in 2nd, 7th and 8th grades may not enroll in the Home Study.

This program provides materials and resources for faith formation in the home.  Please be advised that Home Study families will have a kick off meeting in the fall, take chapter and four unit tests spread evenly throughout the year, attend extra parish activities and take a final oral interview in late spring. 

Family Requirements

  • Weekly participation at Mass and Holy Days of Obligation
  • Participation in Class to Mass
  • Chapter tests completed and returned on scheduled
  • Mandatory attendance of at least two (2) events during Advent and two (2) events during Lent but not limited to those offered through Religious Education and Parish below.
  • Confessions
  • Take the final oral test in late Spring of 2020 (dates TBD)

BRIEF LISTING OF EVENTS.  SEE BULLETIN AND WEBSITE FOR FULL SCHEDULE.

  • Blessing of the Pets 10/4 at 6:30pm St. Mary’s Prayer Garden
  • Blessing of the Pets 10/5 at 10am Holy Assumption
  • 24 Hours of Adoration 10/4-5 Chapel of Saints from 4:30pm-4:30pm (need only attend ½ hour)
  • Advent Wreath Celebration
  • Christmas Carol Service
  • Burning of Palms
  • Lenten Mission
  • 24 Hours of Adoration 2/29-3/1 Chapel of Saints from 4:30pm-4:30pm (need only attend ½ hour)
  • Soup and Scripture
  • Stations of the Cross 

Chapter Test Due Dates

Complete and return all Chapters in Unit 1    – November 24, 2019

Complete and return all Chapters in Unit 2    – January 26, 2020

Complete and return all Chapters in Unit 3    – March 29, 2020

Complete and return all Chapters in Unit 4    – May 31, 2020 

Prayers to Know by Grade Level

1st Grade:  Our Father, Hail Mary

3rd Grade:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

4th Grade:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Apostles Creed

5th Grade:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Apostles Creed, The Rosary

6th Grade:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Apostles Creed, The Rosary

7th Grade:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Apostles Creed, The Rosary, Nicene Creed

May your faith journey be pleasant and fruitful throughout the new season!