Religious Education

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Religious Education Program at St. Mark Church is to assist parents of students in grades 1 - 9 in the religious formation of their children. The Catholic Church has always taught that parents are the primary educators of their children. The Religious Education Program provides systematic instruction to students to supplement the teaching and example of their parents. The goal of the program is to work cooperatively with parents to give their children a good knowledge, understanding, and love of their Catholic faith, so they are prepared to live a life of holiness in today’s world.

  2022-2023 Religious Education Calendar (click here)

Announcing Our 2022-2023 Catechists

Grade 1: Mathew Gebhart

Grade 2 (First Penance and First Holy Communion): Hilary Andolfo

Grade 3:  Paula Regan

Grade 4: Kimberly Salimeno

Grade 6:  Matthew Gebhart

Grade 7: Aurelia and Donna Perry

Grade 8:  Melissa Moniz

Grade 9 (Confirmation): Bud Andolfo and Ray Andolfo

Thank you all for your commitment to the youth of our parish!

2023 Important Dates  

Sunday, March 12, 2023: Confirmation Retreat

Tuesday, March 7, 2023: First Penance Rehearsal (1)

Tuesday, March 14, 2023: First Penance Rehearsal (2)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023: FIRST PENANCE

Tuesday, May 2, 2023: First Communion Rehearsal (1)

Tuesday, May 9, 2023:  First Communion Rehearsal (2)

Thursday, May 11, 2023: First Communion Rehearsal (3)

Saturday, May 13, 2023: FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Sunday, May 14, 2023: May Crowning

Sunday, May 14, 2023: Confirmation Rehearsal (1)

Sunday, May 21, 2023: Confirmation Rehearsal (2)

Tuesday, May 23, 2023: CONFIRMATION

Please keep students preparing for receive sacraments, their families, and their catechists in your prayers.



Monthly Religious Education Masses

Each month, starting in October, we will invite one or two religious education classes to attend 10:00 A.M. Sunday Mass as a religious education community.  It is powerful for our children to see and experience the larger Catholic Church parish family.  Please make every effort to attend.  Pews will be reserved for students, catechists, and their families.  The schedule will be as follows:

Sunday, October 30, 2022            Grades 1 and 2

Sunday, November 20, 2022        Grade 3

Sunday, December 11, 2022         Grades 4 and 6 

Sunday, January 8, 2022              Grades 7 and 8 

Sunday February 5, 2022              Grade 9 (Confirmation)


Parent Surveys 

To help us improve our religious education program, we are asking for your input. Links to grade specific surveys are below. Please fill out a separate survey for each child.  Be sure to give grade specific feedback for this past 2021-2022 year.  Thanks in advance for your participation. 

Grade 1 Survey (click here)

Grade 2/First Communion Survey (click here)

Grade 3 Survey (click here)

Grade 5 Survey (click here)

Grade 6 Survey (click here)

Grade 7 Survey (click here)

Grade 8 Survey (click here)

Grade 9/Confirmation Survey (click here)



2022 First Communion Photograph

2022 Confirmation Photograph

Confirmation Resources

Candidate Commitment Form


Sponsor Form

Service Project Proposal Form


Saint Report

Confirmation Requirements and Deadlines (2022-2023)





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