2018 – 2019 MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL CATECHESIS OPTIONS

MONDAY Night

(Gr. 6-10) Monday Nights 7:00 pm –  8:30 pm
6th, 7th, & 8th Grades: Alive in Christ, Our Sunday Visitor and Family Life, RCL Benziger
9th & 10th Grades: Electives & Understanding Catholic Christianity, St. Mary’s Press
This program is open to 6th – 10th grade students. The program meets every Monday (except holidays listed below) from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
1st day of class: September 24
Special class: October 1
     Grades 6, 7, & 8: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Mini-retreat)
     Grades 9 & 10: regular time
 Holidays (No Class): November 19 (Thanksgiving week)
December  17, 24, 31 (Christmas break)
January 21 (Martin Luther King Birthday)
March 11 (Italian Dinner Recovery)
Last Day of Class: April 8

ACT NOW (YS)

(Gr. 7-8) Five Saturdays 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
7th & 8th Grades: Discovering Series, St. Mary’s Press – Limited to 40 students
The program includes large and small group sessions, prayer, learning exercises, and Mass. This program is five Saturdays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout the year.
Classes will meet: September 15
October 6 – Note time:  8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Retreat)
December 10  7 – 8:30 pm Speaker
December 15
February 9
April 27

WIRED (YS)

(Gr. 9-10) Eight Mandatory Wednesdays 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
9th & 10th grades: Understanding Catholic Christianity, St. Mary’s Press – Limited to 40 students
This program consists of eight mandatory Wednesday classes and seven of ten CYM Speaker series – 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Classes will meet: September 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24
April 3, 10, (No class on 17) and 24
Plus…
CYM Speaker Series (Choose 7 of the 10)
November 7, 14,  21, 28, December 5
February 6, 13, 20, 27; and March 6 (Ash Wednesday)

EDGE (YS)

(Gr. 9-10) Seven Sundays 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
9th & 10th grades: Understanding Catholic Christianity, St. Mary’s Press – Limited to 65 students
This program consists of seven mandatory Sunday classes. Classes begin at the 9:30 am Youth Mass through 2:00 pm.
Classes will meet: September 23
October 28
November 25
January 27
February 24
March 31 (NOTE:  5th Sunday this month)
April 28

*PLEASE NOTE: If you choose a YS (Youth Special) option , there is a separate, two-part procedure for registering. Please pay close attention to these instructions. Your student will not be registered for a YS option unless both steps are completed.

Step 1: Fill out a paper registration form for religious education and provide payment by/ no later than June 18, 2018. (Note:  Registration opens May 14th – for reduced tuition rates you need to submit by June 15th).

Step 2: Go online from June 19-22, 2018 www.stlouisparish.org/reled/specialprograms and sign up your student for his/her YS option (ACT NOW, WIRED, EDGE).

Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If all spaces are filled for their 1st choice when you go online, follow these steps:
1. Sign up your student on the waiting list for his/her 1st choice.
2. If your student’s 2nd choice is another YS option, sign up online for that option.
3. If you student is on a waiting list, and does not select another YS option, he/she will automatically be signed up for Monday Religious Education, unless/until a space opens in their preferred option.