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Welcome to

Religious Education 
 (Religious Ed / RE)


Mrs. Sherin Murphy

Director of Religious Education

(DRE) K-12th

540-347-2922 x209

Mrs. Donna May &
Mrs. Tami Burns

Religious Ed Assistants


540-347-2922 x205
540-347-2922 x20

Please note: The Religious Ed (RE) Office as well as the Parish Office is closed to the public through this pandemic. The RE staff is limited to the DRE only at this time and on a limited basis. please be patient as we wait to begin anew. See below for RE registration info.


All 2019-2020
Religious Ed (RE) classes

will no longer be held for the year

Parents are encouraged to continue to review the remaining class text materials for the last few classes. Please refer to the info below for additional references.

2020-2021 Religious Ed Registration

Religious Ed Registration Forms were mailed to those families enrolled this past year. If you would like an  RE Registration Form mailed to you, please email & one will be sent.

We will register families for next year's classes while hoping for the best and preparing for other options. The Diocese and all DREs are working together with their Pastors to prepare for the upcoming year's catechesis.

Welcome and Congratulations to the Candidates and Catechumens who have recently received their Sacraments.

Interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Our next set of RCIA classes are scheduled to begin the Monday after Labor Day. Call the Parish Office for more info.

First Holy Communion:
All First Communicant families should have received emails from SignUpGenius, inviting them to sign up for a Monday through Saturday morning Mass, for the reception of the Sacrament.  If you have not yet received this invite, please contact the RE Office: by calling (504)347-2922 x209 or emailing


Thank you for your patience!  Let us pray that this crisis ends soon.  Stay healthy, safe and well.  May God bless you & yours!


Dear Parents,

As we patiently await  the end of our forced retreat, please continue to teach your child(ren) the Faith.  Use the materials your child has been using all year in class. Please review at least a lesson each week by reading and discussing the lesson together, reviewing new vocabulary, and praying together. You can also watch Mass online (see links here) and practice devotions (Rosary and Novenas).

Our RE Catechists have been asked to share lesson plans with you as we wait out this time until we can resume our catechesis classes. If you do not hear from them, please continue with your child's text and if you have any questions, please contact the RE office.

Please check back to this webpage as we hope to add additional links soon.

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From the Arlington Diocese (click on links):

Revised Elementary Standards of Learning (including tests) * 

~ Prayers by Grade *

~ Diocesan Catechetical Resources

For the class books we use in RE (by grade):

See below for "Special Sheltering at Home usage PDF files" of the last 10 chapters of both Student Textbook (ST #) and Activity Book (AB #) - with permission from the publisher to use and copy until August 2020 in order to finish the 2019-2020 school year

Other "Faith and Life" Resources that can be found online click here

Grade 1:

     Grade 1 Outline

     Grade 1 Lesson

      Grade 1 Student Textbook

      Grade 1 Activity Book

Grade 2:

     Grade 2 Outline

     Grade 2 Lesson

      Grade 2 Student Textbook

      Grade 2 Activity Book

Grade 3:

     Grade 3 Outline

      Grade 3 Lesson

      Grade 3 Student Textbook

      Grade 3 Activity Book

Grade 4:

     Grade 4 Outline

      Grade 4 Lesson

      Grade 4 Student Textbook

      Grade 4 Activity Book

Grade 5:

     Grade 5 Outline

      Grade 5 Lesson

      Grade 5 Student Textbook

      Grade 5 Activity Book

Grade 6:

     Grade 6 Outline

      Grade 6 Lesson

      Grade 6 Student Textbook

      Grade 6 Activity Book

Grade 7:

     Grade 7 Outline

      Grade 7 Lesson

      Grade 7 Student Textbook

      Grade 7 Activity Book

Grade 8:

     Grade 8 Outline

      Grade 8 Lesson

      Grade 8 Student Textbook

      Grade 8 Activity Book

Saint Michael

Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

RE Program Info

Registration Info and Expectations

Inclement Weather Policy

First Penance

First Holy Communion

Confirmation ~ March 28, 2020 10:30am

    Conf. Retreat ~ Saturday,  January 11, 2020

                     (info to follow via SignUp Genius)   

A Child's Guide for an Examination of Conscience

Information on How to Pray the Rosary

Information about Eucharistic Adoration

For Catechists/Volunteers

Elementary Religious Education Standards of Learning

In case of inclement weather:

For all Sessions, please call  540-347-2922 and follow the instructions for "weather related" cancellations. 

 For Monday afternoon and evening  Sessions, the  RE  program  will  follow  the Fauquier County Schools daytime & “after school” cancellations at


Becoming "Fully Compliant"

As most of you are well aware, the Diocese of Arlington requires that all adults who have substantial contact with children become "Fully Compliant" by 1) undergoing background checks and 2) taking part in the VIRTUS Training Seminar.  These are requirements of the diocese and not suggestions.  Therefore, if any of these requirements are outstanding it is up to you to meet them as soon as possible.

What if I still need to complete background check paperwork?

Please visit:

What if I still need to participate in a VIRTUS Training Seminar?

Please visit:


Volunteer Ministries in Religious Education:

Teachers and Aides receive preferences on class assignments for their children. Aides are expected to substitute for the teacher when needed. Teachers and aides must submit the signed Oath of Fidelity (see the Religious Ed Office for a copy).


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Religious Ed Office.

Religious Items Needed:


Do you have any religious items in your house that are no longer used? Do you receive religious items in the mail from those organizations seeking donations and you have no idea what to do with those items? Well the Religious Ed program could definitely use them! Please drop them off at the Parish Office and you will be blessed with many heavenly rewards!

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