Sacramental Prep Volunteers Needed
March 9th 9am-3pm
This retreat takes place at and is lead by the staff of the Ozanam Center (a division of SVdP) in Cincinnati.
• Chaperones (Lunch provided)
March 13th 6:30pm-8pm
• Set Up Help (signs on confessional doors, programs set out)
• Greeters/Line Managers outside of each confessional
• Arrival Volunteers
April 27th 8:45am -11am
This is the final preparation for First Communion. Students travel in groups to various stations including First
Communion Mass rehearsal, crafts, & stories. Parents do not stay with the students creating a need for additional
• Station Leaders (leads an individual station)
• Group Leaders (travels with a group to each station)
• Sign In Coordinators
• Sign Out Coordinators
• Back End Volunteers (keep groups moving on time)
May 4th 4:30pm
May 5th 8:30am
May 11th 4:30pm
• Set up (Reserved signs/Jesus Day Banners on assigned pews, certificates in pews)
• Arrival (get children lined up in order to process into Mass)
• Mass Assistance (remind children of when & where to go during Mass)
About Our Religious Education Programs
SMOY’s Religious Education program offers an innovative approach to support our families in creating a culture of faith in the home.
All parish children in grades 1-8 are expected to attend one of the following:
- A Family of Faith, September - April
- Enrolled in the Parish School
$100 per Family
- Parent Guide
- Student Activity Books for each child
- Family Scrapbook
Frequently Asked Questions
A Family of Faith is a modernized approach to religious education. It takes the faith out of the classroom and integrates it into your family’s life. Through once-a-month Family Sessions, parents are equipped to embrace the call to teach their children. At home, families will participate in 10–20 minute interactive learning opportunities 2-3 times per month. The curriculum, designed by Sophia Institute, provides easy to follow instructions to aid parents in facilitating the activities.
No. We are streamlining our religious education program to offer a more cohesive experience. We have taken the best aspects of both programs and combined them into A Family of Faith. The community of Sunday Religious Education classes meets the flexibility of Online PRP classes!
No. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is no longer allowing summer programs as stand-alone programs. While other local parishes may still offer summer programs as part of year long learning, they will not satisfy our parish religious education requirements. If you are interested in supplementing your child’s religious education throughout the summer, please check out our Totus Tuus and Vacation Bible School programs.
Life is busy. We get it! That is why we designed A Family of Faith with flexibility in mind. Each month we will offer a Sunday morning, a Sunday evening, and a Monday evening session. Each session lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. You simply choose a session to attend based on what fits your schedule best for the month. Need to attend a different time slot next month? No problem! A calendar of all specific date and time offerings for the year will be provided after registration.
All families are welcome to take part in A Family of Faith, including those who homeschool, attend Catholic school or in which not all family members are Catholic.
Congratulations! Sacramental prep years are busy, but exciting. Prior to receiving a sacrament, students must have 2 consecutive years of religious education. Sacramental preparation does require additional in-person and at-home components. Register online beginning mid-May.