Sacramental Prep Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Sacramental Prep activities. Check out these opportunities and contact Jacilyn Jackson | if you can assist with any of these.

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.

Volunteer Needs:
• Chaperones (Lunch provided)

March 13th 6:30pm-8pm

Volunteer Needs:
• 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

Volunteer Needs:
• 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

Volunteer Needs:
• 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

Tuition Fees

$100 per Family

Tuition includes:

  • Parent Guide
  • Student Activity Books for each child
  • Catechism
  • Bible
  • 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.

You can register online beginning in mid-May. If you need assistance, reach out to Jacilyn Jackson at

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.

To learn more, reach out to Jacilyn Jackson at Or attend one of our informational events:

  • April 30, 2023 @ 9:30am in the MPR
  • May 8, 2023 @ 6:30pm via Zoom (More info coming soon!)


Jaci Jackson
Jacilyn Jackson
Coordinator of Religious Education & Safe Environment Coordinator

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