Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about next year's program! Registration will open in mid-May
Sacrament Sign Ups*
*Children are required to have 2 years of religious education to receive a Sacrament. Preparation for Confirmation requires an additional component from our standard religious education programs during the Sacramental year. Any questions or concerns please contact the Parish Office.
About Our Religious Education Programs
SMOY’s Religious Education programs offer a structured approach to support our parents and to reinforce the Christian values that you have introduced at home.
The St. Margaret of York Catholic Church Religious Education Programs assists the parents (the primary catechists) in the faith formation of their children to know, love, and serve Jesus.
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.
You can register online beginning in mid-May. If you need assistance, reach out to Jacilyn Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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!)