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. 

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.

All parish children in grades 1-8 are expected to attend one of the following:

  • Family Faith, September - April
  • Sunday Parish Religion Program (PRP), September - April
  • Online Parish Religion Program (PRP)
  • Enrolled in the Parish School

Summer Parish Religion Program (PRP) is not being offered this year

Sunday Parish Religion Program (Sunday PRP)

When: Sunday Mornings, 9:30am-10:45am September 11, 2022 - April 30, 2023

The St. Margaret of York Catholic Church Parish Religion Program (Sunday PRP) is designed to assist the parents in their role as the primary catechists of their children, affirming that “Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith” (CCC 2226). Using a lectionary-based program, we follow The Graded Course of Study established by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, which encompasses the 7 tasks of catechesis: Prayer, Knowledge of the Faith, Liturgical Life, Moral Formation, Communal Life, Missionary Spirit, and Theology of the Body. Each week students will have the opportunity to talk about their faith with classmates their own age and with a devoted catechist. Sunday PRP enrollment and tuition also include Family Faith Sessions. Parents and siblings are highly encouraged to take part in this family time of fellowship and formation alongside their PRP students.

Family Faith

When: Monthly on Sundays, 9:30-10:45am, September 18, 2022 - April 23, 2023

The St. Margaret of York Catholic Church Family Faith Program is designed to assist the parents in their role as the primary catechists of their children, affirming that “Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith” (CCC 2226).  Family Faith brings St. Margaret of York families together once a month for food, fellowship and faith formation. Using the provided curriculum at home, parents will foster their relationship with Christ and help their children fall in love with Jesus as they journey toward Heaven as a family. 

Family Faith Calendar

Online Parish Religion Program (PRP)

When: Access to Course Content begins in June 2022

Our Religious Home Study (Online PRP) is a flexible online program using the Ignatius Press Life In Christ curriculum. The students have access to their grade level materials online for a 1 year period and have the ability to complete the coursework at their own pace.  All assessments and prayer exercises are completed through the online platform so that both the Parents and our faith formation office can monitor progress in knowledge of the faith and relationship with Christ.

Online PRP enrollment and tuition includes Family Faith Sessions to allow our home study families the opportunity for fellowship.

Questions about our religious education programs or for help deciding which program is right for your children and family please contact our the parish office.

 

Tuition Fees

Sunday PRP
$150 1 Student
$260 2 Students
$345 3 + Students

Online PRP

$45 per student

Family Faith

$50 per student

Staff

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

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