Santa Maria del Popolo Religious Education Office
John Werning, Religious Education Coordinator
Pat Gecewicz, Religious Education Secretary
- Family Faith Development (FFD)
- Meets on Sundays, twice a month, in the Parish Hall and west school building
- 18 sessions: 9 family sessions, 9 child sessions
- Child session meets 9 to 10:10 AM; family session meets 9 to Noon
- Family session:
|9:00 AM|| - ||Refreshments and chit-chat|
|9:30||- ||Children meet in their classrooms; parents remain in parish hall for video presentation and discussion.|
|10:30||- ||Family Activity based on the scripture readings for Mass|
|11:15||- ||Family Mass|
|Noon||- ||Families are homeward bound.|
- FFD uses both the systematic and the lectionary-based method of instruction.
- Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)
- Have two separate programs: one on Tuesday nights and one on Thursday nights
- Usually 26 or 27 class sessions, depending on holidays, holy days, and vacation times
- Class sessions run from 6:30 to 7:45 PM.
- Classes are held in the east building, west building, and the rectory
- CCD uses the systematic method for instruction
- SPecial REligious Development (SPRED)
- SPRED is a network of services in about 70 parish centers for the developmentally disabled
- Each center serves a particular age group: children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Santa Maria serves an adult group.
- Each center has a chairperson, a leader catechist, an activity catechist, and "helper catechists"
- Each session with the developmentally disabled include an activity, a lesson, and a sharing of food.
- SPRED uses the symbolic method of instruction
- Each session with the developmentally disabled persons is preceded by a cathetichist preparation session.
- SPRED sessions occur on Mondays, from 7:30 to 10 PM.
The Religious Education Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM.
For more information please phone 949-2327.