Parents are the first teachers of faith.  The parish of IHM wishes to support their efforts and does so through the Children’s Religious Education programs.  This includes three programs offered on Sundays for pre-schoolers (4 year-olds) through students in 8th grade.

To support parents in their task of guiding children along their faith journeys, a monthly parent session will be held after 9:30 Mass during class time.  This gathering will be used to disseminate information about the Sunday Family Faith program as well as offer suggestions for living Catholic faith at home.

Catechist/Assistant Catechists Needed

Many catechists are needed to support the three SFF programs offered.  Please consider joining this dedicated group of women and men in service to IHM’s children.  Assistants are needed in both the classrooms as well as supporting administration tasks.  Catechists are needed to lead the children’s formation experience in the classroom.

Catechist / Assistant Catechist Interest Form


Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) – During 9:30 Mass, after the opening prayer, children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade** are invited to participate in a Children’s Liturgy of the Word.  The children hear the readings in age appropriate language and have the opportunity to offer their own petitions.  The children return to their families at the offertory.

There is no registration for this program.  The children are called up by the priest during 9:30 am Mass.

** Ages will be lowered if/when enough catechists are found.  To volunteer, contact the DRE.  Training provided of course.



Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) – This Montessori based formation program for young children rooted in the Bible and Liturgy of the Church.  First class is September 18, 2016.

CGS for 4 year-olds through Kindergarten is offered during 9:30 Mass.  Registration is now closed.

Click here for the CGS Calendar 2016-2017



Sunday Family Faith (SFF)- This program is offered after 9:30 Mass to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade using multi-media, bibles and various texts to guide the students as they explore our Catholic faith and apply it to daily life.  Registration is required.  The fee is $50.00 per child with a family cap of $150.  First Class is September 18, 2016.

First Reconciliation and First Communion Registration: When registering in Sunday Family Faith there is an additional fee of $50 for all children in 2nd grade to enroll in First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation.

Registration for Sunday Family Faith (SFF) is now closed.

Click here for the SFF Schedule 2016-2017.

For more information contact