Religious Education

  Religious Education for Youth and Adults

Faith Formation Programs Office
Mrs. Theresa Rapposelli-Moschelle - Coordinator
(302) 798-2904, ext 111

Our Religious Education Program ( 1st-8th grade) is conducted September - May.
Registration Materials are available on line, and in the Parish Office

Grades 1 - 8  –  Sunday Mornings,  9:15 am to 10:15 am.  
Student's family should be registered members of our Parish.  

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Montessori Style Faith Formation)
Level I  ages 3-5     Wednesday 10 am to noon   OR    Saturday 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Level II ages 6-9     Wednesday 10 -12
Children work with hands- on materials
in a specially-prepared environment. Instructors are specially trained.
We are a member of the National Association of " The Catechesis of The Good Shepherd"
Learn more about them at their website: 

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) : For those looking to join the Catholic Church, or those baptized Catholics, older than 17, needing some form of preparation for Sacraments - PLEASE contact the office.  Instruction available in both English and Spanish

Sacramental preparation for school age students: complies with the Diocesan guidelines for duration and minimum age requirements.
The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has set the minimum age for reception of Sacraments as:
Baptized person in Second Grade, after completing at least 2 years of formation, in order to receive First Communion
Baptized person in Eighth Grade, who has previously made their First Communion, after completing at least 2 years of formation beyond First Communion, in order to receive Confirmation
There are required sessions in addition to attendance in the Sunday morning program  OR attendance in a Catholic School , for students and parents
Download, print and return (one form per child!)