For Families

St. Mary of Perpetual Help welcomes all families into greater community with each other and Christ Jesus!

We challenge youth and parents to establish or deepen your love of God in concrete ways through prayer, service, education and community. School-age children greatly benefit from our Religious Education program (RE). Older youth enjoy growing in the Faith with peers.
Religious Education 

The purpose of religious education is to pass on the teachings of Christ. We are organized to assist parents and guardians in that work through classes, conversation, games, and prayer. We know God to be the source and summit of our entire life. Cultivating our relationship with God and with others is essential not only to our "church life," but certainly, to our entire life.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help offers Sunday classes for 1st-8th grade students, Sacramental Reconciliation opportunities, parent formation, two special Retreat and Service Days for Confirmation students, and year-round activities. Our curriculum and volunteers cover the fundamentals of our faith in a way that engage both the intellect and the practical aspects of being Catholic. Our goal is to teach the Catholic faith so our children and teens become fully alive in the life of Christ.

RE Sunday Classes and Mass

Who: 1st-8th grade students
What: Religious education instruction in a friendly classroom setting
When: Sundays, 8:45 a.m. classes, 10:30 a.m. Mass
Where: School classrooms (the building next to, and a bit behind, the church)

To Register

Please register in person Aug. 12, 19, or 26 after the 10:30 a.m. Masses or online at this website:

The link for the new Religious Education registration page is: https://www.givecentral.org/religious-ed-registration/dcp5b6d3fdad1e16

If you have any questions, feel free to email Christine Clardy at chrispatclardy@gmail.com.  Several catechists will be in the narthex after 10:30am Sunday Mass to help with registration and answer any questions you may have in the weeks leading up to the first day of class on September 9th.