Religious Education Grades 1-5

Faith formation is a life-long journey. Parents join with our Religious Education ministry to aid our children in building a strong foundation in their Catholic faith. Our goal is to encourage all families and students to grow in their relationship with Jesus as we are ROOTED in Christ.

Religious education for grades 1-5 meets once a week during the school year at St. Patrick Church of Merna and provides students with a positive environment to learn & grow in their Catholic faith. Plans are currently underway to return to in-person classes for the 2021-2022 school year.  We continue to look to the CDC and Diocesan recommendations to provide a safe environment.

The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are received in 2nd grade. Attendance in 1st grade classes is a prerequisite for Sacrament preparation.


For more information, please contact our Religious Education Grades 1-5 Coordinator, Bobbi Hassel,

For information on Religious Education at St. Mary Church in Downs, please click here.

Religious Education Grades 1-5 Updates