"LET THE CHILDREN COME TO ME FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD BELONGS TO SUCH AS THESE.”  LK 18:16
 

The K-8 Religious Education Program is dedicated to assisting parents with raising their children in the Catholic faith by offering a variety of programs to fit the needs of all parish families.

St. Charles supports parents in offering instruction in the faith, including sacramental preparation, for children in grades K-6, through a variety of programs:

If you are looking for our middle school program, click here.

Tuition prices are $95 for one student, $190 for two students in the same family, and $235 for three or more students in the same family. Family Home Base Program is paid through Faith and Life Online.

Religious Education Registration 2019-2020

St. Charles Religious Education program is made available to registered parishioners of St. Charles Parish. If you are not registered to the parish, you may register here online.

If you are already registered to the parish and have chosen the program you would like to participate in please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Complete our official Registration Forms

Step 2: Complete payment via Faith Direct or by mailing your check to St Charles 3304 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 memo: Religious Education

Grade Based Program

In our Grade Based Program, the children come to the parish weekly for their classes. Each child in the Grade Based Program receives either a weekly handout (Kindergarten) or a workbook (Grades 1-6) that contains the weekly lessons and pages for family use. Supplemental materials are used in class as needed. Classes for Kindergarten – Grade 6 are limited to 16 children. Preference for classes is given to registered parishioners on a first come, first served basis.

Family Home Based Program

St. Charles wants to support our families who desire to home school their children for Religious Education. Parents are the primary catechists and the Church is here to support you by providing guidance, materials, and resources for your family. We ask that each family who desires to home school their children to register for our program and your family will receive access to Faith and Life Online.

Catechesis of the good shepherd

The program uses a Montessori approach to religious education which incorporates Scripture and manipulative to teach about the Catholic faith. Never heard of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? Check out The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: https://www.cgsusa.org/ to learn more. Please, note that you must get approval from the DRE Katie Wilson before registering if you are not currently part of the program, due to the prerequisites requirement. 



BASH

BASH is our largest gathering of Catholic middle school students (6th-8th graders) every year! This event is a celebration of our Catholic faith and love of the Lord. We are planning for hundreds of middle school students to gather for an evening of faith, fellowship, and fun!  This event includes music, games, inspirational speakers, confessions, and Sunday Vigil Mass. BASH is designed to be open to any Middle School aged youth that want to attend, St Charles wants to invite YOU to participate in the life of the Catholic Church!   WHEN:  Saturday, May 11, 2019. 3:30pm-9:00pm   WHERE : Bishop O’Connell High School, Arlington, VA   COST:  FREE for our 6th & 7th youth and adult volunteers   HOW TO SIGN UP:  More details to follow!

BASH is our largest gathering of Catholic middle school students (6th-8th graders) every year! This event is a celebration of our Catholic faith and love of the Lord. We are planning for hundreds of middle school students to gather for an evening of faith, fellowship, and fun!

This event includes music, games, inspirational speakers, confessions, and Sunday Vigil Mass. BASH is designed to be open to any Middle School aged youth that want to attend, St Charles wants to invite YOU to participate in the life of the Catholic Church!

WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2019. 3:30pm-9:00pm
WHERE: Bishop O’Connell High School, Arlington, VA
COST: FREE for our 6th & 7th youth and adult volunteers
HOW TO SIGN UP: More details to follow!

Vacation Bible School

 
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