K-8 Religious Ed

Rel Ed cookie stormReligious Education is “not just for children.” Everyone is on a lifelong journey of faith. The parish mission prayer commits everyone to “know and share the truths of our faith.”

The religious education of children must occur at every age with systematic and age-appropriate lessons based on the Diocese of Columbus Graded Course of Study for Religion and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the history and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.

St. Brigid Religious Education program runs from the week after Labor Day through the middle of May.  Classes are available from K-8 as well as a Pre-School program on Sunday morning.

For registration information for students as well as adult volunteer opportunities, please call 614-761-1176.

Registration

Welcome to all new families! Please contact the Office of Religious Education for information at 614.761.1176. Registration for Religious Education will resume in April 2017.

Additional Registration Forms (if needed):
Tuition Assistance Form
Payment Agreement (EFT) Form
2016-2017 Parent Handbook

 

New This Year – Preschool Religious Education

Religious Education will be offering Preschool religious education classes for the 2016-17 school year. Preschool classes will be offered on Sundays at 9:00 a.m., and will begin September 18, 2016. To register, download and print the forms below, and bring your completed forms to the Religious Education office.

Preschool Registration Form
Preschool Payment Agreement Form
Preschool Medical Form
Preschool Tuition Assistance Form
Preschool Calendar

Confirmation & First Communion Picture Sign Up

2017 Confirmation 6pm Mass – Picture Sign-Up
2017 First Communion 10am Mass – Picture Sign-Up
2017 First Communion 2pm Mass – Picture Sign-Up

2016-17 Class Schedules

Click here to download the 2016-17 Class Schedule
Click here to download the 2016-17 Sacramental Calendar
Click here to download the 2016-17 Preschool Calendar

2016-17 Sacramental Calendars

First Communion Calendar
Confirmation Calendar

 Please Consider Volunteering for Religious Education!

Saint Brigid Religious Education would like to invite all members of our parish to search your hearts and consider the question, “Have you been called to participate in the ministry of evangelization and catechesis of our children?” Our program instructs and guides nearly 1000 children in the ways of our Catholic faith each year. We are experiencing a time of wonderful growth, and we need your help. We cannot operate without the participation of trained catechists and reliable volunteers. Those interested should call the Religious Education Office at (614)761-1176 or email Teresa Golamb-Hartzell at tgolamb-hartzell@stbrigidofkildare.org
  • Childcare provided
  • Religious Education Tuition Discount
  • Catechists receive additional stipend
  • Catechist Certification Training Provided

Click here to download the Religious Education Advisory Committee application.

 

SchoolSpeak

Religious Education uses SchoolSpeak as an online communication tool.  Parents can login to view class rosters, student progress reports and attendance.  If you are unsure of your SchoolSpeak login information, please contact the Religious Education Department at (614) 761-1176.

Service Hour Form

To download a service hour form, follow the link:  service hour form.

Office Hours

The Religious Education offices are open Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:30 pm, with extended hours Monday and Tuesday from 4:30 – 7:30 during program times, and Friday 10 am – 3 pm.

Diocesan Catechist Certification Program

Primarily designed to satisfy Diocesan requirements for religion-teacher certification, these series of two hour classes are taught by Diocesan instructors and are offered throughout the year at St. Brigid. We encourage anyone interested in learning about our rich Catholic history and current beliefs to attend these excellent classes. They may be taken for credit or personal enrichment. To register for these courses, please complete the forms and return them to the Religious Education Department, or call 614-761-1176.

 

Religious Ed Teachers & Volunteers

We have an experienced staff of catechists. Opportunities for ongoing enrichment and classes for Diocesan Certification provided throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact Andrea Komenda or Tina White. Volunteer opportunities: In addition to Catechists/Teachers; during each class time Teacher Aides, Hall Monitors, Babysitters and Office Aides needed each week. Volunteers need not have children in program to participate, but all volunteers must take Protecting God’s Children and be fingerprinted according to Diocesan guidelines. Volunteers also needed for special events including but not limited to the Religious Articles Sale, First Communion Workshop and Confirmation Retreat. To volunteer your time and talent, call the Religious Education Office at 614-761-1176.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

The Parish Educational Center comes alive with our annual VBS. Children ages 4 through the fifth grade celebrate our Lord with learning, crafts, songs and play. A different theme is offered each year. Click here to visit the Vacation Bible School page.

SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education)

Special People in Catholic Education (SPICE) supports the education of children with special learning needs in our parish and school. SPICE assists our parish as we work to serve a broad range of students, including those who may be gifted and those who have roadblocks to successful learning. We believe that each child in our parish is a child of God and possesses his or her own unique spiritual and educational needs.

To learn more about SPiCE, visit the school’s website.