School of Religion
St. Hugh of Grenoble offers religious education for children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. Please note that all school-aged children who are not enrolled in a Catholic school in our parish are expected to attend weekly School of Religion classes as part of their faith formation. For further information contact Mrs. Mary Wade: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at the Parish Office at 301-474-4322.
Parents are encouraged to download and fill out the following forms:
New Family Registration Form 2016-17
Emergency Medical Information Form
Returning Family Registration Form 2016-17
Practicing Catholics who are at least 18 years of age and who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to become catechists (teachers) in our School of Religion. If you are interested in assisting in this vital ministry, please contact Mrs. Mary Wade at email@example.com or leave a message at the Parish Office at 301-474-4322.
Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist
Preparation for Reconciliation and Eucharist in the Archdiocese of Washington is a two year program. For children who attend a Catholic elementary school they receive their first year of preparation and catechesis in their school at about the age of six. Children who attend a public school, private non-Catholic school, or are home-schooled are expected to receive their formal catechesis in their parish School of Religion. It is not until the second year of formal catechesis that the children receive these sacraments for the first time.
Families who want their child to receive these sacraments in the 2016-2017 catechetical year are expected to be registered members of St. Hugh Parish and must provide proof of their child's baptism (if not at St.Hugh). This year, there will be a mandatory meeting in the school gym on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1:00pm. Please download and complete the Sacramental Information Form, and bring it with proof of your child's baptism, and the sacramental preparation fee $25.00 (checks made out to St.Hugh) to the meeting. Thank you.
Our Parish School of Religion is committed to serving our families in their holy mission of raising their children in the Catholic faith. This year, we will be offering parent information and discussion groups once a month while their children are in religious education. Topics will include family prayer, forgiveness and Reconciliation, a Biblical walk through the Mass, adolescent spirituality and topics requested by our families. For more information please contact Mary Wade, Director of the School of Religion.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation
Like preparation for Reconciliation and Eucharist, Confirmation in the Archdiocese of Washington is also a two year program (about age 13 and 14) with the second year of preparation and reception of the sacrament taking place in the parish in which the candidate's family is registered. The focus of the first year is on the sacramental life of a Catholic. The focus on the second year is on the history and life of the Church, gifted, guided, and transformed by the holy Spirit. It is the work of the second year of preparation that involves a commitment from not only the candidates, but their families and sponsors.
A mandatory parent and candidate meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:45am-12:15pm in the School Gym. At least one parent must be in attendance with their confirmation candidate. The Confirmation Team will be introduced, the events planned for the upcoming year of preparation will be reviewed, and the rationale behind our parish preparation program will be shared.
You are invited to download and print the events calendar, information on how to select a sponsor and the Confirmation Information Form. The completed registration packet and sacramental preparation fee of $50.00 will be due on October 15,2016.