Religious Education The Holy Trinity Religious Education program serves children from kindergarten through 8th grade. Students are taught by a dedicated staff of volunteers using the Loyola Press Christ Our Life curriculum. Our program is small enough that we know our children by name, and we are able to encourage each child as a unique and precious child of God. For information on the 2020-2021 Religious Ed detail click here. You will receive more information after you regiter. If you have any questions about the program or would like to enroll your child, contact Nicole Herlin.
Confirmation (Teens who have been baptized and received First Communion)- Confirmation with Baptism and Eucharist is a sacrament of initiation. Confirmation is a deepening of baptismal gifts. Confirmation roots us more deeply in our identity as God’s children, unites us more firmly with Christ, increases in us the gifts of the Holy Spirit, binds us more closely to the Church and gives us special strength to bear witness to our faith. Preparation at Holy Trinity begins in 9th grade and teens are confirmed in the 10th grade. Two years of previous religious education are required (7th & 8th Grade).
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – A process designed to help adults who wish to be baptized in the Catholic faith, and baptized adults who desire to receive Eucharist or Confirmation in the Catholic Church to experience Catholic faith life through study and support. The group meets throughout the year and are received into the Church during the Easter Vigil. Contact the parish office for more information.
RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Adapted for Children) – A process designed to help children over age seven who wish to be baptized in the Catholic faith, and children over age 7 who desire to receive Penance, Eucharist and Confirmation in the Catholic Church to experience Catholic faith life through study and support. The group meets throughout the year for 2 years and are received into the Church during the Easter Vigil of their 2nd year. (Classes in English only).
Children’s Liturgy Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an opportunity for children ages three through nine to receive God’s Word at an age appropriate level. Most Sundays, the young children are dismissed from the Mass to pray and to hear and experience the Gospel through stories, songs, and crafts. They then return to Mass to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist. No prior registration is required, but children younger than three should be accompanied by an adult.
Bible Study To increase our knowledge of Scripture, we have Bible Studies in Fall, Winter, and Lent. No previous Bible Study experience is necessary to benefit from these studies. Because of the pandemic, we have shifted the Bible Studies from in-person to Zoom on line. This shift has some unexpected benefits – no need to drive to church at night; no need for a sitter for the kids; relatives, friends, and college students away from home can participate; and if you can’t participate at the scheduled time, you can view a recording of the session. Each session includes a video presentation by a Biblical scholar supplemented with a short discussion led by the facilitator. Most of our Bible Studies focus on a topic rather than on a single book of the Bible. Drawing insights from passages in both the Old and New Testaments, past topics have included the Eucharist; Prayer; the Blessed Virgin; the Role of Peter; Forgiveness and Reconciliation; and Wisdom in the Bible. Our upcoming Lenten Study will give a deeper scriptural understanding of Jesus’ Passion and Death.