“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me.”
Matthew 11:29

We are pleased to offer families a number of options for your child(ren)’s Religious Formation. Questions are welcome in the RE Center at 412-835-1155 or stlreligioused@stlouisedemarillac.org

Catechetical Theme: “Living As Missionary Disciples”

2017-18 Catechetical Year: Begins Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Catechist Commissioning Mass.
Class Sessions BEGIN on Monday, September 18; Wednesday, September 20, and Thursday, September 21.

Religious Education “Open House” Family Meeting Nights: Monday, Sept 18; Wednesday, Sept 20; and Thursday, Sept 22.
PARENT(s)/GUARDIAN(s) with their CHILDREN will meet in the School Cafeteria at Session start times to receive pertinent information and materials for the year, as well as meet their catechetical team.

Class Sessions CONCLUDE on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
2017-18 Closing Celebration: Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the 4:30pm Sunday Mass.

Download the 2017-2018 Religious Education Calendar

Religious Education Classes for Grades K – 8 (Mid-September – Mid-April) Registration begins late April/early May. This program complies with the curriculum guidelines of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The (optional) Kindergarten class is offered during two sessions, Monday or Wednesday afternoons.

Sessions for Grades K-8:

4:45 – 6:00 p.m.
4:45 – 6:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
6:45 – 8:30 p.m.
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Grades K-8
Grades K-5 only
Grades 1-5 only
EDGE Gr. 6-8 only
Grades 1-8

Home School is also available for (Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) – Registration is required.
Home School Testing Dates are as follows:
Parent Meeting- October 5, 2017  at  7:00pm- School Cafeteria
Unit 1 – Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
Unit 2 – Thursday, Dec 7, 2017
Unit 3 – Thursday, Feb 1, 2018
Unit 4- Thursday, April 5, 2018
April 23, 24, 26 (2018) Make Up Home School Testing
Tests are administered in the School Cafeteria between 4:00 – 6:00 PM on these dates

EDGE Middle School Ministry

EDGE is St. Louise’s new program for Middle School Ministry & Formation for students in grades 6, 7 & 8.  It satisfies Religious Education requirements for grades 6-8 on Wednesday evenings, twice per month from 6:45-8:30pm.  The program is held in a large group setting with small grade level discussion break-out sessions.  Our Youth Minister, Jason Zych is leading EDGE.  Questions… please contact Jason at jzych@stlouisedemarillac.org or call 412-833-5757.  You may visit the Life Teen/EDGE website link below:

CVOL (Catholic Vision of Love) Parent Meeting will be Monday, November 13, 2017, at 7:00p.m. in the School Cafeteria.

The Catholic Vision of Love is the chastity education program that is part of our religious education and school formation curricula. It is so important that we understand our role as families in forming our children in The Faith, so that they may grow in excellence reverencing always the dignity of who they are and how live each day in response to Christ’s everlasting love.

Family Fun/Service Days

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 – FEED THE HUNGRY…
    • 9:30-11:30am – LeGras Parish Center
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 – COME EMMANUEL! (Advent)
    • 9:30-11:30am – LeGras Parish Center
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 – AN OFFERING TO YOU… (Lent)
    • 9:30-11:30am – LeGras Parish Center
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 – CELEBRATE GOD’S CREATION!
    • 9:30-11:30am – LeGras Parish Center

Please Note:
In addition to classes for Kindergarten through 8th Grade, the Religious Education Center is responsible for Sacrament Preparation of ALL parish children:

  • First Reconciliation (2017-18)
    • December 9, 2017 – 10:00am to 11:30am in Church or,
    • December 16, 2017 – 10:00am to 11:30am in Church
  • First Eucharist Masses (2016-17)
    • May 6, 2017 – 11:00am, 1:30pm or,
    • May 13, 2017 – 11:00am
  • Confirmation – Fall of 9th grade.
    • Will be posted when notified by Bishop’s Office.
    • Confirmation Day of Reflection – in close proximity to the Sacrament of Confirmation
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