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St. Matthew Religious Education

All students must be registered through the Religious Education Office. Students are required to receive the sacraments in the parish where the family is registered. Students and their parents are expected to attend all sacramental preparation sessions. These students are also welcome to attend any general group meetings.

If you have a child attending a Catholic school or religious education program who is eligible to receive Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation, please call the Religious Education Office at (302) 633-5850 ext. 158.
Click HERE to download a Religious Education application.
Click HERE to download a Sacraments application.


Catechists
All catechists are volunteers from the parish community who are willing to share their faith with the young. Each catechist prepares a weekly lesson plan, participates in scheduled meetings with the Director of Religious Education and attends periodic workshops when possible. Catechists depend on the parish for support, prayer and cooperation.


Reconciliation
All baptized children are prepared to receive this Sacrament before beginning preparation for First Eucharist. Parents, assisted by catechists and the Religious Education Office, provide home instructions for the child.

A child must have participated this year and the previous year in a Religious Education program or Catholic School to be eligible for preparation. The dates for this year will be provided to families of eligible children.

Eucharist
Parents also assist in preparing children for First Eucharist. A parent preparation program is offered in January. Children receive the Sacrament at regular Sunday Masses, according to Diocesan Guidelines, usually after Easter Sunday and before the end of May.

A child must have participated this year and the previous year in a Religious Education program or Catholic School. Parent and child must have completed preparation for First Reconciliation. The dates of Preparation courses for this year will be provided to families of eligible children.

Confirmation
Confirmation preparation begins in the Fall of 8th Grade. The sacrament is received in the Spring of 8th Grade. An information session for parents is held in September.

A child must have participated this year and the previous year in a Religious Education program or Catholic School.