For children in grades 1-8 who attend public or non-Catholic private schools, the Religious Education program provides a faith community for children and their families as they awaken, nourish, and deepen their awareness of God's presence in all things.
The goal of the Religious Education program at Saint Gertrude is to teach children to listen for and respond to God's invitation to love.
In class, students and teachers work to:
The Religious Education program begins in September and concludes in May. Classes for the 2018-2019 school year are held on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:45 am. A schedule for the year is available below.
Classes are taught by volunteer catechists and overseen by Jim Potthast, the Family Minister.
Sacramental preparation is an integral part of the curriculum for second and eighth grades. Students must have completed two full consecutive years of class before celebrating their First Communion or the Sacrament of Confirmation.