Religious Education

Overview

The Religious Education program at Queen of Apostles serves students in kindergarten (at least 5 years old) through high school. Classes are held on Sundays, September through June, at Queen of Apostles School from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. Students and parents should arrive by 8:45 a.m.
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General Information for Parents_2016 (Including inclement weather guidelines)

General Calendar for Parents_2016

Generally, a child is asked to attend at least two years of a Religious Education Program before a sacrament is administered.

Religious Education Registration

Registration Form for 2017-18 Year


Sacraments of Initiation

(Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist)

Generally, desiring and prepared unbaptized students over the age of 7 years old who have attended no less than two consecutive years of Religious Education, receive the three Sacraments of Initiation during the Easter season. Fr. Juan and the child’s catechist will determine what students will receive the Sacraments on Easter Vigil or another time.

Starting in December, students and their godparent/ sponsor are to attend a number of Rites and Scrutinies.

Attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation is expected.

Students are not to have more than 3 absences in the Religious Education school year and are to complete homework and participate in class assignments.

Information, meetings and important deadlines for students and parents are available in the packet below:

Sacraments_of_Initiation_2017

Sacrament of Confirmation

Generally, desiring and prepared students in grade eight and high school receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Confirmation Liturgy, as set by the Diocese of Arlington, is scheduled for Sunday, June 11 at 7 p.m., at Queen of Apostles. Information, meetings and important deadlines for students and parents are available in the Confirmation Packet below:

Confirmation Packet_2017

Sacraments of Penance and Sacrament of First Holy Communion 

Generally, desiring and prepared baptized students in grade two and above receive the Sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion.

First Penance for Religious Education students is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. First Penance for Queen of Apostles School students is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 after 9:00 a.m. Mass.

The First Holy Communion Liturgy is scheduled for Saturday, June 3. A Mass in English is at 10:00 a.m. and a Mass in Spanish is at 12:30 p.m. School students are to attend the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

Information, meetings and important deadlines for students and parents are available in the packet below:

First Penance and First Holy Communion Packet_2017


Catechists

If you are interested in sharing your love of the Catholic faith by serving as a volunteer catechist or aide in Religious Education, please contact the Parish Office, or e-mail s.gray@queenofapostles.org. We welcome your willingness to become involved with this ministry!

All adult volunteers who work with youth are required by the Diocese of Arlington to complete the required paperwork and background check,  as well as to attend a VIRTUS seminar within 45 days of starting volunteering.

Protecting God’s Children-Office for the Protection of Children and Young People (OPCYP)