Parish School of Religion
The Parish School of Religion at St. Patrick Catholic Church is alive and well! As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "Parents are the first in line for handing on the faith." However the catechists at St. Patrick feel a great calling to assist parents and families in this ministry.
Our classes meet each Wednesday night during the months of September through April, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. under the direction of Mrs. Tara Blanchard. We serve the children of our parish in Grades 1-12 and we are very proud of our facilities in the Father Raymond J. Murrin Family Life Center.
Our children are taught through a series of textbooks approved by the Diocese of Birmingham. We have added a program for our Confirmation preparation class from Ascension Press entitled, "Theology of the Body for Teens" which was approved by Bishop Baker for all those teens preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation. This course is specifically designed for 6th through 8th-grade students to go beyond traditional chastity programs by assisting students with answers and tools needed to successfully and safely navigate through life.
All children of the parish in Grades 1-12 are welcome to attend our classes and we especially encourage all parents and families to register their children who attend public schools.
For more information, contact Tara Blanchard at the church or via email.