At St. Joan of Arc, we offer two programs for religious education: Parish School of Religion (K through High School) and Family Religion (Grades 3-6). Our programs bring the Catholic faith to children and teens attending public or private schools. Children with special needs are always welcome. Our mission is to have our children/teens learn the Catholic faith in order to live it as vibrant members of the Church. The elementary curriculum uses the Christ Our Life (grades K-6) and Finding God (grades 7-8) books by Loyola Press. For more information on the HS Theology and Family Religion programs, scroll below.
While children are encouraged to attend religious education throughout their school years, the Cleveland Diocese requires that children have 2 years of religious education preparation to receive First Communion and Confirmation. Therefore, children need to attend 1st and 2nd grade PSR or Catholic Day School to make First Communion in the 2nd grade, and children need to attend 7th and 8th grade PSR or Catholic Day School to make Confirmation in the 8th grade. If your child has missed these required years, please contact Mary Vincenti.