Theme for 2023-2024
“Come to me all you who labor and are burdened.”
August 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024
I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer. It is that time of year to register your children for Religious Education classes for 2023-24! I will email the registration forms to all the parents from last year. Please print off the documents and mail them back to us as soon as possible, along with your payment. The return address is at the top of the registration and financial forms. We need to know how many catechists and assistants to have, so the sooner we get your registration back, the better!!! There will also be packets in the back of each church you can pick up that will have registration forms.
K-6 will meet at Regina every Wednesday night from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.
7-8 will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday nights from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at St. Patrick Church in the social hall.
We do have a Facebook page. We will post pictures each week from K-6th grade so parents can see what is happening in Religious Education. The registration form has a spot to permit us to use your child’s photo. It is crucial for you to fill this out, either yes or no. It is just our way of letting parents and grandparents know what your little kiddos are doing weekly. You can access our Facebook page and get additional forms or calendars by visiting www.regina.org and clicking on Religious Education. If you want to see all the great pictures on our Facebook page, please visit
Or you can search from your Facebook page for Regina Religious Ed. Please like us on Facebook and follow us to see all the great and fun things your child/ren does every week!!!
If you want to become a catechist or an assistant, please let us know as soon as possible. We would love to have you share your faith on Wednesday nights with us. We could also use any adults/High School Jr. or Sr. willing to help the 7th and 8th graders on Sunday nights at St. Patrick’s Church.
Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns! Thank you for your continued commitment to our program.
God Bless you and your family!
Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education
Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education Program serves public school students who attend the parishes of St. Mary, St. Patrick and St. Wenceslaus.
The Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education Program is dedicated to providing the Catholic public school students of Iowa City with a dynamic learning environment rich in faith formation, Catholic doctrine, and religious celebration.
The Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education Program in cooperation with parents and parishes strives to provide Catholic religious education for public school students K-8. We follow Vatican II’s objectives to make faith: living, conscious, and active. We seek to create an environment where young Christians have the opportunity for a personal encounter with Jesus, spiritual growth, gaining an understanding and knowledge of the Catholic faith, and deepening respect for the dignity of others. We believe that by introducing children to Jesus Christ and fostering their relationship with Him, the children will be prepared to live the Christian life: loving God and loving others in God.
The primary goals of the Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education Program are:
1. To create a Christian atmosphere where students have the opportunity to foster and experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
2. To evangelize and assist the students in understanding, appreciating, and living the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
3. To sensitize our students to the importance of honoring the God-given dignity of human persons on both a personal and global level.
4. To provide a superior religious education program that allows for individuality in faith development.
5. To emphasize the community aspects of family and parish life.
If your child is in 2nd grade, please call the parish you are registered in for the additional upcoming meeting dates that you will need to attend at your church in order for them to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.