Theme for 2020-2021
“I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you.”
August 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021
Welcome back! And welcome new families! With the school year right around the corner, your Religious Education School year is not too far off. I am excited to get the year underway!
My name is Carolyn Brandt. I am the Director of the K-8 Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education Program. I spent twelve years as the program’s administrative assistant and four years as the Director. Every year that I have been with this great program, I continue to appreciate all of our fantastic students, and also the amazing parents that take the time to bring their children to this program. Not to mention the BEST teachers and staff around!
Unfortunately, I know that these are challenging times. So I just want to let you know that K-8 will not be gathering together physically for Religious Education. At least not for the first semester. I am designing personalized instruction packets that you can use at home for grades K-8. I still feel that it is very important to keep the faith going!!! Every child will receive a student manual, lesson plans, activity sheets, a calendar, and a craft with all the materials and instructions. I would like to give this out once a month minus the student manual. The lessons start on Wednesday, September 23rd which is the date of the first class if we were meeting face to face. Pick up will be Monday night, September 21st, between 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the front circle of the school (carline circle). You will not have to leave your vehicle. The packets will include all you will need for the two weeks of classes in September. We will do the same thing on the Monday before the first Wednesday of every month which will contain everything you will need for the whole month. I will send out reminders to your email address. If for some reason a certain Monday will not work for you, we can set up another time. We will be asking families to still commit to their Religious Education tuition with a reduced fee of $75.00 for the whole year which includes the manual and the materials. If you have extenuating circumstances regarding the amount of tuition, please reach out to me.
On this website, you will find registration forms, a financial commitment form, and a calendar. Please take the time to fill out the appropriate paperwork and send them to us as soon as possible so that we can get an idea of the total number of students, and get the necessary materials ready for the first pick up. You may call our office with any questions or concerns at 319-351-7638.
Our address is:
Regina Religious Education
2140 Rochester Ave.
Iowa City, IA. 52245
Hopefully, there will be an even greater depth of faith explored when you and your children share the Religious Education lessons together. I will be here to help you if you have any questions or needs until we can be together again.
Thank you for your continued commitment to growing your child’s faith. I am looking forward to the day when catechists and children can gather together again safely.
Thank you so much for understanding.
Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education Program serves public school students who attend the parishes of
St. Mary’s, St. Patrick’s 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.