Theme for 2018-2019
“Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ”
August 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Class Time for K-6
Class Time for 7th and 8th
Certain Sunday Nights 6:30-8:00pm at St. Patrick Church. Click on calendars for specific dates.
A Letter from the Religious Education Director, Carolyn Brandt
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 eleven years as the program’s administrative assistant and three 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!
As we all know, the way to continue the success of a Religious Education program is through word of mouth. Therefore, we would really appreciate your participation in spreading the word of our program to all of your family and friends. We would love to reach more families and in doing so be able to teach our faith to more children in our community. Thank you for your assistance.
On this website, you will find registration forms, a financial commitment form, calendars, and a handbook. 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 on the total number of students, and get the necessary materials ordered and staff hired. You may call our office with any questions or concerns at 319-351-7638. This year’s tuition is $130.00 per student annually, or two semester payments of $70.00 due in August and January with no family paying over $300.00.
Our address is: Regina Religious Education 2140 Rochester Ave. Iowa City, IA 52245
All K-6 classes are held each Wednesday evening at Regina from 6:30-7:45pm, with the exception of two Reconciliation Services. Grades K-2 will have class at Regina while grades 3-6 will celebrate a fall Reconciliation Service at St. Wenceslaus on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. 7th and 8th grade will also be at the fall Reconciliation Service. Grades 2-6 will celebrate a spring Reconciliation Service at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Both Reconciliation services start at 6:30pm. I will send out reminders via email to all the parents as the dates get closer.
The program’s “Family Night” for K-6 is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19. More information will be coming via email after you register.
Our 7th and 8th grade Coordinator is Beth Fitzgerald. She taught 6th grade for 1 year and 5th grade for 5 years at Regina. For the past few years she has been staying home with her four children. This year she has accepted a 5th grade teaching position. We are very fortunate to have her as our coordinator for our Junior High program. This is her 4th year of being our coordinator. Grades 7 and 8 will meet two Sunday evenings most months from 6:30-8:00pm and their first class is Sunday, September 9 at St. Patrick’s Church in the Social Hall.
Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education Program serves the Catholic public school students.
Looking forward to another great year of celebrating our faith!!
Carolyn Brandt, Director
Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education
319-351-7638, Ext. 1800
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 personal encounter with Jesus, spiritual growth, gaining an understanding and knowledge of the Catholic faith, and deepening a 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 which allows for individuality in faith development.
5. To emphasize the community aspects of family and parish life.
Sacraments are celebrated in the Parish in which you are registered. Check with your parish for additional information regarding Sacramental preparation.