Theme for 2019-2020
“Stay With Us”
August 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Class Time for K-6
Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm
Class Time for 7th and 8th
Certain Sunday Nights 6:30-8:00 pm at St. Patrick Church. Click on calendars for specific dates.
Welcome letter from
Carolyn Brandt, Director of Religious Education
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 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!
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 grade classes are held each Wednesday evening at Regina from 6:30-7:30 pm, with the exception of one Reconciliation Service. Grades K-2 will have class at Regina while grades 3-6 will celebrate a fall Reconciliation Service at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. 7th and 8th grade will also be at the fall Reconciliation Service. Reconciliation service starts at 6:30 pm. 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 18. More information will be coming via email after you register.
Our 7th and 8th grade Coordinator is Kelly Larson. She has taught Religious Education for this program for the past 10 years. Kelly graciously volunteered to be the 7th and 8th grade coordinator starting this past January. We are very fortunate to have her as our coordinator for our Junior High program. Grades 7 and 8 will meet two Sunday evenings most months from 6:30-8:00 pm and their first class is Sunday, September 8 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!!
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 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 which 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.