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 St. Mary Religious Education Program 2023-2024


This year we will again be using the

Sofia Press Religious Education Program.  

Hello St Mary's families,
I am excited to start another year of Religious Education (RE) at St Mary's! While some things will remain the same as last year, we are also changing things up a bit as well. Please bare with me as we navigate these changes together. Here is the run down:
•   Below is the 2023-24 registration form. Please fill out and return to the parish office or myself
•    We will continue to use the Family of Faith curriculum books (this year's "theme" is Profession of Faith)
•    Father and I will still lead a parent session on the first weekend of every month to go over the month's lessons and activities. The big change is that this parent session will now be at St Mary's in Viroqua after the 10:30am Mass on Sundays.
•    During the parents session there will be an opportunity for the younger children to gather in a separate room and participate in early childhood RE activities. 
•    We will be adding in a 3rd week activity each month that will take place after the 8am family Mass on Sundays in Coon Valley. The PCCW has volunteered to provide light refreshments and pastries. After a quick bite, we will get together for a 20-30 minute group activity. Also if parents have any questions regarding the curriculum activities, those can be asked then.
•    Also below is the schedule that indicates the date and location of the parent sessions and group activities. Please note that the first parent session is coming up quickly on 9/3 in Viroqua. We do realize this falls on Labor Day weekend, however we did not want to have to delay the start of the program. If you are unable to make it, please let me know and I can get you up to speed on things.
•    All families will have to complete Safe Environment Training or complete the necessary paperwork to opt out of the training. There will be 3 opportunities to complete the in person training:
                  9/10 in Viroqua after 10:30am Mass
                  9/17 in Coon Valley after 8am Mass
                 10/8 in Viroqua after 10:30am Mass
•    Coon Valley Confirmation students will combine with Viroqua Confirmation students to complete their program
•    First communicants will meet with Father Joe to go over the requirements. 
As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

I look forward to a great year!

Bridget Goodwin, RE Leader 



Blank Registration Form

2023-2024 RE Schedule

Once you have completed the form, please return to

St. Mary's Parish.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Fr. Joe Richards at or

the parish office at

Encountering Christ at the center

of the parish’s work in catechesis

where adults, youth, and children

learn the Catholic faith and

express it as Christian disciples

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