Religious Education

The philosophy of the Church of St. Benedict Religious Education Program is in accordance with the decree of Vatican II, acknowledging that parents are the primary educators of their children.

Therefore, it is the role of the St. Benedict Religious Education Program to support parents in the religious formation of their children by enhancing their teaching of Scripture, doctrine, morals, and attitudes and by providing basic teaching of the Catholic religion, opportunities for service activities and the experience of Catholic Christian community.

Our Program is based on love of God, love of neighbor, and respect for individual uniqueness.

Religious Education class sessions are offered on a first come, first serve basis during three different sessions; two on Sunday, morning and evening; and one on Wednesday evening. The Children's Catechumenate program is offered for older children unbaptized and baptized in another faith seeking full communion with the Catholic Church as well as for older students who are baptized Catholic and wish to receive their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

Some of the extra activities offered during the year to participate in are Advent Family Packets, Christmas plays, Lenten Family Packets and Parish Lenten Event, as well as two summer programs, Totus Tuus and Vacation Bible School. We also encourage students involvement with our Stewardship collections such as food for the Mission of Hope Pantry and classroom Rosary Boxes sent home for family prayer. We have special retreats for students in 5th grade through 10th facilitated by the T.Y.M.E. (Total Youth Ministry Experience) Team which are part of the R.E. curriculum; we also have a special couple who facilitates The True Love Waits, teaching of Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, as part of the Morality curriculum in 9th grade.

For more information on how you can be involved, please contact Carol Bryan in the parish office.

Church of Saint Benedict

2200 W Ithica St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 455-4451