School of Religion

School of Religion

The School of Religion (SOR) is a formal religious education program with a mission to provide Catholic education for those unable to benefit from the parochial school system.

SOR classes are offered to parish children from kindergarten through eighth grade.

For more information, please contact our parish offices or email Susan Duerr

Our School of Religion (SOR) meets on Wednesday evenings in our Parish School from 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Religious Education calendar for 2016-2017:

·        September 7, 14, 21, 28

·        October 5, 12, 26

·        November 2, 9, 16, 30 - No class Nov. 23 for Thankgiving

·        December 7, 14 - No class Dec. 21 & 28 for Christmas

·        January 4, 11, 18, 25

·        February 1, 8, 15, 22

·        March 8, 15, 22, 29 - No class Mar. 1 for Ash Wednesday

·        April 5, 12, 19, 26 - Easter is April 16th

·        April 26 - End-of-Year Mass & Cook-Out

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 26  - Family Night and Saints Party 
  • Wednesday, December 14 - Parent Meeting for First Reconciliation @ 7:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 7 - First Reconciliation @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 22 - Parent Meeting for First Communion @ 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 1 - Jesus Day @1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30 - First Communion @ 10:30 a.m. Mass


There is a fee of $45 per child—not to exceed $90 per family. Please note that this fee covers only books and materials, which is just a portion of the total cost of the program. Religious Education families must be registered in the parish. All registered parishioners need to make a financial pledge and are expected to meet this commitment. If you have not filled out a pledge card, please contact the parish office at (816) 761-1608.

School of Religion Enrollment Form

Our theme this year: the Beautitudes

The word Beatitude is sometimes said to mean happiness but it means so much more.  To be “blessed” is more than just being happy.  The Beatitudes call us to go beyond the Ten Commandments and to change not only our actions but also to change our hearts. 

Blessedness is the gift of God’s grace and helps us to live as Jesus did and taught.  Being blessed means we must be willing to suffer and sacrifice as Jesus did.  We must be willing to “die to self.” 

Through the Beatitudes we can have true happiness in this life and the next by denying ourselves, seeking Christ, and helping others to gain their salvation.  We are created to find perfect happiness, which is found only in loving and in being loved by God. 

Jesus has shown us the way to live out the Beatitudes – Jesus became poor so as to share our poverty; he rejoices with those who rejoice and weeps with those who weep; he uses no violence but rather turns the other cheek; he has mercy and makes peace; Jesus shows us the sure way to heaven.  The Beatitudes show us how to live as Jesus calls us to live. 


“Happiness is not in us, nor is happiness outside us.  Happiness is in God alone.  And if we have found Him, then it is everywhere.” - Blaise Pascal

“The more one takes pleasure in lower things, the more he is separated from heavenly love.” - Pope St. Gregory the Great

 “Whether or not our prayer is heard depends not on the number of words, but on the fervor of our souls.” - St. John Chrysostom cf. ccc 2700

“Those who pray are certainly saved; those who do not pray are certainly damned.” - St. Alphonsus Ligauri cf. ccc 2744