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School of Religion

The School of Religion (SOR) is a formal religious education program with a mission to provide a 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 classes for the 2021-2022 school year start in September on Wed. Nights from 7 pm - 8:15 pm


1st Sacraments are still available and are as follows:

  • 1st Reconciliation parents meetings is Wednesday December 2nd, 2020 at 7pm.
  • 1st Reconciliation is Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 at 7pm.
  • 1st Communion parents meeting is Wednesday February 10th, 2021 at 7pm
  • 1st Communion is on Sunday April 18th, 2021 at the 10:30am Mass.

Any student who is in at least 2nd grade and has not previously received thess sacraments should contact Susan Duerr at


Fees: (SOR)

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 Mass

Eucharist:  "the source and summit of life of the Church." (ccc 1407); the sacrificial death and Resurrection of Jesus is both remembered and renewed. 

The word Eucharist comes from a Greek word meaning thanksgiving.  The Eucharist has many names: The Lord's Supper, the Holy Sacrifice, the Holy and Divine Liturgy, Holy Communion, the Mass, etc.  It is symbolized by wheat bread and grape wine and the words of consecration. 

As Catholics we believe we actually receive Jesus Christ - physically and spiritually - when we receive the consecreated bread and wine which becomes the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  In our celebration of the Eucharistic Liturgy, we are united across time and space with the communion of saints, who are praising God on earth and in heaven.  Through the words and action of the priest, Jesus himself is blessing the bread and wine.  Jesus is making his body and blood present in the form of bread and wine. 

It isn't that we are re-sacrificing Jesus, but making his original sacrifice real and present during the sacramental ritual.

"For as often as you eat this bread and drink the chalice, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes."  1Cor 11:26

"If I am asked how bread is changed into the Body of Christ, I answer:  'The Holy Spirit overshadows the priest and operates in the same manner in the elements which he effected in the womb of the Virgin Mary.'"  St. John of Damascus

"So Jesus said to them, 'Truly, truly I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up to the last day.'"  John 6 53-54