The Eucharist is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). Sharing in the Eucharist for the first time involves entry into a new phase in a person’s faith journey in which s/he enters more deeply into relationship with God and the Catholic Christian Community. Initiation into the Catholic Church in this respect, entails taking on more deeply a Catholic identity of discipleship in Christ. In fact, it means embracing more significantly a life lived in imitation of Christ in conjunction with the whole Catholic Christian Community which is the Body of Christ.

Because the Office of Religious Education fully recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children, it embraces their role in the educational process and provides a format for parental involvement in the Sacramental Preparation Process. In this regard the First Eucharist Program incorporates a multi-dimensional approach to Sacramental Preparation that includes an emphasis on parent catechesis with a view toward parent - child interactive learning, and total family participation.

2015-2016 First Holy Communion and Reconciliation information packets will be given out at the Fall parent meeting.


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Preparation for Confirmation is a multi-dimensional process of spiritual reflection, soul-searching, and faith-sharing in order to ready one’s heart for the strengthening grace of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is a commitment to follow Jesus’ way of life by participating fully in the sacramental life of the Church, serving the community, and continuing to deepen one’s faith. For this reason, our program combines various techniques to facilitate this process such as prayerful classroom discussion and reflection, home study, service projects, Eucharistic celebrations, liturgical rites, a sponsor/candidate event, and a day-long retreat.

2015-2016 Confirmation information packets will be given out at the Fall parent meeting.





Fillable PDF 2016-2017 Registration forms. DOWNLOAD HERE!

Please fill out the 2016-2017 Religious Education Registration form and return to the Parish Office by September 15, 2016. Open house is September 18/19 and classes begin September 25/26 

A separate registration form is to be completed for each child. First-time registrant must provide a copy of Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation certificate as applicable. Child is not placed in class until registration payment is received. You can mail it to the attention of Helene Stever or bring it to the Parish Life Center Office of Religious Education

For more information, please contact:

Helene Stever
Director of Youth Religious Education
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General Statement 
Because the Office of Religious Education fully recognizes and respects parents as the primary educators of their children, it welcomes and embraces their role in the educational process. In this respect, the Office of Youth Religious Education and parents must work together as a team to bring the children of Resurrection Parish toward a greater experience, appreciation, and understanding of the following: 
  • A greater experience of the total and unconditional love of God who forms each person as a unique and unrepeatable creation. 
  • A greater experience of their relationship with Jesus. 
  • A greater appreciation of their membership and connection to the Catholic Christian community. 
  • A greater understanding of themselves as members of the Catholic Church who share in its universal mission to bring the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ to the world. 

Available Religious Education Classes: 
  • Sunday morning: K-HS 10:15am-11:30am  
  • Monday evening: K-HS 6:00pm-7:15pm 
Weekly Religious Education class does not replace Mass attendance for the student. We strongly encourage Sunday students to attend 9:00 am Mass. 

  • Grades K-8: “Faith First” Legacy Edition, RCL Benzinger Publisher 
  • High School: “Horizons”, St. Mary’s Press 
  • Sacramental Preparation:1st Reconciliation/1st Communion: “Together in Jesus”, Pflaum Publishing 
  • Sacramental Preparation: Confirmation: “Gifted with the Spirit”, Pflaum Publishing 

Inclement Weather and Emergencies 
In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies, Religious Education classes will follow Montgomery County Public School’s closure decisions. In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies following the close of the regular school day, listen to your local radio station, or log on to Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville:www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/emergency/closings/ or call the parish youth Religious Education office: 301-236-5200 ext. 13.