R eligious Education Program
Classes for grades K-10 began on September 7. New students and families are always welcome. The next class is Sunday, September 14.
RCIA Classes begin September 14.
2014-2015 Registration Form
(check back for updates as events are added)
Meet our Catechists
Mrs. Amy Hoeing, Grades K & 1
Hello Everyone! I am Mrs. Hoeing. My husband & I and our 8 children are parishioners of Holy Angels Church. I join the CCD faculty with great excitement for the coming year! In our K-1st grade class, "Mary, Queen of Angels," we will be learning of God's love for all of us, and of how to better know, love and serve Him in all that we do. We will be focusing especially on the Rosary, the Bible, and stories of real-life super heroes, the Saints. My prayer is that all of you will go forth from this year able to spread the light of Christ with great joy and enthusiasm!
Mrs. Kathy Gill, Grade 2
My name is Kathleen Gill and I will be teaching the 2nd grade. This will be my 13th year in the program. I am married to Richard Gill and we have 3 daughters all married with children, in total we have 8 grandchildren. Because I have been so blessed I feel that I need to give back and what better way than to teach young children about God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
The children will be receiving the Sacrament of Penance this year and in order to do so they must first learn the difference between a mistake and a sin, making good choices and the consequences when we make bad choices. They will also learn the importance of daily prayer, but most of all how forgiving God is and how very much he loves them. Our ultimate goal is for the children to develop a relationship with Our Lord that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Mrs. Betty Wieloch, Grade 3
I have 8 grown children, and 19 grandchildren. I have been a parishioner at Holy Angels since 1960 and began teaching in 1974. This is my 40th year of Religious Education Instruction as a Certified Catechist with the Archdiocese of Hartford and after one and half years off for health reasons, I am privileged and blessed to be back! This ministry and this year in the children’s lives is spirit-filled and I ask your prayers for all of us as we continue to learn more about Jesus and our faith.
Save the date - Youth Spectacular is Sunday, September 21 for Religious Education students in grades 6-10. Bus transportation will leave from (and return to) the Parish Center.
Youth Spectacular Info (what to bring etc.)
Click here for a printable flyer/registration form.
Rev. Lawrence S. Symolon
phone - (203) 235-3822, ext. 204
Community Service Hours worked beginning June 1, count towards the 2014-2015 School year. Remember to track your hours for summer volunteer positions and submit your Community Service Forms when classes begin in September.
Community Service Hour form
Meriden Roman Catholic Special Religious Education Program
The Religious Education program provides formal religious instruction for children in grades K through 10 who attend public schools. The programs are in accord with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the National Catechetical Directory and other documents published by the Bishops of the United States. This instruction provides opportunities to learn about God, to celebrate the sacraments together, to develop a caring attitude for the people in our neighborhoods and the world, and to build community within the parish. Opportunities for Community Service Hours are available in this regard.
Grades K-10 meet on Sunday from 9:30 - 10:40 a.m.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)
Any person with no active church affiliation who is interested in becoming
a atholic is invited to take part in the catechumenate. This process
is designed to familiarize inquirers with the life and message of Jesus
Christ. Sessions usually begin in early fall to give a general overview
of the Faith. These are followed by a period of more formal presentations
on Catholic doctrine and practice. Those who wish to become members of
the Church prepare themselves through prayer and reflection on the scriptures.
Most often, reception into the Catholic Church is celebrated during the
Click for a printable General Information Sheet or for more detailed information, please contact the Pastor, the
Director of Religious Education or the office.