If you moved into our parish boundaries after August 17th, 2023, please contact Shareen Klos, Director of Religious Education to discuss your options for enrolling your child/ren in our Religious Education Program. She can be reached at (703) 754-8444 or by email at sklos@saint-stephen.org

St. Katharine Drexel Mission offers faith formation classes for children in grades 1-Confirmation through our Religious Education Program. As parents, you are the primary teachers of passing the Catholic faith to your children.  Our program serves to supplement those teachings using the Diocesan curriculum and supplemental materials.

Religious Education Class Information

Our classes for the 2023-2024 school year will run from September 10, 2023 through May 19, 2024 and are held at Battlefield High School on Sunday mornings from 9:10 – 10:15 AM. Through the program, children will learn what it means to be a faith-filled Catholic and how they can apply these values to their everyday lives.

Sacramental Preparation

We offer a two-year Sacramental preparation program for those who wish to receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation. The program helps children know and understand more deeply God’s immense love for each of us. Attendance at Weekly Mass is required for those enrolled in their Sacramental year for First Communion (2nd grade) and Confirmation (8th grade).

Tuition Fees:   (Before Late Fees)

1 Child – $125.00
2 Children – $175.00
3 or more Children – $225.00

Sacrament Fees (in addition to Tuition Fees):

2nd Grade Sacrament Fee   $ 50.00
8th Grade Sacrament Fee    $ 75.00

Registrations submitted July 16th – Aug 17th will incur a $50.00 late fee.

No registrations will be accepted after August 17th.

Shareen Klos, Director of Religious Education, will be available in the St. Katharine Mission Office to help families register on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00AM – 3:30PM.

Parish Registration Required

You must have your Parish ID/Envelope # to register for Religious Education.  If you need this number email office@saint-stephen.org. To complete religious education enrollment, we must have payment in full and a copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate on file before your child will be placed in a class.

To enroll in our program, you must be a registered member of St. Katharine Drexel Mission.  If you are not currently registered or live outside of our boundaries, you must first register with the parish. Please use the following link to complete that process:
Become a Member of St. Katharine Drexel.

You MUST submit your parish registration and letter to Fr. Murphy by July 31 for consideration.  If approved, registration for Religious Education must be completed by August 17Please contact Shareen Klos, Director of Religious Education, for additional information at (703) 754-8444 or by email at sklos@saint-stephen.org