Religious Education

The 2023-2024 Religious Education Registration is now open for all students (New and Returning)!  PK-8th Grade Classes begin on September 5.  If you have not yet, please fill out a parish registration form.  Then fill out the Religious Education Registration form and bring both to the office. If your child was not baptized at St. Andrew's, please also bring a copy of his/her baptismal certificate AND birth certificateRegistration forms are in the sidebar. 👉  Regular attendance is very important - especially in the Sacrament classes. Part of a child's formation in Faith is learning from you the importance of learning and practicing their faith. Parents and Guardians are welcome in any of the classrooms and to participate in all extra curricular events.

Ages 3-6: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I - Sundays 8:30-9:45 AM. (Atriums 9 + 10) and Thursdays 10-11:30 AM (Atrium 10)

Grade 2: First Communion: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level II - Wednesdays and Thursdays 5-6:30 PM. (Atriums 9 + 10)

Grades 3-5: Sundays 8:30-9:45 AM. (Rooms 3 and 4)

Grades 6-8: Tuesdays 5-6:30 PM. (Rooms 3 and 4)

Sacraments of Inititiation Preparation (SIP): Sundays 8:30-9:45 AM (Rooms 6/7)

If your child is in 4th through 8th grade, but is not baptized, or is baptized but has not received First Communion yet, this is the class for your family.  This is a family class so parents attend with their child(ren).


*If your child is in 3rd grade but has not received First Communion yet, he/she will likely be in the First Communion classes on Wednesday or Thursday.*


For 9th-10th Grade Confirmation Classes see the Confirmation page.

What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? (CGS) (Ages 3-9)

The Catechisis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a child-centered, Montessori-based process of Christian formation that paves the way for a greater participation in the liturgy of the Church.  Each child is enabled to participate more fully, consciously and actively in the Mass and the other Sacraments, as well as in the larger parish community.

The Characteristics of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechist Information

We are always eager for catechists and aides!  Training is available for anyone who would like to begin sharing their faith with children. To volunteer as a catechist or aide, see the "Catechist Volunteer Information" document in the forms section.  Contact the DRE, and use this Diocesan link HERE, to finish applying as a volunteer.


Director of Religious Education - Genevieve Rivera

If you have any questions, please contact Genevieve at (520) 458-2925 Ext 113 or email her at [email protected]

The 2023-2024 Faith Formation year starts in September.  Register your children for classes now!