RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & FORMATION

At St. Bart's we are committed to offering accessible and engaging religious educational opportunities for people of all ages.  From customizable spiritual engagement plans, periodic programming, and seasonal events, there is no shortage of quality options to nurture one's mind and soul.

Nursery Care

We offer childcare during our 9:30am Sunday service for children 5 and under in a dedicated children's classroom.  Under the supervision of a certified teacher, the children are introduced to the fundamentals of religious formation by exploring rituals, stories, and weekly activities.  

Please contact Russ Tripi for more information and to register.

Youth Formation

An exciting new opportunity is coming for youth in grades 6+.  Our teacher will work with families on creating a personalized religious educational plan that suits their schedules.  Some options include -- before or after mass instruction, a weeknight, bi-weekly, or once per month youth formation session, or even virtual instruction.

Please contact Russ Tripi if you are interested in having your youth participate in this new program.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

This program (beginning later this year) allows children in grades K-5 to learn about the week's Scripture readings at their level.  Children begin Sunday mass by sitting with their parents through the conclusion of the opening prayer.  They are then guided to a classroom to practice liturgical rituals, read a simplified version of one of the readings, and participate in an activity that reinforces the week's themes.  They rejoin their parents at the recitation of the Nicene Creed in order to partake in the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Please contact Russ Tripi if you are interested in having your child participate in this new program.

Bible Study

Currently on hiatus, this fellowship group typically meets once a week to discuss a specific book of the Bible.

 

Please contact the main office if you are interested in more information.

Saturday Sessions

Curious about a topic in religious studies?  Join us for our periodic Saturday workshop series, where we explore theological subjects in engaging ways.

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Brews @ Bart's

Challenging the perception that religion is dry, this social and educational event pairs subject matter with suds as we transform our church hall into a Happy Hour Event with all the fixings!

Hosted by Russ Tripi, the evening includes humor, theatrics, multi-media, audience participation (with occasional prizes), and of course beer samples as we learn about some random topic in religion.

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VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!

If you are interested in helping with any of these educational ministries, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Russ Tripi to discuss where you might be a good fit.

Please note that anyone working with children must complete the Safeguarding God's Children program and be subject to a background check.