Religious Education Classes

We invite all children in grades K-8 to register for Holy Trinity’s Faith Formation Program.  There are currently two options available:

Sunday Morning Religious Education (RE) Classes, Virtual
For the safety of our children, who are still unvaccinated, we have decided to hold religious education classes virtually this fall.  We are still finalizing the times in consultation with catechists and parents.  Class times will be posted, as soon as they are finalized.

At-Home Faith Formation
For families who prefer to continue their family faith formation at home, we will provide you with the necessary textbook and resources, including periodic sessions either in person or via Zoom for parents.  

Faith Formation Component
Holy Trinity follows the curriculum that has been approved by the Archdiocese of Washington. Our primary textbook is the Finding God series from Loyola Press. Each child will receive a textbook as well as access to its digital counterpart.

As an Ignatian parish, we strive to ensure that Ignatian spirituality is woven throughout the program at age-appropriate levels. For instance, children may learn to pray the Examen, discuss the concept of "Magis" or learn about the life of St. Ignatius Loyola and Ignatian saints as part of their curriculum.

Liturgical Component
We will continue to provide formation to all children in understanding the Mass. We encourage you to come as a family to celebrate the liturgy each weekend.  Most importantly, we encounter Jesus in a special way, but also our participation in the Mass is the best way to understand why and how we celebrate together each Sunday. If you are unable to participate due to illness or concerns with exposure to COVID, the following resources are available resources from Holy Trinity to help you Celebrate Sunday at Home. The Archdiocese has a list of Masses that are available online, and Holy Trinity also livestreams the 9:00am Sunday Mass. Prepare for a virtual liturgy by being dressed, showing up on time and participating by praying and singing.

Here are more ways to engage in liturgy:

  • Review Sunday Connection from Loyola Press each week to find the readings and ways to incorporate them into your family life.
  • You can access videos from Holy Trinity that include Masses, reflections and homilies.

Catechists Needed
Our catechists are parents of RE students, married and single parishioners, college students and high-school helpers. We need help at all levels. Click here to learn about being a catechist or substitute.

Enrollment for 2021-2022

Enrollment for RE classes is done completely online and consists of three parts: registration in My Own Church, completing a supplemental form of additional information and online payment. Enrollment is open now.

Click here to register for Sunday Morning Religious Education.

Enrollment Fees for 2021-2022
We can only place children in classes where we know we have catechists and space available. We need parents to serve as catechists and substitutes in all grades.

Complete enrollment by August 20 -- $200/child
Complete all three steps (including payment) between June 1 and August 31, and we will guarantee your child's placement but NOT a section assignment. $300/child

Complete enrollment after August 20 -- $300/child
After August 20, children will be placed as space and catechists are available. Fee: $300/child

First-time families may register at any time and pay $200/child regardless of the registration date.

3-5 Year Old Bible Story Hour
Bible Story Hour will be offered online once a month on Sunday morning. Please check back for a schedule of times.