Religious Education

Contact: Barbara Hairfield

Grades K-12

Students in grades kindergarten through twelfth meet from 9:00 am - 10:15 am on Sunday mornings. Classes begin in mid-September and run through the end of April. Lessons provide a developmentally appropriate overview of the teachings of the Catholic faith as well as opportunities for the students to reflect on their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church. No religious education classes are scheduled for the first Sunday of the month.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children's Liturgy of the Word is offered at the 10:30 am Sunday Mass, except on the first Sunday of the month and on some holidays. Children, usually in kindergarten through fourth grade, are called forward after the Opening Prayer, and they are dismissed with a leader and an aide to hear and discuss the Sunday readings at their level of understanding. They return during the Offertory. Parents are welcome to accompany their children.

Currently, we are unable to offer Children's Liturgy of the Word due to a lack of volunteers. Adults are needed to serve as leaders and aides. The most important qualification for both leaders and aides is a desire to help children take a more active part in the celebration of their faith. Training and resources are provided. All adult volunteers working with children are also required to undergo background screenings and attend the VIRTUS program, "Protecting God's Children". Please contact Barbara Hairfield at christianformation@olphsalem.org for more information.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 24-28, 2024 from 9:00 am to noon for children 3-12 years old. This week of faith and fun includes music, arts and crafts, storytelling, games and snack time. Online registration is available here.