Faith Formation Program: Grades K through 8

Registration for the 2020-2021 year is now open.

St. Andrew Apostle Parish offers families an opportunity for being formed in the faith not only through our Catholic school, but also through our parish Faith Formation ProgramFormation in faith is essential to parish life and should be a never-ending process.  Our program strives to deepen faith and a personal encounter and relationship with Jesus Christ.  All church life is educational in some respect, whether it is worship, community building, outreach and serving others, study or teaching.

Saint Andrew Apostle carries out its mission to assist and support parents in their efforts to build a foundation of lifelong learning, by offering a catechetical program for students in K through Grade 8. Our program runs mid-September through mid-May and this year (2020-2021) will offer a combination of on-site and online learning with a Family Formation in Faith component.  If and when weekly on-site classes return during this school year, they will be Sunday mornings from 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM

We follow the Archdiocese of Washington Religion Curriculum Guide: Forming Disciples for the New Evangelization, which highlights 6 key elements of Catholic Life:  Knowledge of Faith, Liturgy and Worship, Morality, Prayer, Education in Living in the Christian Community and Evangelization and Apostolic Life.

The textbooks, Christ Our Life, by Loyola Press, and Faith and Life by Ignatius Press, are approved by the Archdiocese of Washington and correlate with their curriculum.

Enrollment and Registration

The Faith Formation Program is open to students in Kindergarten through Confirmation.

For more information, contact Mrs. Julie Benjamin, Director of Religious Education, at or 301-649-3700 ext. 209.

Faith Formation Forms and Resources

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