Faith Formation Program: Grades K through 8

St. Andrew Apostle Parish offers families an opportunity for being formed in the faith not only through our school, but also through our parish weekend Faith Formation Program.

Formation 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 on Sunday mornings, 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM, from mid-September through mid-May or June.

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 Grade 8.

-Online registration for Faith Formation classes may be done on this page by clicking on the maroon “Click Here to Register” button.

-Any child registered in this program must have a baptismal certificate on file if they were not baptized at St. Andrew Apostle.

-Any student with medical and/or special needs, including allergies, must have a Medical and Special Needs form on file (form link below).

St. Andrew Apostle parish members who have students attending our school or another Catholic School and wish for them to receive the sacraments of First Communion, First Reconciliation, or Confirmation at their parish home of St. Andrew’s, must register online through the Children’s Sacramental Preparation webpage. Parents must also submit a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate.

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


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