Religious Education Program

The goal of our Religious Education program is to assist families in teaching children the importance of God in their lives. Our team of trained volunteers supports parents and students by providing quality religious education in a nurturing, faith-filled environment. It is our belief that through a cooperative effort of parents, catechists, and students our children will strengthen their relationship with God and knowledge of their Catholic faith, develop their God-given gifts and talents, and live as contributing, respectable citizens through their commitment to service of others, as Catholics.

Coordinator of Religious Education

Mrs. Joanne Auburn
860-583-4697 x302

Involvement in our Community

Parents are the primary educators of their children, teaching by word and example. When parents let children know the importance of God in their own lives, children can understand that they, too, can have a relationship with God. Parents can foster a faith life in their child by praying with them at mass; talking to them about their own faith in God and having them attend religion classes. We invite all families to become active members of our community. We encourage families to take part in our community and join us to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word. Having your children join their classmates for Sunday worship helps them to understand that they are part of a community of faithful followers of Christ. Please see our Youth Ministry page for a complete schedule of Family Masses and other fun youth activites.

Program Information

Our Religious Education program is open and welcoming, serving the parishioners of Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish whose children attend Kindergarten-Grade 8 at the public and private schools in the area. This year’s classes and times are as follows:

Grades K - 4 - Sunday at 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. at The Lyceum
Grades 5 - 8 - Sunday at 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at The Lyceum
Grades 9 - 10 - Please visit our Confirmation Program page

Please note the following:

  • The first day of Religious Education will be on Sunday, September 24, 2017. All students and at least one parent must come to The Lyceum at their designated time where you will be able to meet your child’s teacher.
  • Our tuition for this year’s program will be as follows: $50.00 per child for registered parishioners and $250.00 per child for non-parishioners (families who would like to have children in our program, but are not registered with our church community) which covers the cost of the program. Payment for classes is expected at the time of registration. Please make checks payable to either St. Casimir Church or Immaculate Conception Church.
  • If Religious Education needs to be cancelled for any reason it will be announced on WFSB (CBS), WTNH (ABC) and WVIT (NBC) and will be listed as Roman Catholic Community of Terryville, or you can check online at,,,, or follow us on Twitter @parish4u or on Facebook

Complete 2017-18 program information will be mailed to those who were previously registered. Please use the contact information above to obtain registration information.


Commitment to a Safe Environment

The Roman Catholic Community of Terryville follows the Archdiocese of Hartford Safe Environment Program. The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. The process of protecting the vulnerable also serves to provide a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries.

More information can be found here:​

Kathleen Nowosadko
Archdiocese of Hartford