Religious Education

Religious Education

The Religious Education programs of Ascension Parish support the families of all parish children who are enrolled in public schools or who are home schooled.

The Religious Education Program assists parents, as the primary educators of their children, in providing the knowledge, experiences, and skills needed to become faithful and fruitful disciples of Jesus. We enable parents and children to live out their baptismal call to discipleship by providing opportunities for faith formation through prayer and liturgy, moral formation, catechetical instruction, and service. In collaboration with parents and volunteer catechists, we initiate the child into the Catholic Christian community and into participation in the Church’s mission of working for the Reign of God.


A special note to parents:

  • 1st graders must be baptized and attend religious education class in order to make First Communion in 2nd grade.
  • 7th graders must be enrolled and attend religious formation in both 7th and 8th grade to make Confirmation towards the end of their 8th grade year.

If you need help with a baptism or enrolling your child in religious education as part of sacramental preparation, please contact Tara Schumaker.

**We Need High School Volunteers**
We would love to have several grade 9-12 volunteers to help as aides in grades K-6 each Sunday during religious education class.  Please fill out the form RE Teen Form in order to help.  This is a great way to have fun, share your religion, and earn those volunteer hours needed for school!

Religious Education classes are offered to children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade for those who do not attend Catholic schools. Classes meet on Sundays from September to April between the hours of 9:40 and 10:50 AM at St. Albert the Great. Please click the icon above to register or call the office if registration is closed.  The cost is $80 to cover books, supplies, and facilities.  **Maximum of $240/family.   If your family needs financial assistance or a payment plan, please contact our office.  

We are always looking for religious education adult helpers and catechists.  Please contact our office if interested.


RE Calendar 2022-23  (2023-2024 calendar coming soon)

The Kettering Catholic Community of Schools & RE Students are welcome to participate in all parish sports.

Contact Us:
Tara Schumaker; Coordinator of Religious Education; 937-281-0032,

937-254-5411 x303 VM
937-254-0622 Ascension RE VM