Faith Formation Religious Education

Directorof Religious Education:  Mr. Shannon Duffy /phone:  319-337-4231 / email: coralstmdre@diodav.org

Religious Education Asst./Staff Support:  Mrs. Mary Paulson / phone:  319-337-4231 / email: coralstmre@diodav.org

Pastoral Council Faith Formation Representative:  Ms. Shirley Schneider / email: sschneider@southslope.

2024-2025 Religious Education Classes K-8

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We offer Religious Education Classes as follows:

Sunday Mornings between Masses: 9:45-10:45 am (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)

Monday Evenings: 6:30-7:30 pm (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)

Wednesday Afternoons: 4:30-5:30 pm (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)

Wednesday Evenings: 7:00-8:00 pm (6th - 8th Grade)

Please prayerfully consider helping our youth grow in their faith by volunteering to be a catechist, team catechist, catechist assistant, or a substitute.  There are opportunities available at each grade level (K – 8th grade) and stipends will be available.  All of our volunteers must complete a background check and online Safe Environment Training.

Please contact the Religious Education Department at 319-337-4231 or coralstmre@diodav.org for more information or to volunteer! 

First Eucharist/First Reconciliation Information

Registered Parish Families of 2nd graders seeking to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist need to be enrolled in St. Thomas More Religious Education Classes or Regina Elementary Education Center.  Please contact Mr. Shannon Duffy, Director of Religious Education in the Religious Education Office for further information.  Email:  coralstmdre@diodav.org  Phone:  319-337-4231

Guidelines for First Reconciliation and First Communion include:

  • Family is registered as St. Thomas More parishioners.
  • Child's baptismal certificate must be provided. If the child was baptized at St. Thomas More, we have their record. Otherwise, parents need to contact the parish where their child was baptized.
  • Child must be receiving religious education either through being a student at Regina Elementary or by attending St. Thomas More religious education classes, or Tri-Parish religious education classes.

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St. Thomas More Parish Religious Education Program serves grades K-8. Classes are held weekly from September-April. Fantastic, faith-filled volunteer catechists and catechist assistants lead the students on their journey to grow in Catholic faith through prayer and service, as well as through the Finding God (Loyola Press) textbook series.

For information please contact Mr. Shannon Duffy, Director of Religious Education.  

Email: coralstmdre@diodav.org   Phone:  319-337-4231

You will grow in your faith as you share it with others!