Welcome to Holy Trinity’s parish Religious Education Program. It is our privilege and joy to assist parents and guardians in the faith formation of their children. The Church teaching is that parents are the primary educators of their children. The Parish Religious Education program is designed and intended to supplement the religious formation provided in the family by parents, who also provide for their children the example of their living faith. The living faith (or lack thereof) of their parents will impact children far more than the weekly time of class.
The parish Religious Education Program (formerly known as CCD) provides religious formation for those children in the parish who do not attend Catholic School. For your convenience, the program is held on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:15. This time slot is between the two morning Masses (8:00 and 10:30). Attending Mass is, therefore, available before or after class. Trained volunteers of the parish teach the children. All volunteers have obtained background checks and have received clearances from the Diocese of Harrisburg to minister to children. Classes are held in the classrooms of the school building across the street from the church.
Registration for these classes is offered after Masses in late August and September. Tuition, which should be paid at the time of registration, is $30.00 for the first child, $40.00 for two children in the same family and $50.00 for three or more children in the same family. Classes are held September through early May. We have begun our Religious Education school year and are excited for a great year. For more information, please feel free to contact the parish office at 717-684-2711.
The philosophy of our program states:
- Catechesis is about the conversion of the whole person to God, Jesus Christ, and His Church.
- It is living and learning in the midst of a Christian community that shares, nurtures, and strengthens the faith of the individuals who make up the Church.
- The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ.
- Only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Holy Spirit.