All Classes are held at:

St. Patrick - St. Anthony & The Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry
285 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Classes run from September to May.


Welcome to Religious


We have a variety of programs for you to choose from:

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD provides religious education for children from age 3 through Grade 6. This religious education program involves hands-on learning and is based on the Montessori principles of education. It takes place in a specially designed room called an atrium, where all furnishings and materials are specifically designed to meet the developmental needs of the children who participate. Catechists who lead the sessions have completed 90 hours of specialized training. 

TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION classes are held for children in Grades 1-6 weekly during the academic year. Catechists integrate group discussions, readings, activities, and prayer.

YOUTH MINISTRY (7th & 8th Grade) meets twice a month with Catholic middle school students to help them better understand Catholic teaching and liturgy. They also explore social justice issues and provide service to the parish community. Guest speakers are invited to discuss appropriate topics. 

CONFIRMATION is held each year for high school students who have completed a two-year Confirmation program. Typically, candidates enter the first year of Confirmation preparation in the Ninth Grade, and are confirmed near the end of Tenth Grade. The candidates participate in ninety-minute preparation classes twice a month and have the opportunity to participate in several communal ministries (e.g., at The House of Bread, Catherine's Place, Catholic Worker House) as concrete expressions of their maturing discipleship.

THE FAMILY PROGRAM involves the whole family; families meet together with other families once per month during the academic year both in a large group and in break-out sessions to grow together in faith by learning about liturgical themes and seasons, sacraments, music, and Christian family life. Families also participate in community service projects with local organizations.


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Deb Pelletier - Religious Education Coordinator 
St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church - 860-756-4034 -