Elementary Faith Formation


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Religious Education at Risen Christ begins in kindergarten and continues through the 5th grade.  Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Our curriculum seeks to instill knowledge and love of the faith while encouraging deep and personal relationships with Christ that evolve with the students’ development. This year, we are offering both in-person and online options in response to Covid-19.

  • Kindergarten/1st Grade: This is a fun, two-year class that teaches about God’s love and some of the foundational prayers using crafts, songs, and stories.
  • 2nd Grade: “Reconciliation” This class prepares 2nd graders to go to First Confession in the spring by focusing on the Ten Commandments, Bible stories, and introducing the Examination of Conscience in an engaging and age-appropriate manner.
  • Unconfirmed 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades: “Sacramental Prep” The Archdiocese of Denver is one of a growing number of dioceses to adopt the ‘Restored Order’ of the Sacraments of Initiation to reflect the tradition in the early Church: first Baptism, followed by Confirmation, and completed with First Holy Communion. This class prepares 3rd graders and their unconfirmed 4th and 5th grade counterparts in one mass on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM, celebrating both Confirmation and First Holy Communion.
  • Confirmed 4th and 5th Grades: This year’s class focuses on Jesus’ divinity, ministry, and miracles to reveal how he is the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament. Using plays, crafts, and games, students grow in knowledge of—and relationship with—Christ himself.

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Christine Fritschen

Director of Elementary Education and Sacramental Preparation