St. Columba Catholic Church

Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, PA

 
 
 

The 2017-2018 CYE Class Schedule is available here:

2017-18 CYE Schedule Registration.doc


The Emergency Medical Authorization Form is available here:

Emergency Medical Authorization form.doc


Our Mission Statement:

 

“Our future together in Faith is to teach our children to know, love and serve God and his people in the Catholic tradition.”

 

 

Philosophy:

 

The Religious Education Program at St. Columba Church exists to aid parents—the primary educators of their child—in preparing their children to come to full maturity in the Christian life.

 

Parents who decide to home-school their children , either for all subject areas or religious formation alone, are expected to contact their Pastor, or his delegate, to indicate their intentions.

 

The Parish is the Eucharistic Community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the Catechesis of children and parents (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2223).

 

The Religious Education Program of Saint Columba Parish follows the guidelines of the Diocese of Harrisburg.

 

Mass, prayer, Bible and religious reading and class are the foundation of our faith!

 

Curriculum:

 

CYE students from Kindergarten through Grade 8 use the diocesan approved textbook BLEST ARE WE, Faith and Word Edition.  This textbook is Catechism referenced.

 

Our High School Curriculum includes the Bible, the Catechism and guest speakers.

 

Applied learning is evident in the many charitable activities students participate in throughout the school year.

 

 

Teachers and Teacher Aides:

 

Every effort is made to have two adults in each class.  All adults have child abuse clearances and have passed criminal background checks. 

 

All of our teachers are well qualified and use religion, respect and responsibility as guidelines for their relationship with the students.

 

To volunteer as a teacher or

assistant contact 784-0801, extension 4.

 

Class Attendance:

 

If a student is absent, the parents must send a signed note to the teacher and accept the responsibility to cover the material that was taught during the absence.


Students:

 

The Religious Education Program offers instruction for students from Pre-school through Grade 12.  Elementary, Middle School and High School Classes meet Sundays from 9:10 to 10:15 AM. 

 

A yearly calendar listing dates and special events is provided for each student and family.

 

 

New Registrations:

 

St. Columba’s Religious Education Program is available to children of all families registered in St. Columbia Parish, Bloomsburg, PA.  Parents of new students must complete a registration form and present a copy of their child’s Baptismal certificate.

 

 

Yearly Re-registration:

 

Each year families update personal and emergency contact information.

 

Information and registration forms are available through the Coordinator of Religious Education.

Christian Youth Education

 

Religious Education

Adult:

    R.C.I.A.

    Faith Formation Classes

    Bible Study

Youth:

    St. Columba School

    C.Y.E. Program

    V.B.S.




Contact Information

Address: Third and Iron Street

                Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Phone: 570-784-0801

Fax: 570-387-2604

Email: StColumbaParishBloomsburg@hbgdiocese.org


Parish Center

342 Iron Street (Adjoining the Church)

Bloomsburg, PA  17815

Hours: 

Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4pm

(Closed from 12:30 - 1:00)




Quick Links

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