Religious Education


Religious Education Center:                         208 North East Street

Religious Education Coordinator:                Roberta Dutenhoeffer

Office Phone:                                                            605-765-2359 

Cell (text or call):                                                       605-769-1953

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First Holy Communion and First Penance Preparation for all 2nd graders desiring to receive their First Holy Communion is now scheduled. Parents, please plan to attend one of the following First Communion Preparation classes (required of all First Communion candidates with at least one parent or guardian). You may attend the meeting in either Parish location.

First Penance Preparation Classes have been rescheduled to a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back on this page for updates.

First Communion Masses - TBD

Questions? Contact Father Kopel at 765-2161.

Programs for ages 3-6

Pre-K Story/Craft Hour

Pre-K Story/Craft program for 4-6 year olds is done for this school year. Please check back in the fall for new class announcements.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is held in the summertime and is open to all children in our parish from ages 3-12. Check back on this page for more information.

 2019-2020 RE Class Schedule


 Cancellation of Class Policy 

If Gettysburg public school cancels classes due to 

weather, our Religious Education classes are also cancelled .  Any other cancellation notices will be placed on the BREAKING NEWS section on the Home Page of this website, on our Facebook page and may also be posted on the sign out front of church. To receive an automatic text for class schedule changes, text the word SACRED to 97000, or fill out the form below. Unsubscribe any time, standard messaging rates apply.

 Volunteers Needed!

If you can help with snack time (Wednesday afternoons in the Parish Hall from 3:15:3:50 PM) or if you are able to help teach or substitute teach for our afternoon or evening classes, please let us know!  We are also seeking volunteers to teach Vacation Bible School this summer.

The time commitment is  2-3 hours per week and the lesson plans are all laid out for you. Please prayerfully consider volunteering, and contact us at  765-2359 if you are willing to help out.

Made in His Image

This year's Safe Environment program is called Made in His Image. MADE IN HIS IMAGE lessons begin with prayer which is followed by a catechetical lesson that seeks to instill in the students a greater sense of God’s love for them, and the inviolable dignity that each and every person enjoys since they are made in the image of God. MADE IN HIS IMAGE is, in essence, a catechesis on the Church’s vision of human dignity with very practical implications about the choices that we make.


1. The students will discover the special place that human beings have in creation, and the goodness that God sees in them.

2. The students will recognize that they should be treated with love and respect because they are made in the very image of God.

3. The students will come to a deeper understanding of God’s love for them.

4. The students will review some examples of respectful behavior and disrespectful behavior.

For more information please call 765-2359, or print and return the Opt Out form if you would prefer to this material to your child at home.

Pre-K Program

Enrollment Form

Grades 1-12

Enrollment form


Vacation Bible

School (VBS)

Registration Form