Religious Education


  • First Grade Liturgy

  • First Grade Liturgy

  • Palm Sunday Procession

  • Palm Sunday Procession

  • Palm Sunday Procession

  • 3rd Grade Liturgy Ushers

  • 3rd Grade Liturgy Greeters

  • 3rd Grade Liturgy Homily

  • Children's Choir

  • 7th Grade Liturgy

  • St. Nick

  • 6th Grade Liturgy Presentation of the Gifts

  • 6th Grade Liturgy Homily

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Important Links:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Our Lady of the Woods is unable to offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd this year. We truly hope to be able to provide this extraordinary program to our preschoolers and kindergartners next year! Thank you for your understanding!

Religious Education Calendar

Registration and Admission:

  • Admission to the Religious Education Program (REP) is open to the children of all registered families in Our Lady of the Woods Parish.
  • At the time of registration, any child not baptized at Our Lady of the Woods Church must present an
    original Baptismal certificate. We will make a copy for our files and return the original to you.
  • Our requirements are the same as local school districts’ policies. For example, students in our 4/5 year old Catechesis of the Good Shepard program must be 5 on or before September 1st of that year. First grade students must be 6 on or before September 1st of that year.
  • Students who transfer into REP from other parishes are asked to provide a letter from the previous program that they were enrolled in. This letter should include the student’s attendance records, grades completed at the parish, and sacramental information.
  • We limit class size to approximately 13 children. This allows each catechist to establish a personal relationship with each student. Aides are provided for classroom support with the Catechesis of the Good Shepard, first and second grade programs.


Contact our Religious Education Office at (708) 361-9435 or