Religious Education

Welcome to Saint Columba Religious Education program. Our catechetical program provides religious formation for students in grades one through grade ten. Our goal is to instruct the children in our parish family as a community of believers in the Catholic faith. Our catechetical program includes faith-enriching experiences, such as liturgies, faith instruction, prayer, sacramental preparation and community service.

Fr. David, the staff and our many volunteers hope that this year will be an enriching one as your child(ren) begin to or continue studying our faith. This brochure reviews our policies and provides you with the elementary class schedules for this years program.



Families registering their child(ren) for religious education classes must be registered in the Parish. If you are not sure that you are registered please inquire at the rectory office. Registration forms are located at the entrances of the church and can also be picked up at the rectory office or downloaded here. Please make sure your form is filled out completely, with correct phone numbers, zip codes, etc. It is important for us to have complete information in our office so that we will be able to contact you during the school year. See the registration form for information on fees. You may drop your registration envelope in the Sunday collection basket or mail it to our attention.

Religious Education Schedule:


School Calendar/Cancellation Policy

As a rule, we follow the calendar year of the Wachusett Regional School System. If there is no school, there will be no CCD. If school is canceled or released early due to bad weather it will be announced on the following radio stations:

WTAG 580 AM or WSRS 96.1 FM

If your child is sick and will not be attending class, please call the Religious Education Office (508)-755-0601 that day. If your child is absent and we have not heard from you, we will place a call to the home to verify his/her absence.

Parking Lot Safety

For the safety of our students, no child will be released into the parking lot without a parent/guardian escort to the car.

Please call the RelEd office if you should have any quesetions or would like to volunteer in any way. 508-755-0601

Reverend David E Doiron, Pastor
Mrs. Terry A Nummelin, Director, Religious Education