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Middle School/Junior High
Grades Six, Seventh & Eighth Religious Education is on Wednesday evenings beginning in October and through April of each year. 

Sixth grade meets from 6:30 -7:30 pm each Wednesday evenings in school class rooms. They study the program Encounter by Ascension Press
Seventh and Eighth Grades meet Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm alternating evenings in the parish hall.  
Seventh Grade is studying the YDisciple program on Formed.org.
Eighth Grade is studying the Theology of the Body for Teens for Middle School Students. 

Grades Six, Seven & Eighth are also required to attend the six scheduled Family Faith Nights, from October through April.  

Family Faith Nights are “Intergenerational” evenings that are scheduled once a month for six times a year. October, November, December and February, March, April. All parishioners are invited to attend. The evening begins with a meal, followed by Mass or an activity. Activities vary each month except for December which is the Advent Giving Tree Project. This evening counts as a regular class night for students in grades Six, Seven & Eight. 

(Middle School/Junior High Schedule Link)
Elementary 
Sunday School is offered at St. Bernard’s for grades Pre-School through Grade Five.
Pre- School is offered for children four years of age or who will be turning four during the school year. Classes are on Sundays from 9:20 -10:20 am, beginning in October and through April of each year. 
Our elementary students also take part in various special projects/events during the year such as: the Pumpkin Mass on Halloween, Advent/Christmas Craft day, Valentine Outreach Project, and Bible Days in the summer. 

We are currently using the programs; God Made the World and the Finding God Series from Loyola Press Publications. 

(Sunday School Schedule Link)
Senior High Religious Formation
Ninth –Tenth Grades meet in small groups at their Catechist’s home or at the church, once or twice a month through the months of October – April/May. Students and Catechists decide on date and times of classes.
Ninth Grade program is YDsciple on Formed.org 
Tenth Grade program is “YOU” The updated version of the Theology of the Body- High School Edition 

Family Faith Nights are “Inter-generational” evenings that are scheduled once a month for six times a year. All parishioners are invited to attend. The evenings begin with a meal, followed by Mass or an activity. Activities vary each month except for December which is the Advent Giving Tree Project. The nights count as a regular class for students in grades Nine, Ten & Confirmation. 
These evenings are at St. Bernard's Church and consist of supper and activities.

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Confirmation
Confirmation is a celebration of an individual’s coming to a conscious awareness of the Holy Spirit in their lives and choosing to make a commitment to work with that Spirit as Roman Catholics. It is also a celebration in the life of the community of a new outflow of the Holy Spirit, welcoming of that Spirit and being open to how the Spirit may change the community.  
The St. Bernard's Eleventh Grade Confirmation program is currently using the program "Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation". Chosen is a twenty-four-lesson program that provides everything needed to prepare our students both intellectually and spiritually to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and to become lifelong disciples of Christ.  Chosen seeks to win over the hearts of teens at a critical time in their lives and keep them firmly planted within the faith community of the Church.


Religious Education Director: Margaret Rasmussen - ext. 211
Youth Ministries
For information on our Youth Ministries, please visit our Youth Ministries page.

Sacraments
For information regarding youth receiving the Sacraments, please visit our Saraments page.