Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church 

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Contact Person:

Jolene Cramm

Religious Education Coordinator

Our Lady of the Visitation Church

jcramm@hbgdiocese.org

2017-2018 Religious Education

Sundays from September 10, 2017 until May 6, 2018

Class times are 9:45am -11:00am

(No Class on the following Sundays: October 8, November 26, December 24 &31, January 14, February 18 & April 1)


Our Ministry to Youth & Religious Education


Our religious education program uses professionally written, age appropriate curriculum developed by the Diocese of Harrisburg.  Generally speaking, there are themes for each developmental age group:

  • Our classes for younger children are designed to provide a framework of ideas that children and families can use together to discuss and celebrate the things that bring meaning, joy and purpose to our lives.  Concepts about God, holidays, holy days, and sacraments are introduced.
  • Older children and youth learn the concepts of theology and relationships with the larger world.  Both eastern and western religious traditions are studied and used as a basis for religious discussion. 
  • Our high school youth group is facilitated by advisers who help the youth continue to build meaning and find purpose in their lives by acting on their beliefs.  This is accomplished through social action; discussions of issues within society today and moral implications; and social activities that build the Catholic community.
  • The function of Religious Education throughout our program is to help children and youth develop a spiritual identity and build relationships in our church; and to encourage them to use their mind, body, heart, and soul along their paths of discovery.


Click here for Confirmation Service Hour form

Click here for Religious Education Registration Form and Medical Release