Religious Education

As you would expect, religious education is provided to students attending Sacred Heart of Jesus School. We also provide religious education opportunities to adults and to children who attend public schools. We encourage parishioners who want a deeper relationship with Jesus to take advantage of our Adult Faith Formation program, our Parish School of Religion, and our Vacation Bible School.

This ministry schedule promotes and coordinates activities that encourage parishioners’ spiritual growth, helping them to grow in grace and foster closer relationships with Christ. Meetings are held bi-monthly for 1/2 – 1 hour in order to plan and coordinate activities and follow-up to expedite those activities. For more information on Adult Faith Formation contact Kurt Gerschutz at 330.334.5366 or Mark Smith at 330.606.7195.

Sacred Heart University of Religion (SHUR)
In support of the mission of the Adult Faith Formation Commission, Sacred Heart University of Religion (SHUR) intends to provide a continuing stream of educational programs for our adult parishioners. These programs will mainly use parishioners as facilitators/teachers who will draw from a rich library of pertinent books, DVDs and other media available from various Catholic sources.  For more information about SHUR contact Dick or Barbara Hills at 330.336.6946.

Other Adult Education Opportunities
Online resources for further study of Catholic teaching on the tough issues.

Our speaker, Dan Mattson’s, writing and speaking

Online resources for a Catholic perspective on same-sex attraction

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish School of Religion (PSR) educates and forms children and teens in the Catholic Faith according to diocesan requirements through weekly classes and Sacramental Preparation programs for children four years old through high school. Catechists (PSR teachers) should be faithful, educated adults. Volunteers must complete the VIRTUS Volunteer Requirements. To offer to help with PSR contact Annette Bernard (Director of Religious Education) at

Please read the attached link for more information about the 2020-2021 program and complete the attached form to register your child(ren) for PSR.

We look forward to walking with your child on their faith journey.

Vacation Bible School has been cancelled for the summer of 2020.
We look forward to this wonderful, traditional faith-filled adventure in 2021!

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Annette Bernard at 330-336-3049, etc. 2009.

2021 VBS Volunteer Form

2021 VBS Participant Registration Form