Welcome to the Child Ministry page of St. Pius Parish! Child Ministry, or Religious Education, ministers to the faith formation and spiritual needs of children in grades Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth grade who attend public schools or are home schooled. We do this through regular class meetings from September through April, offerings of Advent and Lent centered activities for both the students and their families, participation in various service projects, and Vacation Bible School. Also included in this ministry is the overseeing of the preparation for Reconciliation and Eucharist for both the Religious Education Students and Wauwatosa Catholic students.
The Tri-Parish Religious Education Program is a collaboration of St. Pius X, St. Bernard, and Mother of Good Counsel parishes. The public school/home schooled students of these parishes come to St. Pius’s school building to attend their Faith Formation classes. To accommodate all these families we have two options to attend classes. We offer either a Sunday morning class from 9:00am until 9:55am or a Monday night class from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. (Pre-Kindergarten and eighth grade are ONLY offered on Sunday morning at this time.)
Each teacher follows the grade specific curriculum handed down from the Archdiocese through the use of a thorough teacher’s guide that corresponds to the student’s textbook. Instruction includes learning Catholic Traditions, Liturgy and Sacraments, Service to the Community, and Prayer. Our Media Space and Prayer Space are available for all the classes to use to enhance the curriculum.
If you are in need of a registration form or calendar, please see the links below to download a copy. Thanks for checking us out and we hope to see you at class!