Religious Education (K-8) - Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church

Religious Education (K-8)

Jackie Regan, DRE, Coordinator


Lisa Tobin, Assistant DRE, Co-Coordinator



Religious Education Office Hours
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Closed Friday



Classes for students in grades K-8 are offered on Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 5, 2023 and ending on May 14, 2024.

The Religious Education program (mostly) follows Loudoun County Public Schools’ holiday schedule.  See the calendar of classes here:  Calendar

***  In the event of inclement weather, we follow the Loudoun County Public Schools. If Loudoun classes are cancelled, dismissed early, or after-school activities for the entire county are cancelled, RE classes are cancelled for that day.



Session 1:  4:30-5:45 p.m.       Kindergarten through Eighth grades

Session 2:  6:15-7:30 p.m.       First, Second, Seventh, and Eighth grades only (Sacramental Preparation Years)

Class times are delayed 15 minutes this year to give middle school students more time to get to class.


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First Communion

Generally, First Communion is received when a child is in second grade. Preparation for First Communion is a two-year program, and students must complete both first and second grade classes before receiving Holy Communion.

First Communion Forms and Information

Letter – Class of 2023

Important Dates 2022-2023

Application form FHC 2023

Policy Form FHC 2023

Study Aids

Kahoot links are under “Study Aids” tab.

First Penance Test

2nd Grade Penance Test Flashcards

First Penance Crossword Puzzle

First Communion Test

2nd Grade Communion Test Flashcards

Communion Crossword Puzzle


Confirmation is conferred in the fall of ninth grade. Preparation for Confirmation is a two-year program, and students must complete both seventh and eighth grade classes before receiving Confirmation.

Requirements–7th Grade

Letter – 7th grade 2024

Important Dates 2024, 7th grade

Application 2024

Letter to the Pastor 2024

** See below for the Service Hours proposal form.  Grades 7 and 8 use the same form.

Requirements–8th Grade

Letter – 8th grade 2023

Important Dates 2023, 8th Grade

Saint Report

Sponsor Forms

Summer Workbook

Study Guide

Service Hours

1. RE Service Proposal

Service Flyer FINAL


3. Burkina Faso – Sample Service Proposal

4. Therapy Patients – Sample Service Proposal

9. Altar Server – Sample Service Proposal

Study Aids

Confirmation Exam flash cards

Kahoot and Quizlet links are under “Study Aids” tab