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

Religious Education (K-8)

Jackie Regan, DRE, Coordinator


Ashley Cristofaro, Assistant DRE, Co-Coordinator



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


2022-2023 Religious Education 

Classes for students in grades K-8 will be offered on Tuesday evenings, beginning September 13, 2022.

Session 1:   4:15-5:30 p.m.       Session 2:  6:00-7:15 p.m.

All classes will be held in-person. The Religious Education program follows Loudoun County Public Schools’ holiday schedule


Registration for 2022-2023 will open June 1, 2022.

Registrations are considered complete when:

  1. Online form is submitted.
  2. Payment is complete — online or via check or cash.
  3. For new students:
    • a copy of the baptismal certificate and
    • if applicable, a letter from the previous parish where your child(ren) received religious education stating what years & grades they attended.
  4. By submitting your registration, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

    I have read and accept the information and directives outlined in the Parent’s Handbook for the Religious Education Program at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, especially regarding the following:

    1. Attendance
    2. Homework
    3. Dress Code

    I intend to cooperate with the Religious Education Staff, teachers, and volunteers as they assist me in instructing my child(ren) in the Catholic Faith.


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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 & Application – Class of 2022

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


At Our Lady of Hope, 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

IImportant 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

2. Service Proposal Flyer

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


RE FINAL Calendar Sept 2021-May 2022