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



Registration fee will increase $10 per family starting August 19, 2022.

ON AND AFTER AUGUST 19, 2022, the registration fees for 1 child will be $185, 2 children will be $245, and 3 or more children will be $305.

The Registration Form will still say the old fees, but when you go to the payment page at the end of the form it will charge the new fees.

REGISTER NOW for 2022-2023

2022-2023 Religious Education 

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

Session 1:   4:15-5:30 p.m.       Kindergarten through Eighth grades

Session 2:  6:00-7:15 p.m.       First, Second, Seventh, and Eighth grades only  (Sacramental Preparation Years)

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

Registrations are considered complete when:

  1. The online form is completed and submitted.
  2. Payment is complete — Paypal, check or cash to RE staff.
  3. For new students, submit to RE staff:
    • 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.
    • CANNOT PLACE NEW STUDENTS WITHOUT ABOVE REQUIREMENTS.  For complicated situations, please contact Jackie Regan.
  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 – 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

2.  Service 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