St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555

Religious Education

St. Apollinaris Religious Education Program

For the past 50 years the St Apollinaris Religious Education Program has provided the religious training and spiritual formation for our children and youth attending public schools.  This is one of the most important ministries of the church:  "Go forth and teach all Nations" is our primary purpose. We prepare our children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. We work closely with the parents, affirming their role as the primary teachers of their children and supporting them in their efforts to pass on this rich heritage and the traditions of the Catholic faith.

We focus on helping the child:

  1. Grow to know God, not just to know about but to develop a lasting relationhip with God
  2. Grow in knowledge and understanding of the Sacraments of the Church in order to celebrate these sacraments, in particular Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, with meaning and joy.
  3. Study and understand the moral principals and values which, as a Catholic Christian, guide our lives in accordance with God's design and purpose and the dignity of each person.
  4. Learn the many ways in which we communicate with God in prayer - formal and traditional prayers, spontaneous prayer, liturgical prayer and in particular, the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Our program provides quality faith formation and education for children ranging from TK - 5th grade.  Children 6th grade and older continue their faith journey through the Youth Ministry department that expands their education and prepares them for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation.  

Programs Available

Due to COVID-19, St. Apollinaris has switched to a "Distance Learning Program" for the 2020-2021 year. Registration for Religious Education can be completed from this link: https://stasparish.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/430066.

What would distance learning for Religious Education look like?

• Each week, your child will need to complete a lesson from their catechism book and submit their work to their teacher by Sunday at 8:00pm. Please note that this is a very important step in tracking your child’s participation.
• By submitting their work each week, your child’s attendance will be accounted for. More than three weeks of missing assignments over the year may result in the need to repeat a year in this process.
• Families can access instructional videos pertaining to the weekly session online. Once they have watched the short video, they can move forward to complete their work.
• A pick-up time will be arranged at a later date for you to pick up your child’s catechism book and other resources provided to aid your child in distance learning.

How does my child turn in their work each week?

We various ways for your family to turn in your child’s work:
1. You can take a picture of your child’s work and email it to the Director.
2. You can submit a picture of your child’s work through the remind app.
3. You can drop off your child’s work each week to the mailbox outside of the Religious Education Office.
4. You can mail in their completed work to:
Attn. Religious Education Office
3700 Lassen Street
Napa, CA 94558

For more information, please contact Fatima Jimenez, Parish Director of Religious Education at (707) 255-7200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..