Religious Education for Youth

Pre-school through High School

Religious Education for Youth. During a child’s baptism, the priest states, “You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so, you are accepting the responsibility of training your child in the practice of the faith. It will be your duty to bring this child up to keep God’s Commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor.”

Our parish religious education program for youth helps parents to meet this commitment by beginning religious education for children as young as three years old! We continue faith formation for our youth through their senior year in high school. After that, they have the opportunity to become part of our college student and young adult ministries. Faith formation is a lifelong activity!


Registration for the 2019-20 school year will open May 13 for currently enrolled students / May 20 for new enrollees.

Parent Handbook

Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum also includes a diocesan required child safety component for students in grades K-12. Religious Education classes are provided each week August through May. The child’s age as of August 15 and their school grade level are the basis for placement in a particular class. Parishioners serve as catechists (teachers). There are training workshops throughout the year for the teachers.

For more information, contact Maria Herrera in the Parish Office at 615-550-2840.

Learning Center

Ages 3 – 6

Karen Williams, Learning Center Director

St. Philip Catholic Church


3 Years Old – 6th Grade

Melissa Doyle, CGS Coordinator, (615) 550-2837
Carmen Sanchez, Spanish CGS, (615) 829-0416

Edge & Connect

Middle & High School

Julianne Staley, Youth Catechetical Coordinator
Josh Medeiros, Youth Activities Coordinator

Young Disciples

3rd – 5th Grade

Leslie Hundt


5th – 12th Grade

Brian Speck:


7th & 8th Grade

Julianne Staley, Youth Catechetical Coordinator

Our Class Schedule


Meeting Time

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,
Level 1, 2 & 3 Ages 3—12

Level 1 ~ Ages 3-6 years
Level 2  ~ Ages 6-9 years
Level 3 ~ Ages 9-12 years

Your child must be 3 years old by August 15th 2017 and potty trained to attend.

Please note if your child attends the St Philip Learning Center (Pre-School or Enrichment Days) your child will receive his/her Religious Education at that time and will not need to attend a separate atrium session.

ENGLISH (Levels 1-3)
Sunday, 9:30am to 10:45am or
Sunday, 3:30pm to 4:45pm or
Wednesday, 5:00pm to 6:15pm

SPANISH (Levels 1-2)
Sunday, 11:15am to 12:45pm

1st Year Confirmation
Completed CGS Level 3

2nd Year Confirmation
Completed 1st Yr Confirmation

Sunday, 9:30am to 10:45am or
Sunday, 3:30pm to 4:45pm or
Wednesday, 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Sunday, 11:15am to 12:45pm

Connect (High School)

Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Edge (Middle School)

Wednesday, 6:00pm to 8:15pm

Fraternus (6th-12th Grade)

Sunday, 6:00pm to 8:15pm

Melchizedek (High School)

1st Saturday, 9:30am

Young Disciples (3rd-5th Grade)

2nd Saturday, 10am to 1:00pm