Sister Mary Melanie Jaworski, Catechetical Leader

Sacred Heart Convent, 308 Lakeview Avenue, Syracuse, New York  13204

(315)422-4086     FAX (315) 422-2344

     During the months of September through May, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish offers children and youth in Grades Kindergarten to Grade 10, the opportunity to learn about their Catholic faith.  Classes are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. The children are welcomed to Religious Education classes by catechists from the parish.  Confirmation II Grade 10 students meet on Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  Sister Mary Melanie Jaworski, a Franciscan Felician Sister, currently serves as the Catechetical Leader.  

The goals of the Faith Formation sessions are:

*   To help each child develop a more personal relationship with Jesus through various forms of prayer, reading and

     reflexion on Scripture and Church Tradition, and sharing life experiences.

*   To develop with children, an appreciation and love for the universal Church and their own parish community.

*   To become a Catholic Christian whose lifemakes a difference in our world.

     As part of a Diocesan directive, a lesson is presented at each level as part of the Diocesan Safe Environment Program, "Protecting God's Children".

     Children are prepared to receive for the sacraments of Pennance (Reconciliation) and Eucharist in the second grade.  This is a two year preparation program (Grades 1 and 2).


   Arrangements are made for older children on an individual basis.  The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the spring of the 10th grade Confirmation II year.  This is a two year program.

For more information about specific grades, including curriculum and activities, click on the buttons below.​​

Religious Education - Kindergarten - Grade 10