Religious Education / Formation

Kindergarten - 8th Grade


Mission statement…

Holy Name of Jesus Religious Education Program assists families in the religious formation of children, age kindergarten to eighth grade, by providing an opportunity to develop a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, catechesis, and service.

Religious Education Program meets from August to May in the lower level of the Church Building:

Sunday mornings from 10:45am – 12:00 noon

     Kindergarten thru 8th Grade, Special Education and Sacramental Preparation

If your child does not attend Holy Name School please contact Rose Wheeler, Director of Religious Education,  at the Church office, 270-826-2096 ext. 306 for more information. 

Safe Environment

The mission of the “Safe Environment Program” is to insure the safety of children and young people who have been entrusted to our care.

We will:

  • Thoroughly screen and supervise all Church ministers, employees and volunteers who work with children and young people as part of their ministry.
  • Provide appropriate training in recognizing and reporting child abuse.
  • Expect all Church ministers, employees and volunteers who work with our young people to maintain a Christ-centered and professional code of conduct.

Provide the opportunity for every minor in our parish to participate annually in a safety training covering the topics of sexual abuse prevention and the need to tell if abuse is occurring.

Click on the link below and follow instructions for safe environment training and screening.

                            To learn more please click: 

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)


Since 1972, the approach to adults joining the church has taken a radical change. This was the year the new Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) was approved for use by Pope Paul VI.  Since the early 1980's, most parishes have used the RCIA.  We say it’s radical because it thrusts us back to our roots and challenges us to relearn what it means to be Church.

                                    Kirkegaard once said:

                                             "There is no such thing as "being Christian."

                                              There is only "becoming Christian."

                                              Becoming a Catholic is a life long process.

                                             It is a journey, not a destination".

When and where do the classes meet?    
Sessions are held on Thursday evenings

7:00 - 8:30pm

in Parish Hall of Holy Name Church.


Who should attend the classes?
RCIA is for adults who want to be baptized, baptized Christians of other faith traditions who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic, and baptized Catholics who have not yet received their first Communion or Confirmation.

What does RCIA stand for?
It stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. 

Are you high-pressure about becoming Catholic?
Our focus is to assist you in discerning God's will for your life at this time. There is no pressure at all. We will help you through prayer, answering questions, and talking with you. We are merely here to help in whatever way we can.