“On the lips of the catechist the first proclamation must ring out over and over: 'Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you'.”
Pope Francis
Evangelii Gaudium, 164
EDUCATION: Formed in His Communion

Religious Education2015 RCIC Class


St. Ambrose offers high-quality religious education for youth in grades K-High School on Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:45AM in the parish school building. Classes run from September through May. Please register early as classes tend to fill up quickly!

Registration is now open and classes are being scheduled for the 2016/2017 year.

1. Register with payment by cash/check: Click HERE to download the form, fill it out, make check payable to St. Ambrose and drop it off in the basket at church or at the parish office. 


  The  calendar for the 2016/2017 will be available soon.

Rite of Christian Initation for Children (RCIC)

Sacramental preparation for older students who have not received First Penance, First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation at the customary age (2nd grade for First Reconciliation/First Communion and 8th grade for Confirmation), in addition to Sunday morning classes, are to be enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) program.

For RCIC students the classes are on Monday evenings in the Parish Library from 7-8 pm. 

Jesus, Mary, and a cup o' Jo!

While your youth is in Religious Education class, all parents and adult parishioners are welcome to join us in the school gym for a cup of coffee and faith discussion.
Please join us!

Religious Education Catechists - The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few! -Luke 10:2

St. Ambrose is always looking for volunteers to teach or substitute for the Religious Education classes on Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:45 am.

For questions please contact Laura Mead, Director of Religious Education, at 703-280-1122 or email Lmead@stambroseva.org



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The Office of Religious Education is seeking catechists, aides, substitute catechists, and hall monitors for the parish's Sunday morning Religious Education program. If you are interested in helping or learning more, please contact Laura Mead at (703) 280-1122 or email her at lmead@stambroseva.org Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to serve in this way!

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Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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