As a Catholic school the Religious Education provided is in conformity with the doctrines of the Catholic Church.
St Catherine's provides a Catholic Education, which is an integral part of the life of the school.
Religious Education is taught using the 'Come and See' scheme produced by Liverpool Archdiocese. The children explore their own experiences in the first part of the topic, they then learn about this in relation to scripture and the teachings of the gospel or through the Church community. The final week of the topic is sharing what they have learnt through a celebration.
Each class also shares their learning through a class assembly based around a Come and See topic. See the photos on this page sharing the assemblies so far.
Children are not only taught about their faith in lessons, prayers, liturgy and assemblies but are encouraged to live and share their faith within the school community which in turn permeates all areas of school life.
It is expected that the children will take a full and active part in the religious life of the school. The children will attend Masses, services and Celebrations throughout the year.
As a result the withdrawal of pupils from formal Religious Instructions or Worship would not isolate them from the Catholic teaching, which the school gives and no specific arrangements for withdrawal are in operations at present.
In Year 4 the children will make their First Holy Communion alongside their first Reconciliation, this is led by Parish catechists, supported by school. We work closely with parents and the parish of All Saints and St Catherine's to ensure the involvement of all, at these important stages in a child's life.