"Catholic education refers to the totality of the Church’s efforts to make disciples, to help all believe that Jesus is the Son of God so that believing they might have life in his name, and to educate and instruct them in this life, in order to build up the body of Christ." (CF. CCC 4)

"An integral part of Catholic Education is catechesis. “Catechesis is an education in the faith of children, young people, and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of the Christian life.” (CCC 5)

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Phone: 703-455-0372
Fax: 703-455-6832
ATTN: Religious Education

Email: nativity.ccd@nativityschool.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Church of the Nativity's Religious Education Program is to proclaim Christ's message and help students apply it to their lives to foster community, prayer, worship, and the desire to serve the Lord.

Current News and Events

 List Date: June 8, 2017
The required Confirmation retreats are scheduled from 9:00am-3:00pm in the Cafeteria: Group 1 on Saturday, January 27, 2018; Group 2 on Saturday, February 3, 2018. (Group assignments TBD and details to be finalized at a later date.) 
 List Date: June 8, 2017
All Confirmation Candidates will be confirmed on Saturday, February 24, 2018. (Group assignments TBD and details to follow at a later date.) 
 List Date: June 8, 2017
First Holy Communion students are required to attend the JESUS DAY RETREAT on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00am-12:30pm in the cafeteria. 
 List Date: June 8, 2017
Practice in the church: Group 1 - Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:00-7:30pm; Group 2 - Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:00-7:30pm. Masses on Saturday, May 5, 2018, Group 1 - 9:00am; Group 2 - 11:30am. (Group assignments TBD and details to follow at a later date.) 

Religious Education Calendar

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