7th & 8th Grade Catechism class includes ...

-  An introduction to basic Christian teaching, especially through Martin Luther's Small Catechism

-  Learning more about Christian worship and the Sacraments

-  Service opportunities (each student is expected to complete several hours of service projects in both 7th & 8th grade)

-  Fun & fellowship experiences, in conjunction with Ignite Youth Group

Catechism Class is an important stepping stone in a young Christian's growth in the Lord. The two years spent in weekly Catechism Class provide a deeper understanding of the Bible and how it applies to our lives. Toward the end of 8th grade Catechism, the 8th graders receive Holy Communion (traditionally on Maundy Thursday). Confirmation Day is set for a Sunday each Spring. The 2020 Confirmation date will be re-determined after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. Normally, Catechism Class is held from 7:15-8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. (Currently it is being held online on Thursday evenings.)

A note on the picture above: each year, the 8th grade Catechism class plants a tree around St. Matthew's property. This apple tree was planted by our catechism students several years ago.