Religious Education


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Welcome back, Religious Education families!  We have missed you!!  Please read the information below about registering your child/children for ST. MARK Religious Education for the 2022-2023 school year.  Classes begin on September 11/12 and continue through April 30/May 1; click here for a printable calendar.

Option 1 for Grades PreK3-8: In-person class on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:45am. This (or Monday, when applicable) is a preferred option, especially for those children in Grades 1-2 and 7-8 who are preparing for Sacraments.

Option 2 for Grades 7-8: In-person class on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:45pm. This (or Sunday) is a preferred option for those children in Grades 7-8 who are preparing for Sacraments.

Option 3 for Grades 3-6: A homeschool curriculum using My Catholic Faith Delivered. With some assistance from parents, a child will progress through the lessons using an online platform. The Director of Religious Education will monitor your child’s progress.

Option 4 for Grades 9-12: In-person class one Sunday afternoon per month to prepare for High School Confirmation in the spring.

Early registration runs through August 26. The early registration rates for registered parishioners are as follows:

  • One child            $125
  • Two children      $200
  • Three children   $275
  • Four+ children  $350
  • High School Confirmation preparation  $100
  • Late fee                $35 per family
    (after 8/26)

For those not registered as parishioners, the fee is $300 per child.

There are also sacramental administrative fees as follows:

  • 2nd grade           $25 (Penance and Eucharist workshop fees
  • 8th grade            $255 ($240 Fall weekend retreat fee + $15 robe fee)
  1. Please read our Policies and Procedures here and print for your reference. You will be asked to acknowledge these during the registration process.
  2. It has not yet been determined when the Sunday Adult Faith Formation Program will return. We ask all parents (especially those who have children in Sacramental Preparation years – Grades 1, 2, 7 and 8) to either volunteer for Religious Education or participate in some type of Faith Formation. There are also Adult Faith Formation options available during other times – for example, Alpha, Bible Study, Christians in Commerce. Click here for more information on adult faith formation opportunities.
  3. If you wish to volunteer instead of participating in Adult Faith Formation, you will find a list of your options here.
  4. We expect that all children enrolled in Religious Education attend Mass. The Bishop removed Mass dispensation as of June 26, 2021. Mass at ST. MARK is available on Saturday at 5:30pm and Sunday at 9am and 11am. Attending the 11am Mass will be a convenient option for families with children attending Religious Education classes.

Click here to go to the online enrollment page and pay by credit card.  (Before visiting this site, please ensure you are a registered parishioner at ST. MARK.  For more information, please contact the Parish Secretary, Stacey Ashman, at

If you have questions about registration or fees, or if you need to pay by check, please contact Sarah Lundquist at 703-938-1948 or

Contact the Director of Religious Education, Joe Flaherty, with any other questions or concerns:  703-938-1948 x1.


To find out more about a particular area of faith formation, please use the navigation buttons to the right.


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