Religious Education

Message from your DRE

Dear Parents,

Welcome Back! 

I hope you've all had a restful summer vacation and that you're all healthy. 

We are still in need of volunteers to teach the Catholic faith to our students. 
If you are interested in sharing your faith with our youth, 
please contact me for more information. 

Below is a list of some important dates:. Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Tuesday, September 8th - Registration begins. Stop into the Parish center 
      from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday -Friday. Or register online 
       at our Website:
Wednesday, September 9 - First teacher meeting at 7 pm.
September 16th – Catechetical Commission Meeting at 7 pm.
September 13th - Formal Registration after Sunday Mass in the Ned Shinnick Hall.
September 20th – Catechetical Sunday – Celebrate & bless our 
             catechists at 9:30 mass. Coffee & sweet rolls to follow in Ned Shinnick Hall 
             as an expression of our appreciation .
September 23rd – (Tentative date) ? First Day of Class.

For those families who choose to teach the faith to your children at
home due to the threat of COVID 19, Our Sunday Visitor's Alive in Christ
curriculum has online Parent resources and lesson plans, videos and more
to help you instruct your child. Online access is free with the
purchase of the children's workbooks for grades prek - 7. The workbooks are
available at the parish center. Contact, Mary Quiroz for more information
at 433-2510 or stop by the parish center.

Please return to this website for additional information and updates or contact 
me at

God Bless you All and Stay Well,

Mary Quiroz/ DRE

Regular Class Times:

2020-2021 RE Classes


 To Be Announced


  5:00 PM -- 6:00 PM PreK-Grade 5 

  7:00 PM -- 8:00 PM Grade 6 - Grade 12


Mary Quiroz  |  406-433-2510  |

Faith Formation Registration

Registration is taking place now during business hours at the Parish Center for the 2020-2021 RE classes . 
If you are unable to stop at the Parish Center, you may also register online by clicking here.

             All Sessions Wednesday Evening

Grade Preschool-K - 5th     5:00 PM -- 06:00 PM

Community meal- (free will offering) 6:00 – 7:00 PM

 Jr. High 6th – 8th                            7:00 PM -8:00 PM
 High School (Grade 9-12)
-           7:00 PM -8:00 PM

Reconciliation (Grade 3+)  Class dates/times TBD
Confirmation with First Eucharist (Grade 3+)
            Class dates/times TBD


     $30 - per student ($100 maximum 
              per family)

      Meal is Free will Offering     

      Reconciliation  for  Grades 3+

      $20 - for  Class Materials & Family 

      Confirmation with  First Eucharist 
      for Grades 3+

      $20 - for  Class Materials & Family

 Make checks payable to: St. Matthew's


Ministry Assistance

Faith Formation is an ongoing process involving the entire family. We are always in need of assistance. Please indicate the areas in which you may be able to assist in this ministry. We will be sure to use your talents at the same day and time as your child/children.


  • Full Time Catechist
  • Assistant Catechist 
  • Substitute Catechist
  • Hall Monitor
  • Meal/Snack Prep 


  • Baby sit during meetings
  • Hospitality Committee (Set up, serve, cleanup before & after classes & at receptions following Advent Program, Confirmation with First Eucharist & Reconciliation liturgies. )
  • Provide snacks and refreshments for receptions & meetings.




Director of
Religious Education

Parish Center
310 7th Street SE
Sidney, MT 59270
Office Hours:
10 AM - 4:00 PM T - F September - May