Religious Education

Welcome to the Church of Our Saviour Religious Education Program.  As an international English speaking Roman Catholic Church in The Hague, we have parishioners from many countries who come to worship and learn.  We have been given the opportunity to help strengthen families and pass on faith by learning together what it means to be Catholic.  Parents who have enrolled children in the program have shown a commitment to their child’s faith life; the commitment they accepted at their Baptism.  By working together, and supporting one another’s efforts, we can assist parents in keeping that commitment.


What is Religious Education?

We offer a religious education program for children from 5 to 11 years of age.  We use the Sadlier “We Believe” program which was developed by nationally recognized experts in catechesis curriculum, and child development.  These teachers of the faith and practitioners helped to frame every lesson to be age appropriate and appealing.  Over the years, the RC Parish Church of Our Saviour’s respected catechetical, liturgical, pastoral, and theological experts have shared their insights and inspired the development of this RE program to make it what it is today.

Where and when do Religious Education classes take place?

Classes meet during the school year after the Sunday morning Masses.  Class starts at 11:15 and ends at 12:00.  Our classrooms are on the first floor off of the church’s atrium.  When planning the religious education school year calendar, we take into account the vacation breaks of the American School of the Hague, The British School of the Netherlands, the International and European Schools of the Hague as well as the Dutch school-year calendars.

The RE calendar for 2023/2024 can be found at the bottom of this page.

Download the RE calendar here.

Who is Religious Education for?

The Church of Our Saviour offers religious education for ages 5 (kindergarten) through 11 (sixth grade) for children of parishioners.  The second grade class includes preparation for First Holy Communion.  Confirmation preparation is a separate program for youth aged 14 and older.

What are the fees for Religious Education and First Holy Communion?

Registration for RE 2022-2023 is now open and classes begin on October 1st.

The cost for religious education (grades kindergarten, first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and pre-Confirmation) is €100 per child.   If you are registering a child for First Holy Communion (second grade), the fee is €150.

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