Religious Education

Sr. Barbara Jude Gentry, from SS Simon and Jude Parish and president of the PD/CARE executive board, distribues Holy Communion.

The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary serve in parish catechetical and faith formation programs as Directors / Coordinators / Assistant Directors of Religious Education, Catechists, and Directors of Adult Faith Formation. They also supplement the teaching of the Faith in Catholic elementary schools through the I.H.M. Religious Enrichment Ministry.

Parish Directors, Coordinators, and Assistants in Religious Education

Serving in various dioceses, these sisters normally direct the Parish Religious Education Programs and Parish Sacramental Programs. Depending on their job description, they may also be responsible for RCIA, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Summer Vacation Bible School, and Adult Faith Formation Programs.


Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA
  • Archdiocesan Office
  • Director of Office for Persons with Disabilities
  • Director of Religious Education for Deaf Apostolate
  • Blessed Virgin Mary, Darby
  • St. Charles Borromeo, Bensalem
  • St. David, Willow Grove
  • St. Denis, Havertown
  • St. Ephrem, Bensalem
  • St. Francis de Sales, Philadelphia
  • St. Gabriel, Philadelphia
  • St. Laurence, Upper Darby
  • St. Mary Magdalen, Media
  • St. Matthew, Philadelphia
  • Our Lady of the Assumption, Strafford
  • Our Lady of Fatima, Secane
  • St. Patrick, Malvern
  • St. Patrick, Norristown
  • SS. Philip & James, Exton
  • St. Rose of Lima, Eddystone
  • Sacred Heart, Havertown
  • SS. Simon & Jude, West Chester
  • St. William, Philadelphia
Diocese of Allentown, PA
  • St. Margaret, Reading
  • St. Peter, Reading
  • St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Hellertown
Diocese of Arlington, VA
  • St. James, Falls Church
Diocese of Camden, NJ
  • St. John of God, North Cape May @ St. Raymond Site, Villas
Diocese of Harrisburg, PA
  • Our Lady of Hope, Coal Township
Diocese of Richmond, VA
  • St. Gregory the Great, Virginia Beach (Adult Faith Formation)
Diocese of Trenton, NJ
  • Director of Evangelization and Catechesis

Religious Enrichment Ministry in Catholic Elementary Schools

Religious Enrichment Sisters support and enhance the Religion Curriculum of Catholic Elementary Schools in various dioceses. While technically they do not cover the particular Religion curriculum, they age-appropriately supplement and enrich the curriculum by spending more time on the treasures of our Catholic Faith. Children in these weekly classes learn more deeply about such Catholic topics as: Mass, Sunday Scripture Preparation, Prayer, the Rosary, Liturgical Seasons, Saints, Sacramentals, Virtues, Eucharistic Devotion, Marian Devotion, and many other Catholic traditions.