Our Lady of Fatima Church of Portland offers a variety of Catechism classes for almost every age. The course catalog consists of:

Pre-First Holy Communion Class

The pre-First Holy Communion class, goes over the most basic and fundamental elements of the Catholic Faith using Baltimore Catechism's Preparation for Confirmation. The class, which includes children in the ages of roughly four to six, meets every Sunday between Masses to review a different topic including subjects like the Redemption, the Blessed Trinity, and the creation of the world.

First Holy Communion

The First Holy Communion class, designed for children who have reached the age of reason (around age seven) and who are ready to receive their first Holy Communion, reviews in greater detail and breadth the teachings presented in the pre-First Holy Communion class. Using the New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism, the class meets every Sunday between Masses to prepare for both their first Confession and their first Holy Communion.

Bible History

Meeting every Sunday between Masses, the Bible History class looks in-depth at the teachings and stories of the Bible. Using Bible History: A Textbook of the Old and New Testaments for Catholic Schools and the Douay-Rheims Bible, the class consists of children who have recently received their confirmation and who have not yet reached eighth grade.


Consisting of students from eighth to twelfth grade and meeting every Sunday between Masses, the Apologetics class prepares the youth of Our Lady of Fatima for defending the Faith in the world. From the five proofs for the existence of God to the necessity of the Catholic Church, the class follows a two-year course that covers all the necessary knowledge to explain and defend the Faith.


Materials:  Apologetics: A Philosophic Defense and Explanation of the Catholic Religion, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Paul J. Glenn, Ph. D, S.T.D

Adult Catechism Class

The Adult Catechism Class meets between Masses on the second and fourth Sundays of every month. Covering a different theme every year, Fr. Hufford talks about various different aspects of Catholic doctrine, liturgy morals, or way of life.

Contact the church coordinator for class dates and times at

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