We’re all about helping your children know the love of Jesus and experience His abundant life. It's also all about helping parents become equipped and successful in fulfilling your God-given role as the spiritual leader in your home. We know that the greatest impact on the heart of a child happens when the family and the church come together. We look forward to bringing the love of Jesus to your child.

 

Immaculata Catholic School 

Established in 1926, Immaculata has a tradition of dedication to students of all faiths. Immaculata School, a Pre-K through Grade 8 Catholic School, is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Diocese of Charlotte. All students receive instruction in Religious Education, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Computer/Library Skills, Health, Physical Education, Art, Music and Spanish, following the State and Diocesan curriculums. Immaculata offers a wide array of activities such as sports, student council, National History Day competitions, local writing contests and an after-school program.

 

The Immaculata School community is committed to preparing each student spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically to face the challenges of a changing world. Immaculata School affirms its commitment to minister to the handicapped or special need students. Students will be accepted if the school program and educational facilities are suitable to effectively meet the needs of the student. Contact Meredith Canning, Principal, 828-693-3277 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (www.immac.org)

Faith Formation

Faith Formation Classes (Grades K-8). Grades K-8 meet in Immaculata School on Sunday’s from 10:15am to 11:15am. A second session in Spanish runs from 12 to 1pm. Contact Claudia Yépez, Director of Religious Education, 828-697-7420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Children’s Sacramental Preparation


Baptism – Assist families and individuals by offering preparatory instructions for those wishing to receive the sacrament of Baptism. Provide teaching instruction for reception of the sacrament of Baptism in accordance with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Work with the Pastor and Parochial Vicar to schedule and facilitate Baptisms. Contact Josh & Jill Miller (English), 828-388-3013, or Antonio Padron (Spanish), 828-228-5914

 

Reconciliation and First Communion – Prepare baptized Catholics to unite more closely to Christ through the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, helping them to grow in grace by living a more Christian life. This is a two-year program beginning in the 1st grade. Second year of grade 2 Sacraments of Reconciliation & Communion will be received. Contact Claudia Yépez, Director of Religious Education, 828-697-7420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Confirmation – Prepare baptized Catholics to receive the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Confirmation, providing a special strength to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses to Christ. Preparation begins in the 7th Grade and continues to 8th; Sacrament is received in the 9th Grade. Classes meet Sunday’s from 10:15-11:15. Contact Claudia Yépez, Director of Religious Education, 828-697-7420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Children’s Church

For Pre-K children, ages 3, 4 and 5. Children gather with their leaders at the beginning of 9:00 am and 11:30 am Sunday Masses to go and hear and learn about our faith in a child-friendly manner. Contact Claudia Yépez, Director of Religious Education, 828-697-7420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Altar Servers

Assist the priest at Masses in a variety of ways. Set up the altar for Masses; carry the cross in procession; others duties as needed. Child must be at least in 3rd grade, have made her or his first Holy Communion, and be a registered member of Immaculate Conception Church. In addition, the child must have a respect for the Mass and be committed to a training and service schedule. Training scheduled as needed. Contact Carolina Cruz, 828-693-6901 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

EDGE (Middle School)

EDGE is the youth ministry program for middle school students in 6th, 7th & 8th grades. EDGE is designed to meet the catechetical, educational, spiritual, emotional and social needs of young adolescents. EDGE takes an experiential approach toward reaching the interests and needs of youth in this age range. Meetings: EDGE meets weekly during the school year on Wednesday evenings at Immaculata School gym from 7pm - 8:30pm. Contact: Emily Sevier, Youth Minister, 828-693-6901, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Life Teen (High School)

Life Teen is an international Catholic movement that serves the Church and leads all teens closer to Christ by encouraging vibrant Eucharist celebrations and opportunities for teens to grow in their faith and love for Christ and His Church. We do this by specifically forming small groups for each teen to be a part of and regularly meet to grow in community and in relationship with one another and with Christ. We hold retreats, events, trips and other joyful activities all geared toward bringing our teens into deeper relationship with God. Life Teen serves all high school teens in grades 9-12.Meetings and Time Commitment: Life Teen Mass is every Sunday at 5pm, followed immediately by our Life Night from 6-8:30pm and always begin with supper together, provided by parishioners or families. Contact: Emily Sevier, Youth Minister, 828- 693-6901, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

St. Gerard House

St. Gerard House was founded to serve all people touched by autism. St. Gerard House uses evidence-based therapy as the backbone for all of its programs and is committed to providing the highest quality service and most effective care possible. We have programs for all ages and support groups for families as well. Have scheduling conflicts keeping you from getting to SGH? Not a problem. St. Gerard House also offers a multitude of services ranging from trainings to in-home sessions. Please call 828-693-4223 for more information (www.stgerardhouse.org)

 

 

School Volunteer Ministry (Adults)

There is always a need for kind hearts and willing hands to help with these children and student ministries. Help us to provide additional resources to teachers and students so that each student can experience the full benefits of faith-based instruction. Assist teachers in the classroom, the library, or tutor, as well as other school related tasks. If you like working with children, believe every child should receive, academically and spiritually, an education that helps each child to know and love Jesus, come help us. It will change your life. Time commitment is generally one day a week for several hours. Contact Grace Poli, 828-693-8071