Religious education classes for children at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Monticello will begin on September 4, according to Fr. Mark Abban, church pastor.

The religion education or Confraternity of Christian Development (CCD) classes are open to school-aged children in kindergarten through the twelfth grades and focus on the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church, preparing students for Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. The classes offer children an opportunity to grow in knowledge of their Catholic Christian faith.

The hour-long classes begin on September 4 at 6 p.m. and are held in the education wing of the church, located at the corner of North Hyatt and Jefferson streets in Monticello. The classes run through May.

“If you want to enroll your children and have not done so, please call the office at 367-2848 and leave your name and number with Denise Adams, our secretary, as soon as possible,” said Mistye Saffold, the church’s education director.

A total of 60 children were enrolled last year, according to Saffold.

For more information on the classes or other church programs, call the church weekdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 367-2848.