Religious Education

"Encountering the Living Christ"

Look for Jesus in Me:

Source of Light
Attitude of Service
Model of Virtues
Example of Faith

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Mission

Every Catholic Church continues the mission of Jesus. Our mission, like Jesus’, is an essential one: “the Church is sent to announce, bear witness, make present, and spread the mystery of the communion of the Holy Trinity." (CC 738)

This mission has three aspects:

  • Proclaiming and teaching God’s Word
  • Celebrating the Sacred Mysteries
  • Serving the People of God

Catechesis is an esteemed term in Christian Tradition. Its purpose is to make a person’s “faith become living, conscious and active, through the light of instruction.”

Catechesis is a fourfold task:

  • Message to proclaim Christ’s message and pass on the Church’s magisterial teaching
  • Community to foster and develop community
  • Worship to lead people to personal and liturgical prayer
  • Service to motivate people to serve those in need and to work for a just and peaceful world

To meet these 4 tasks, the Office of Religious Education offers specific programs annually such as:

  • Pre-School Sunday School
  • Baptismal Preparation Classes for parents
  • PSR grades 1-8
  • RCIA
  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word
  • Family Activities
  • Catechist Training
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • In addition, other programs are added as needed to meet the needs of parish groups
  • The Office also stocks current materials in the bookrack in the back of church as well as maintains a lending library located in the Church Office area.

For information, please contact the Office Staff:

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED FOR THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS!

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