We, the families of Religious Education, commit ourselves into a closer union with Jesus, who will lead us to the Father through the Holy Spirit, and therefore, become immersed in the Love of God. We do this by teaching/learning the Catholic faith and participating in the celebration of the Eucharist every Sunday and Holy Days. We are called to love and be examples of love to all people.
Faith Formation Programs
Elementary Faith Formation/Family Catechesis
Preschool through 5th grade
Including First Communion, Beginning Faith Formation & Continuing Formation
Family Catechesis is an opportunity for parents to fully participate in the religious formation of their children. The Catholic church states that parents are the primary catechists (teachers of faith) for their children. The church's role is to offer support to parents. Family Catechesis empowers parents to take on this role. All members of the household are welcome. See the descriptions of the programs offered within Family Catechesis below:
First Communion (First Eucharist)
For more information, please go to the First Communion page.
Beginning Faith Formation
3 to 5 year old children (Sundays only)
This class is for children in Preschool and Kindergarten. They will begin to learn about and understand the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as developing a relationship with God. Some of the topics include: God created everything and everything is a gift from God; when we pray, we are talking to God; the Holy Trinity is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the Great Commandment is about loving God and others; people in the church are called to live holy lives, as the saints did; and sacraments are signs of God’s love.
Continuing Faith Formation
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grades
This class is offered for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who have already received First Communion, but would like to continue with their faith formation. This class is highly encouraged for all children at this age. We all must realize that receiving the Sacraments is not the end of our journey, but part of our life-long faith journey. The children will be exposed to a deeper understanding of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Creed, Liturgy and the Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer.