The first catechists in any child’s life are the family members with whom he or she lives. What happens at home – both positive and negative – provides lessons for life. In the family, faith is shared as part of the unfolding of daily life. The home or “domestic church” provides a real place in which a child learns to live his or her faith as well as understanding it.
Our goal is to create a program of lifelong faith formation that is centered in and flows out of the events of Church life. It embraces all ages and generation, promotes faith growth at home and promotes participation in Church life.
Classes for children and youth ages 3 through grade twelve are on Sunday mornings from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. beginning in the fall through the school year. The purpose of the classes is to assist parents, who are the primary religious educators of children, in the faith formation of their sons and daughters. While sacramental preparation is emphasized in all texts and class activities, parents/guardians are expected to attend required parent meetings and utilize the workbooks assigned specifically for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. Children and youth are also expected to attend Sunday Mass with their family.
To register and pay online, see links at left.