RELIGIOUS EDUCATION


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Department of Religious Education

To complement the role of parents as the primary educators of their children, the Department of Religious Education seeks to create an atmosphere of prayer, study, and discussion to increase each child’s awareness of God’s presence in the world. Volunteer catechists plan age-appropriate activities based on the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church to encourage children to know, love, and serve God the Father, Jesus Christ our Savior, and the Holy Spirit. Every pursuit flows from the best gift Jesus gave us- the gift of Himself in the Eucharist.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

R.C.I.A. provides an opportunity for those interested in learning more about the Catholic Church and guides people to the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The sessions run on Tuesday evenings from September to May. The group also meets at 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays from November through Palm Sunday. A committed team of volunteers supports growth in the Christian community through prayer, Scripture, study, and witness.

Vacation Bible School

This faith-filled and fun program has been offered by dedicated volunteers throughout the history of the parish. Since 2003 a team of about a dozen parents have come together to offer a week-long program for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. The program provides seven Bible-based activity stations from 9:00 a.m.to noon each day. Volunteers entering seventh grade and older help make the experience a success.