RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - CHILDREN / Keiki GRADES K - 5
In our own time, in a world often alien and even hostile to faith, believing families are of primary importance as centers of living, radiant faith. For this reason the Second Vatican Council, using an ancient expression, calls the family the Ecclesia Domestica [the Domestic Church]. It is in the bosom of the family that parents are "by word and example... the first heralds of the faith with regard to their children..." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1656)
Religious Education lessons are one of the primary ways in which children from Grades K - 5 learn to know and understand their Catholic Faith. Faith Formation begins in the family, continues and is strengthened as we gather in church, and results in living a Christian Life.
Religious Education lessons provide sacramental preparation at the appropriate times in the life of the child.
Please complete the online registration form below to register your child. Be sure to electronically sign both the registration information section and the Safe Environment permission section. As an alternative, you may also click on the appropriate link below, download the PDF registration form, complete and sign it, and return it to the parish office.
Our first family gathering will take place at St. Michael Church on Sunday, September 20th and continue monthly until May. At these family gatherings, parents will be given the tools needed to teach their children about our faith on a weekly basis at home.