FAMILY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
This year we are beginning a Family Religious Education Program. This involves families gathering once a month for an hour during which time there will be a presentation on a particular theme. Following the presentation, families will begin work on the unit for that month. Catechists will be available to facilitate discussion and help with questions. The families will then complete the unit at home before returning the next month. The monthly sessions will take place on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. following the 10:00 Family Mass.
The series we will be using is Christ Our Life by Loyola Press. The themes for each month will run through the entire series so that all the children in the family will be working on the same theme, but at their level of understanding. Parents will have online resources available to them should they choose to use them.
Extra classes will be scheduled for those students preparing for a sacrament. These classes will be for the students and focused specifically on the sacrament(s) to be received and will take place at a different time from the monthly family sessions.
This format allows families more flexibility in planning and allows parents to fulfill their role as primary educators in passing on the faith to their children.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHEDULE 2018-2019
Sept. 9th Family Mass and Orientation
Oct. 7th Family Mass – 10:00 a.m. followed by Session 1
Nov. 4th Family Mass – 10:00 a.m. followed by Session 2
Dec. 2nd Family Mass – 10:00 a.m. followed by Session 3
Jan. 6th Family Mass – 10:00 a.m. followed by Session 4
Feb. 3rd Family Mass – 10:00 a.m. followed by Session 5
Mar. 3rd Family Mass – 10:00 a.m. followed by Session 6
Apr. 7th Family Mass – 10:00 a.m. followed by Session 7
May 5th Family Mass – 10:00 a.m. followed by Session 8
Oct. 26th Holy Fire Confirmation Retreat
Nov. 13th 7th Grade Confirmation Meeting
Dec. 2nd 7th Grade Confirmation Enrollment 10:00 Mass
Feb. 28th Reconciliation & Confirmation Practice
Mar. 3rd Confirmation
April 6th 2nd Grade Communion Retreat/Practice
May 2nd First Reconciliation
May 4th First Communion
DATES FOR SPECIAL CLASSES FOR SACRAMENT PREP: to be determined.