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Parish Religious Education
Director: Craig DeMille Secretary: Michal Farrar
PRE office hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Phone: 754-1204 ext. 316
At the baptism of our children we promise to educate them in the tenets of our faith.
Children not attending Catholic school are expected to be enrolled in a regular faith formation program in their parish. Following the directive of the Catechetical Directory, our parish program includes Prayer, Instruction, Service, Community, and Morality.
Diocesan Guidelines mandate that Sacramental Preparation is a 2 year process. One must be enrolled in Catholic School or a PRE program for one year prior to the year they are to receive First Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation.
Children ages 4 year & 5 year olds
Use an instructional program that will focus on the lectionary.
Children in First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Grade
Use an instructional program that in very motivational ways draws on the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Youth in Seventh & Eighth Grades
7th Grade-Study Church and Sacraments, Jesus in the New Testament.
8th Grade- CHOSEN, YOUR JOURNEY TOWARD CONFIRMATION
Confirmation preparation is the focus of ongoing faith formation in this year. Young people are also encouraged to begin a full involvement in the Senior High Youth Group in 9th Grade which facilitates the same guidelines of faith formation directed by the Bishops. Sacramental Preparation is a 2 year process. One must be enrolled in Catholic School or a PRE program for one year prior to the year they are to receive Confirmation.
$70 per child with a maximum of $200 per family.
Non-Parishioner Charge - $100 per family
$30 per child for Little Church.
The above fees include the textbook fee.
Children ages 4 years - 6th Grade - meet Sunday Mornings at 8:45 or 10:30 AM.
Grades 7th - 8th - meet Sunday evenings from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
2016-2017 PRE School Year
Classes begin Sunday, August 16th. Please register as soon as possible.
Thoughts for Parents as we begin a new year.
Each year we all hope to make the faith formation experience meaningful and lasting.
As teachers we will only be with your child 90 minutes a week!
It is very important that the family reflect and enhance the weekly topics.
Below are some ways to work with you child at home.
We ask that each child read a chapter at home for each class.
A schedule will be sent to you for your child's class.
Our lives are so busy with many exciting commitments both to family and community; make room for 20 minutes a week to spend with your child and their religion textbook
2. Pray together as a family. Use anytime the family is gathered together as an opportunity for prayer.
Today's world sends mixed messages to our children, let the faith of your family be seen consistently in a variety of ways in the family.
A reminder to families with children in 2nd grade and above, it is considered an integral part of your child's faith formation that he/she also attend Mass on Sunday.
Teaching a child religion who does not attend Mass weekly is like teaching swimming on the side of the pool.
If you have scheduled your child for a PRE class that does not allow for this, please call now and request a different time.
3. Respect the importance of each class - please observe the guidelines for the beginning and ending of classes. Being prompt and not leaving early will make the classtime for all the students more effective. Give the instruction in the faith the same importance that you give to other learning environments.
4. Give church activities priority for your family. There are so many excellent opportunities to be a part of the parish community, please share these times with your children.
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