RelEd: Program Overview
2018-2019 Religious Education
Religious Education is the umbrella name for our Faith Formation Programs for children in Elementary and Middle Schools.
Days: Tuesday or Wednesday (we intend to run all programs on both days, so you can choose)
Time: 5:30-7:00pm (for those returning to us, there will no longer be 'Community Time' at pick up, door will open at 6:55pm)
Calendar: sessions begin the first week of September and end the first week of May
FAMILY SESSIONS IN THE CHURCH
Every first week of the month, the whole family comes into Church for a family-based faith formation experience dedicated to helping you grow together as a family and equipping you to bring faith more intentionally into your household with easy tools to help your family encounter Jesus at home.
CLASSROOM SESSIONS TWICE A MONTH
After the Family Session, we will have two classroom sessions each month (even in months without a holiday—a week off every month). Calendar will be posted and handed out at Registration Events.
CALENDAR: Click here to see our 2018-19 Schedule of Sessions.
NEW ORGANIZATION MODEL: NOT BY GRADE, BUT BY PROGRAM
Instead of placing children into groups based on grade level (age), we have developed separate Programs to meet the individual needs of children:
- Loved: a First Year Program for grades 1 & 2
- Called: a First Year Program for grades 3-7
- Blessed: a Sacrament Year Program for grades 2-8
- Formed: an Ongoing Program for grades 3-8 (who have already received First Holy Communion)
Thus, Program Groups (that meet in the classrooms twice a month) will be mixed ages but will have curricular materials specific to their program and everyone in the group is on the same level of experience with the same needs.
For more detailed information, click below to read (or download and print) the 2018 Religious Education Family Handbook.
All religious instruction is in English, however, regarding prayer:
- learning the traditional prayers of the faith is the responsibility of the parents/families,
- children should learn these prayers in the language of their families and faith community,
- helping your child to be comfortable in his/her prayer life is essential for both prayer in the home and with the faith community,
- developing an active personal prayer life is key to leading a Catholic lifestyle.
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