Education (Catechesis) is the process of communicating the beliefs, values and
practices which help form Catholic Christians. It is the work of handing
on, from one generation to the next, the faith that has come down to us from
the apostles and the way of life to which faith calls us. The Religious
Education office seeks to respond to the needs of those who seek to follow
Jesus Christ in the tradition of the Catholic Church. This includes informing
them by instructing them in the beliefs of the Catholic faith, and forming
them by providing experiences that will help them as followers of Jesus
goals of Catechesis in Pre-K through Grade Eight are:
To foster an intimate
and on-going relationship with God.
To witness to the Church
as a sign of union with God and the Christian Community.
To Impart to students what a Catholic believes and how a
Catholic ought to live.
To involve students
in the life of the parish, that is, in worship, service, and community.
To assist parents in
imparting the Catholic faith to their children as a living and life-giving
To encourage parents
to continue their own religious development.