RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES FOR ELEMANTARY PUBLIC
Religious Education Registration for classes will
take place Sept 9 & 10 after all masses.
Classes begin Sunday, September 17, 2017 and end
Sunday May 20, 2018
Our Religious Education program provides faith
formation for public school children, grades
kindergarten thru 6th grade. New students
need to bring a copy of their baptismal certificate
to register. RE classes are held on Sundays from
10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the Parish School
grounds (south of the Church). Classes begin
Sunday, September 17, 2017 and continue until May
20, 2018. If your child is new to the Religious
Education Program or needs to receive the sacrament
of baptism and/or 1st Communion, please call
Kristine in the Religious Education Office
(619-276-1248) for more information.
As you know, parents have the primary role in
educating their children. Parents have the right
and responsibility to be the first to proclaim Godís
love and teachings to their children. We are here
to provide support in the religious formation of
your children, but we can never replace the primacy
of the parents in this role. St. Mary Magdalene
Church provides faith formation classes to aid
parents in this task of religious education. Our
program will teach children about Jesus Christ,
Scripture, the Catholic faith, and prepare them to
participate in the sacramental life of the Church.
We ask parents to take an active and enthusiastic
part in their childís religious formation, working
together with their childís catechists.
The Parish School of Religion uses the Blest Are
We: Faith and Word series (parish edition)
published by Benziger. This text is in conformity
with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Please
visit their website to view the content of your
Childís faith formation program, and reinforce this
education at home. The website also has links for
additional family activities:
Our Religious Education program also prepares
children for the sacraments of 1st
Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist. The
program also accommodates older children who have
not yet celebrated these sacraments. Please see our
Sacramental Preparation Program page for more
are in need of teachers and helpers for our
Religious Education Program, which takes place
Sunday mornings at 10:15 during the school year.
This volunteer service can be shared with a team
teacher, every other week. Teaching materials are
provided, and training opportunities are available.
Please consider this worthy ministry as a way of
sharing your faith with others. If interested, call
Kristine for more information (619-276-1248). I am
more than happy to discuss any questions or concerns
you may have, and to help in any way I can!