RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES FOR ELEMANTARY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN

 

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: http://www.blestarewe.com

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 information. 

Would You Like to Help???We 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!