Religious Education and Going To Mass
Our mission in religious education is to collaborate with parents to form a new generation of Catholics who know and love Jesus Christ and live as his disciples in the community of the Catholic Church. Toward that end, we strive to offer a unified, solid and engaging religious education program. As Catholics we are all tasked with creating disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ in order to save souls and give glory to God. We create disciples by passing on a Catholic way of life to our children. This is accomplished through instruction in the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Faith, a process known as catechesis. It is important to remember that the family is the primary school of religion. In the home parents are to pass the Catholic Faith on to their children. However, these beliefs must also be practiced. According to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church parents are required to bring their children to the Holy Sacrifice of Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
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Thank you to all the families who participated in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in person this year, and to those families who put in so much extra work to make sure your children who were learning Religious Education online, were getting lessons accomplished, journaling, or completing comprehension quizzes. We are currently assessing our facility safety requirements for the upcoming 2021 - 2022 school year. We anticipate continuing to offer onsite classes, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and possible family gatherings. Please check our website and parish bulletin in late July for more information.
At Saint Paul Parish, preparing children for the Sacraments of Eucharist, Confirmation and Reconciliation involves a partnership among families, parishioners, catechists, and staff. As primary teachers and models of the Christian faith, parents are called on most importantly in the sacramental preparation of their children. To assist you in this experience, Saint Paul will provide preparation gatherings for each sacrament throughout the year. Information about those preparation gatherings will be emailed to parents of registered children and youth. Also, students must be registered for, and attend religious education classes through the parish or school in order to receive their sacraments.
Sacrament dates for the 2021-2022 schoolyear will be posted soon! Check back!
If you have any questions, please contact Dustine May at the Parish Office at 330-499-2201 ext. 109; or email [email protected] Thank you.