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.
Why Go To Mass?
ARTICLE FROM CATHOLIC ANSWERS:
We are back on track and will be meeting in person for CCD with the entire family on the first Tuesdays of March and April from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the Church. Parents will remain in the church for a presentation while students break out into their age-group classes.
I have compiled the lessons for January through April for the following grades: PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 7, & 8. Mrs. Jean Hanlon has been such a great help this year, and has been communicating regularly with those of you who have students in grades 4, 5, & 6. Mrs. Hanlon will continue to provide lessons for those grades and will continue to monitor progress.
I am attaching the google documents which contain lessons for each age group (except 4-6) in this email. Why on google docs instead of using the homework link inside of Catholic Brain? Because of feedback from all of you - a large majority had a lot of trouble using the homework page inside of Catholic Brain.
Dr. Chris Seeman, Director of Theology at Walsh University, has added explanations of certain lessons for 8th grade Confirmation Students which will be posted here:
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.
First Reconciliation: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:30 AM
Confirmation: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10:30 AM - or - 2:00 PM
First Eucharist: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10:30 AM - or - 2:00 PM
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.