Parents are the primary educators of their children. They serve as models for their children. From the earliest years of a child’s life, a parent’s values are more caught than taught. Our staff is eager to work with the parents to help them fulfill this responsibility. We encourage parents’ participation and cooperation in the following ways:
- Celebrate Sunday Mass regularly with your children. Talk about the Sunday readings and homily and what they mean to you.
- Participate actively in the sacramental and community life of the parish.
- Establish family rituals and celebrations. Bless your child/children. Pray with them. Help them to memorize the traditional prayers of the Church.
- Attend parents meetings and activities.
- Familiarize yourself with scheduled religious educations sessions and events for children/youth in the parish.
- Assure your child/children's punctual and regular attendance at all religious education sessions.
- Read and act promptly on all communications from the Religious Education Program Office.
Children have the responsibility to cooperate in order to benefit fully from the Religious Education sessions. They are expected to:
- Be respectful of the catechist and aides and other children.
- Actively participate in classroom activities and discussions.
- Attend class regularly and complete any homework that is given.
- Complete other required activities related to the Religious Education Program. Grades 3-6: Children's Choir Grades 7-8: Altar Serving Grade 9: Lector, Commentator, Projector and Ushers.
- Follow discipline policies, emergency and safety procedures.
- Share what they have learned and experienced in their religious education sessions with their parents and families.
- Celebrate Sunday Mass regularly