Children Liturgy of the Word Sunday Morning during the 10:30am Mass.
Children from 3 yrs of age through 10 yrs of age, will be invited by Father to gather in the center aisle of the church after the Opening Prayer. They will then follow the catechist(s) and into the chapel to experience the Liturgy of the Word in a child-friendly language and echo all of the rituals the parish assembly experiences at the same time. The children will pray an abbreviated creed, offer up intercessions and then return to the main Church for the Liturgy of the Eucharist during the Offertory.
Children in Pre-School 3 through 10 yrs of age are invited to attend Children Liturgy of the Word.
Catechist: Jeffrey and Mary Goudsward Catechist : Annamarie Coen
FAITH begins at home.
The Religious Education Program of Saint Mary Parish strives to partner with parents in helping their children to develop a life-long relationship with Jesus through the teachings of Scripture, Sacraments, Catholic Traditions and Service to others. Together we will be forming young disciples who will pass the love of Jesus on to others. We look forward to partnering with you and your family.
PREP is a religious education program for parish children who attend non-Catholic schools.
PREP is offered for children from 1st - 6th grade, as well as our newly added 7th - 12th grade EDGE and LIFETEEN Youth Groups.
RCIT This Rite is integral into our program. Religious formation is not a “one fit all” program. Through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Teen’s (RCIT) parishioners with no prior religious education or who have had religious education but need the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation are guided by a catechist who catechizes your teen in a level and age appropriate catechesis. This process entails the student to be in RCIT for two years. Two complete years of religious education are needed before reception of any Sacraments. Parents of Teens in this program must take a very active part in the studies and readiness process.
PREP uses The Christ Our Life series, New Evangelization Edition which teaches and reinforces knowledge of our Catholic faith. This new edition fosters children’s love of God and a knowledge of our Catholic faith so they can joyfully go out into the world and help bring the love of the Lord to others.
If your child has an IEP it would be helpful if you could provide a copy so that we can make sure that your child’s experience in our classroom is the same as his/her day school classroom. We want each child to be successful in our program. These forms are confidential and will be keep in a locked environment
If your family is new to our program WELCOME! We are glad that you are a part of our Religious Education Program. We kindly request a copy of your child’s Baptism certificate at the time of registration. Once you have completed the forms from the website you can drop them off at registration or drop off at the Parish Office Center to the attention of Religious Education Office.
Providing for an inclusive faith formation program is only limited by our imagination. Our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) provides classes for children of all abilities. Children with developmental, intellectual, sensory, physical or behavioral disabilities are welcome and encouraged to attend weekly (PREP) classes.