Religious Education PreK-5th Grades
Risen Christ Parish's Religious Education
Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grades
What is Religious Education?
Religious Education is our family support in raising your Catholic family. As the heads of their family, parents are the first teachers of the faith. We do what we can to support you as you journey with your child(ren), nurturing their and your faith.
Dear Faith Formation Families –
We hope and pray that you are doing well and staying healthy! As you know, the situation with COVID-19 is constantly evolving. We have been working diligently to make sure that the 2020-2021 catechetical year meets your needs as a family. Classes are underway! While it is our goal to meet in person for Sunday School classes for as long as possible, we have developed a contingency plan should State/District/City/Diocesan guidelines necessitate. For our in-person sessions, we are meeting for Elementary Religious Education on Sundays from 9:00-10:15 a.m. As much as we are able, we will look to utilize outdoor space as well as take into account the numbers within our various classes to maintain distance and spread out within our building.
We have thorough policies and procedures to ensure the safety of everyone in our physical classroom spaces. These policies will include extensive cleaning and sanitizing protocols, social distancing rules for classrooms, outbreak protocols and other pertinent information designed to create a safe environment for our volunteers, students, and staff. These policies will be shared with all registered families.
While we cannot substitute the value of meeting in person for formation, we will have a Family Formation option for our Elementary families that you can use at home to grow your Domestic Church. According to St. John Paul II, "The family is the domestic church... the home is the Church in miniature." It will include a very simple prayer experience for the whole family along with age-appropriate activities.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email. Plus, if you feel called to volunteer in some capacity, we especially need your help this year. When life is at its toughest, God uses us to encourage and come alongside others. We are all in this together, loving and supporting one another through faith!
God bless you and your family! Please know of our continued prayers and thoughts for you.
Religious Ed Coordinator
From "Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World:""Why do you think children have to go to Catechesis (religious education)?" - Ana Maria, age 10, from Brazil "You go to catechism to get to know Jesus better! If you have a friend, you enjoy being with him and getting to know him better. You enjoy being with your friend, playing together and getting to know his family, his life, where he was born, and where he lives. This is a good thing. Religious education classes help you get to know your friend Jesus better and his great family, the Church." - Pope Francis, as a response to Ana Maria