Elementary Religious Education for St. Mary by the Lake Parish is designed for all children attending a public school in grades K5 – 5. Classes are held in the Education Center and taught by volunteer catechists who receive training to enable them to share our Catholic faith in an effective way.
Through all course offerings our main goal is to help children know and love God, to know about God and the teachings of the Church so they may grow in their relationship with God and in their Catholic faith, and be motivated to serve God and the Church. Elementary Faith Formation at St. Mary by the Lake Parish is designed for all children attending a public school in grades K5 – 6. Classes are held in the Education Center and taught by volunteer catechists who receive training to enable them to share our Catholic faith in an effective way.
In 1st through 5th grade, the catechists will utilize the Discover: Finding Faith in Life, a Bible based curriculum. Filled with exciting, energetic learning that will get your kids out of their seats as they excitedly dive into the Bible and the teachings of the Church! Each child receives their own Discover! Kit, containing everything they need for their exciting faith journey. Children will dive into Bible stories in their own Catholic Children's Bible to encounter Jesus through the stories and people of scripture. Then, they get out of their seats for a built-in energetic learning activity that helps build a meaningful lesson. Next, they connect the Bible story and hand-on activity with Catholic doctrine through age-appropriate prayers, puzzles, and challenges in their Activity Book. Watch as they connect the dots and transform a learned faith into a joyfully lived faith! When they are done with the day's discoveries, everything gets packed up in their own backpack until it's time for the next adventure!
Our Kindergarten and Sixth grade classes utilize Finding God by Loyola Press, where they learn about God’s Love for them and Judeo-Christian History from the Old Testament.
OPENING FAMILY LITURGY:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm. in Church
A brief, information session will be held immediately following the Opening Liturgy. Parent packs, schedules and all pertinent information will be distributed at this meeting. Families will also be given the opportunity to meet their catechist(s).
2018-19 FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION MATERIALS: