You have selected a Roman Catholic religious education program for your child where the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church will be taught, upholding current documents, including the Catechism of the Catholic Church and utilizing Diocesan programs to train catechists.
Religious education is much more than passing on facts ~ it is about formation. The life of every Catholic, from childhood to adulthood, is about being formed in the image of Christ. Such a process of formation is always new and never ends! Attending Sunday liturgies, daily prayer, conversation about Jesus and reading Scripture is essential. The primary instruction of the Catholic family takes place at the Sunday liturgy. Living in a world with conflicting values, we need the Eucharist to help us stand firmly with one another in our faith and become the followers of Christ that we are called to by our baptism. The family is the first forum in which the mission of evangelization takes place. Hence, parents are recognized as having the primary responsibility for training their children in the practice of the faith (Vatican II, The Church in the Modern World.)*
With your cooperation, this Faith Formation office will assist you in this sacred duty by providing opportunities for parents and children to develop their prayer lives and their formal understanding of the Catholic faith.