Religion

       
                                        

Partners in Faith


The spiritual life of your second grader will be enriched and enhanced by the preparation and reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion.  These events in the life of your child are milestones in his or her faith development.  Additionally, the focus of our religion program is to assist all children in strengthening their relationship with God that began at their Baptism.  You are your child’s first teacher and first introduction to this sacred relationship.  My goal is to partner with you this year to nurture this relationship within the context of our Catholic faith and identity. 

Children will learn about Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith through sacred scripture and sacred tradition.  They will celebrate their faith by learning about the sacraments and participating in our Tuesday liturgies.  Guidance will be given to support children in making the choice to follow Jesus’ example and his teachings.  By choosing to love God and others, children will live the commandments and the spirit of the Beatitudes through their words and deeds.  Prayer will be a constant throughout our school year as a response to St. Paul’s instructions to, “Pray without ceasing.”  Children will also learn about St. Joseph Parish and the universal Catholic Church.  They will learn about our Blessed Mother and the saints, and they will learn about how they were called by God to serve others.  As disciples of Jesus, children will listen for their call from God as they grow in love and knowledge and service.