St. Mary of Sorrows Faith Formation

Religious Education Program Mission

The mission of the Religious Education program is to proclaim the Gospel and bring people into communion with God. “Jesus Christ is at the heart of catechesis. It is only through Jesus that we can love the Father in the Spirit and share in the life of the Trinity.”

Our aim is to hand on the message of Jesus Christ to our adults and children by professing, living, and celebrating the Faith in liturgy and prayer.

(National Directory for Catechesis)

The goals of the Religious Education Program are to support and assist the parents as the primary religious educators of their children. The home is the domestic Church and the place where a child first experiences the Catholic faith. You teach primarily by the example you set. It is extremely crucial for children to experience the love of God in their homes.

The Religious Education Program of St. Mary of Sorrows intends to work in partnership with parents in order to assist them in living their vocations as educators of their children. This program should merely complement, not replace, the catechesis children receive in the home. The Religious Education Program assists parents in their God-given role as educators of the faith.