Religious ED 

get to Handing on the Faith

The Domestic Church

 

Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule.

 

The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery - the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the "material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones." Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them

CCC 2223

Religious Education K-6

 Our Divine Savior's Religious Education programs are designed to support parents as the primary educators of the faith. We offer Religious Education classes for kindergarten through 6th grade on Sunday mornings from 10:05-10:50. If a weeknight is best for your family's schedule, we now offer Religious Education classes for 2nd -6th grade on Wednesday evenings from 7:00PM - 8:00PM.

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Parent Resources

Conifrmation 

The Sacrament of Confirmation is the last Sacrament to be received before being fully initiated into the Church. Far from being an end to religious education or a graduation, rather, Confirmation is the strengthening of our role in the mission of the Church, which is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Confirmation meetings for junior high students are Wednesday nights from 7PM -8:30PM 

Confirmation meetings for high school students are Sunday mornings from 9:30AM - 10:45AM 

 

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Sacrament Preparation

meaningful experiences that help children and their parents understand, prepare for, and celebrate the Sacraments.

 

A 2 year Curriculum

1st Confession

first reconcilliation

As part of their preparation for their First Reconciliation children are taught the basic prayers of the Church, The Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and the Act of Contrition.

In order to make a proper confession, children are taught the Ten Commandments in order to give them a basic understanding of God's Law. Before receiving the Sacrament, children are taught how to make a good examination of conscience.     

Confirmed

Confirmation

Confirmation is two year program for students in 7th and 8th grade.  The program seeks to prepare teens for the missionary mandate they receive at confirmation to "go out into the whole world and proclaim the good news.". Alternating years focus on Evangelization: Deepening their understanding on the person of Christ and the teachings of his bride the Church

Mission: Understanding the gifts of the Spirit and how they help us fulfill the mission of
the Church.

Eucharist

First Communion

As part of preparation to receive their First Communion, children begin by establishing regular habits of attending Mass every Sunday and Religious education classes. Children are taught about the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and as well as parts of the mass, and how to properly receive the Sacrament.

Holy Family Part 2

In the Unity of the Holy Spirit

Holy Family 1

Through Him With Him In Him

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