About Religious Education
The purpose of the Religious Education Program at St. Lawrence Martyr is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to our students and their families. We believe that “the task of imparting education belongs primarily to the family, and that it is in the Christian family . . . that children should be taught to know and worship God and to love their neighbour.” Catechists and staff strive to support the faith life of families, knowing that it is in the domestic church of the home that faith blossoms and is nourished. Because faith is more “caught” than “taught,” family involvement is essential to the success of St. Lawrence Martyr’s Religious Education Program.
At age appropriate times during their religious education, students are introduced to the truths of our faith woven into the Creed; the sacramental life of the Church; life in Christ; and prayer. All materials used in the program comply with the General Directory for Catechesis and provide a comprehensive presentation of doctrine, scripture, morality, prayer and sacraments. Supplementary materials such as videos, worksheets, bibles and music are also used.
Religious Education Registration
Thank you for inquiring about St. Lawrence Martyr’s Religious Education Program and for making your child’s faith formation a priority. It is because of your belief in our loving, generous God, and your desire to pass that on to your child, that the peace and grace of Christ will continue to thrive in our community and in the world.
Registration for the 2015-2016 Religious Education school year is happening now. There is an early registration fee of $80 per child for the entire year, which will end on July 31st. After August 1st , the fee will be $100 per child. For families registering 3 or more children, the registration fee is $200 (a savings of $40 or more).
The children meet on Mondays beginning in mid- September and ending in mid-May from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (There will be no class on most holiday weekends.) A complete schedule will be mailed to your home in August and upon registration.
Please print out form – fill out and return to the pastoral center attention Diane Kaiser.