Beginning in 2018-19, we will offer both Integrated PSR sessions for children as well as our family-centered PSR program, "Growing In Faith Together" (GIFT). Our Elementary religious education program is here to support you in the faith development of your children. Our sessions strive to help your child grow in their prayer life, experience and encourage discipleship, and to know the gifts of belonging to a vibrant faith community. Our religious education sessions are led by volunteer catechists who love sharing our faith with our children.
Our Integrated PSR program meets every other week for a catechist-led session. In addition, there will be self-paced, at-home instruction that includes parent formation and activities for both the family and child. We use Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation as our foundational curriculum. This curriculum integrates our Sunday Eucharist celebrations with the ongoing life of the parish community. The program flows from the words of Jesus Christ in the Gospels. Children experience active learning through both the liturgy and Catholic doctrine as well as fellowship and service to the community.
Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) helps us to find ways to practice our faith daily and to share it within our families. GIFT meets once a month from 9:00 am to 10:30 am and culminates with the celebration of the 10:45 am Mass. Sessions include both family time as well as breakouts in age-appropriate groups. At least one parent must attend the session with their child(ren). Continued practice of living and sharing the faith will be accomplished through the use of the online GIFT resource center. It is our expectation that you can devote approximately 30 minutes a week using any of these resources to strengthen your family's faith journey.