religious education 2023-2024
Family Immersed Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation is starting again on Saturday, October 7, 2023. For those not familiar with the F.I.R.E. program, families meet the first Saturday of the month from October through May. Sacrament Preparation classes meet from 3-4 pm on Saturday afternoon and then on the third Sunday after the 9:30am Mass. There will be homework that goes home with your children that covers other things they need to know since there is only so much they can learn once a month.
The schedule is as follows:
*Families sign in and drop off their dinner in Wahl Hall
before attending the 4:30pm Mass
*When Mass ends families will eat dinner together in Wahl Hall
*Fr. Grady or Deacon Paul will present the lesson at 6pm
in the Church
*Following the lesson a relatable activity is planned in
Wahl Hall for each family
*There is a closing prayer and blessing around 7:30pm
The whole family (grandparents, younger brothers and sisters,
HS siblings, even siblings’ home from school are all welcome.
“Catechesis is intrinsically linked with the whole of liturgical and sacramental activity, for it is in the sacraments, especially in the Eucharist, that Christ Jesus works in fullness for the transformation of human being… sacramental life is impoverished and very soon turns into hollow ritualism if it is not based on serious knowledge of the meaning of the sacraments, and catechesis becomes intellectualized if it fails to come alive in the sacramental practice.”