Immaculate Conception Parish School of Religion Classes during the COVID 19 pandemic will be held with a combination of virtual and at home catechesis.
“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)
“Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents.” (CCC 2226)
The Immaculate Conception Parish School of Religion (PSR) provides religious formation for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th who attend public schools. Our goal is to instruct the youth of our parish family as a community of believers in the Catholic faith.
The parish provides this PSR program to help parents fulfill their commitment as primary educators of our Catholic faith. With cooperation between parents and teachers, the children will develop responsible behavior essential in their growth as contributing members of the Catholic community.
The instructions include faith-enriching experiences, such as liturgies, faith instructions, prayer, service projects, sacramental preparation, discussions leading to moral awareness, and community service. All of this is made possible by volunteer catechists from Immaculate Conception Parish.
PSR classes are held from August to May each year on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 at Immaculate Conception School. A small fee is asked for each student in attendance to help defray expenses for materials and textbooks.
For registration or questions regarding the PSR program please contact Hope Wienhoff, PSR Coordinator, at 281-5105 ext. 352 or [email protected]