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Click here to learn more about, register, and volunteer for our summer children's programs. 

  • Catholic VBS for preschool through grade 5 the week of June 12th, 9:00am - Noon.

 

 

  • Archdiocesan Totus Tuus day program for Grades 1-6 and evening program for grades 7-12, the week of July 16th.

"Let us spare no effort in the formation of our young people...

"To help our young people to discover the courage and joy of faith, the joy of being loved personally by God, is very difficult. But when young people understand it, when young people experience it through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, this ‘being personally loved by God’ accompanies them for the rest of their lives.”

(Pope Francis at the Cathedral of St Sebastian in Rio de Janeiro on July 27, 2013) 

Online registration is closed for this school year. Please contact the office to discuss class options. 

This year, as we continue to prepare for the Archdiocese's implementation of Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation, all children third grade and up, enrolled in our parish religious education program, will prepare to receive the sacrament of Confirmation in spring 2017. Second grade will begin using the Archdiocese’s two year curriculum for Restored Order, preparing to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation in the spring of 2017, and Confirmation and Eucharist in spring 2018. 

Please consider sharing your love of the Faith with our parish children. 

Do you want to do a good deed? Teach the young!

Do you want to perform a holy act? Teach the young! 

Do you want to do a holy thing? Teach the young!

Truly, now and for the future, among holy things, this is the holiest."

__ St. John Bosco

Catechists, substitute catechists and classroom aides are always needed. Please prayerfully consider volunteering as a catechist or aide. Prior teaching experience is not necessary, just a desire to help catechize our parish children. As required by the Archdiocese of Denver, all volunteers who work with children must agree to a background check and complete the Called to Protect safe environment training.   

To learn more about why Archbishop Aquila is restoring the order of the Sacraments of Initiation, visit the Archdiocese of Denver website page, Saints Among Us, where you will find the Archbishop’s letter, his teleconference, videos of his talks and other documents. Even if you don’t have a child that is affected by the change, Archbishop Aquila provides valuable information on “the theology of the Sacraments of Initiation, the role of parents in handing on the faith, and how returning these sacraments to their original order will help respond to the spiritual needs of our time and foster a culture of ongoing conversation” (overview, Saints Among Us Pastoral Letter)

The Catholic Church recognizes that parents are the first and foremost educators of their children, and your child's faith formation begins in the home. How you live your faith has a much greater impact and influence on your child than any one-hour program offered weekly in a classroom setting. In addition, attending Mass together each weekend teaches children more about the importance of praying together and the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith, than any textbook lesson.

The goal of our parish Religious Education program is to assist parents by offering a quality program where children can experience and further understand the importance of their gift of faith and the incredible love of the Lord. We endeavor to proclaim and teach the Gospel of Christ as found in Sacred Scripture and the Sacred Traditions of the Roman Catholic Church, and to bring awareness of the richness of those Traditions and Catholic Doctrines. 

We also offer special classes in the Christian Initiation of the Faith for children, teens, and adults who have not yet been baptized Catholic; and sacramental preparation for those who were baptized as infants but have not received further sacraments or instruction in the faith. We recognize that each family’s situation is unique, so we ask that you contact the religious education office to discuss which class will best suit your child.

 

For class information, please email, call, or stop by the religious education office.

We are always happy to welcome new families!

 

 “The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity”  (Pope John Paul II, On Catechesis In Our Time, 5)