"The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute. 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. "
(Catechism of the Catholic Church 2221 & 2223)
Encountering the Living Christ
Welcome to St. Peter’s Religious Education for children and youth.
Each year the United States Bishop’s choose a guiding theme for the new catechetical year. This year’s theme is “ Prayer: The Faith Prayed”
The Christian Formation team believes that assisting you, the primary educator of your children to be one of our most honored privileges. We know that the family is the primary community, the domestic church, where:
The Church, through formal and systemic catechesis nurtures and incorporates members into the body of Christ. Thus, the bond between home and Church enables, empowers and nurtures families to be living examples of Christ and builds up the Kingdom of God.
The goal of religious education is to deepen and nurture the faith of the Body of Christ. The Christian Formation team builds upon the foundation that you have laid; by fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of faith, imparting accurate knowledge of tradition, doctrine and dogma. Please feel free to approach us with any questions, clarification on teachings or to express an idea which could enhance our programs. The Christian Formation team will support you in fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of faith, which binds us together in the one Body of Christ. The entire Church community, beginning at the parish level, puts itself at the service of the family to help form young Catholics.
We are excited about the many opportunities for active learning that translates into active faith. We welcome your interest in St. Peter’s Christian Formation processes and especially hearing from parents regarding their child’s religious education.