Our 2021-22 catechetical year will begin on Tuesday, September 28th. Registration for the 2021-22 year is underway. We will be offering in-person classes with remote learning available only with a medical exemption (we are following the public school district procedures).
General Program Information: New families will be able to register at any time once registration is open! Please contact Deacon Mick in the Religious Education Office for an appointment.
Tuition: There will not be an increase in tuition for the 2021-22 school year. The tuition rate is all-inclusive, no extra fees! This will be the fourth year in a row without an increase to tuition.
What is it? Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a ministry offered at each Sunday, 10 a.m. Mass from September - May. The idea behind Children’s Liturgy of the Word is to take young children (Kindergarten through 3rd grade) and help them understand the Sunday Gospel for the week, in language meant for them. Young kids often do not understand the adult language used during Mass, and since they are so young, their attention is often focused elsewhere. This makes Mass less engaging for them, and more work for their parents.
During Children’s Liturgy of the Word, the leader will take the children to Marian Place, which is the area with the sofa and chairs just down the steps from the Narthex of the Church. There, the Catechist will read the Gospel with them, using approved materials meant for children, followed by questions on how the Gospel reflects in their life, as well as coloring, crossword puzzles, word finds and crafts.
Each session is usually about 20 minutes long. It starts right before the First Reading with a dismissal in Church often led with a prayer from the Priest or Deacon. It will end at the conclusion of the Prayers of the Faithful (petitions).
Our goal is to help our children be excited about the Gospel and church, by having it be more relatable to them, and also to give parents an opportunity to be able to focus on the Mass, while knowing their kids are being thought of as well. Please support us and encourage your children to spend time with us in learning about the Gospel each week!
We love to have more Catechists as a part of this ministry. Your involvement could be as little as once per month!
Contact the Religious Education Office for more information. All necessary training is provided.
Do you need to complete any of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist and/or Confirmation)?
If so, we welcome you here at Ascension of Our Lord Parish!
Please contact the Religious Education Office for more information!
“Our team of Catechists share their knowledge, faith, and love for God with your children. They are committed to creating and fostering a welcoming, comfortable environment for your child to learn, share, and pray.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Religious Education Program and hope the experience will be enriching for your entire family. By actively participating in liturgy, education, and faith-centered activities, you are sure to quickly feel part of this vibrant, faith-filled community!”