The goal of the Adolescent Evangelization and Catechesis team is to instill in the minds and hearts of our young people a deep love for Jesus Christ and the truths of the Catholic faith. We will offer CCE classes Sunday and Wednesday evening that are divided by grade level.
A Vision Statement from the
Adolescent Evangelization and Catechesis Team
of St. Edward Catholic Community
We believe parents are the primary educators in the faith. Parents teach their children about love, respect, discipline, justice, forgiveness, and human dignity. For the young child, parents put a face on God. This "teaching" occurs from infancy through young adulthood. The family is the "domestic church" and as such we have tremendous respect and reverence for each individual family struggling to “be” in this world today.
We see ourselves as partners with both the families we serve and the parish we work within. Parents make a commitment when they bring their children to the church to be baptized. They promise to raise their children in the Catholic faith with all that implies. We who work in religious education at St. Edward Catholic Community make a reciprocal commitment to the children and their families. We will strive to support our families and structure the knowledge they have already imparted to the children. We will build on that as we prepare children to reverently receive sacraments, learn solid Catholic doctrines, and grow closer to our wonderful God.
We believe that our children and youth are the present and future church and we need to prepare them to be good stewards of the gifts God has given them. We need their involvement and their enthusiasm as they learn and grow. We welcome them as contributing members of St. Edward Catholic Community, learning to serve their families, their parish and their God.
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