Elementary Religious Education (Grades 1-6) 8:45 - 9:40 am & 10:45 - 11:40 am Sundays, Mid-September through early-May.
Our Faith Formation curriculum follows the liturgical calendar and focuses on the Gospel. Pflaum Gospel Weeklies’ lesson plans present a comprehensive, age –appropriate overview of our Christian, Catholic faith. An emphasis is placed on using group and individual activities that respect different learning and teaching styles. There is a strong focus on different types of prayer: personal prayer and reflection, guided meditation and community prayer. An added benefit, which reflects the spirit of SJA, is the lessons’ emphasis on one or more of the Catholic Social Teachings of respect, dignity, caring, responsibility, and relationship with God and others. A number of large-group events, reinforcing the lessons, are scheduled throughout the program year.
At the end of class, children join their parents in our Church to participate in the celebration of Family Mass (9:45 and 11:45). Holiday vacation dates are announced during the year.
Volunteer instructors and classroom aides undergo a background check, sign SJA’s Code of Conduct and complete VIRTUS training (for those 18 and older). Volunteers 16-17 are accepted with approval and adult supervision. Parents of students are asked to assist in their child’s class three times during the program year. This is valuable assistance to the teachers and aides and allows parents to gain knowledge of the lessons/activities their children experience.
To volunteer in the Elementary Religious Education ministry or to enroll your child in this rich experience, please contact the Elementary Faith Formation Director, Marie Bissonnette at email@example.com