Serving the youth of our parish

Religious Education/Faith Formation Registration

Dear Parents, Students, and Catechists,

We welcome you to Our Lady of the Valley Religious Education/Faith Formation program for 2022.

The term “Faith Formation” speaks to our program goals:

  • to help your child learn about and “fall in love” with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • And to know him and serve him here on earth and eternally with Him in Heaven.
  • By following Jesus’ way of love, we become His true Disciples.

Parents are the first and most important teachers of their children. Studies show that the greatest predictor of whether a child will continue to practice their faith as an adult is the faith commitment of the parents! To make a personal, heartfelt choice to become a lifelong Disciple of Jesus.

You are giving a good example to your children, as well as growing in your own faith, by attending weekly Mass, going to Reconciliation, praying together, speaking about your faith at home, and, if possible, volunteering for service in our parish community.

Our Faith Formation program is meant to support parents in their endeavors to raise their children in our holy Catholic faith.

For this 2021/2022 school year, we are going to use the Faith and Life series. We will begin in-person classes on September 18, 2022.

I want to acknowledge our volunteer catechists, who have chosen to teach your children and bring them to a greater understanding of their faith.


  • 1st & 2nd Grades
    Primary Catechist – Mary Stasko
    Assistant Catechist –
  • 3rd & 4th Grades
    Primary Catechist – Susan King
    Assistant Catechist –
  • 5th & 6th Grades
    Primary Catechist – Cheryl Nikirk
    Assistant Catechist – Neva Nikirk
  • 7th, 8th Grades
    Primary Catechist – Burrous Snellings
    Assistant Catechist –

If you have any questions or concerns, you are always welcome to call or stop by our parish office. If you are looking for a way to volunteer, please call the office at: 540-743-4919

Thank you for the faith foundation you have already given to your children, and may God bless you for continuing to educate your children in their journey with Jesus.

Father Perez