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 2020/2021!
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.
- to make a personal, heartfelt choice to become a lifelong Disciple of Jesus.
- 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 his/her faith as an adult is the faith commitment of the parents!
You are giving 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 2020-21 school year, due to COVID-19 concerns, we are going to use the Faith and Life series which will work with our new program My Catholic Faith Delivered online. However, we will begin live in-person classes on September 13, 2020. If, for some reason, we are unable to meet in the classrooms, your student will not experience any interruptions in learning with our new online program. Catechists will continue weekly with online instruction. More information and guidelines for our Covid19 preparation will be sent to the parents via email.
I would like to acknowledge our volunteer catechists, who have chosen to teach your children, and to bring them to a greater understanding of their faith.
1st & 2nd Grades
Primary Catechist – Mary Stasko
Assistant Catechist –
3rd & 4th Grades
Primary Catechist – Mary Vaughn
Assistant Catechist – Susan King
5th & 6th Grades
Primary Catechist – Cheryl Nikirk
Assistant Catechist – Neva Nikirk
7th, 8th Grades
Primary Catechist – Burrous Snellings
Assistant Catechist – Debbie Snellings
If you have any questions or concerns, you are always welcome to call or stop by our parish office.
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.