Dear Students and Parents:
I would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 RE year!
I believe that the work we put into educating our children in the faith will bear much fruit in their lives. It is my hope that each child finishes this year with a deeper understanding of truth and a more intense relationship with Jesus Christ. I ask you that you join me in asking God to bless our efforts and deepen the faith of each child within our parish.
I would like to acknowledge the catechists who have chosen to invest their time,talents, and energy in your children. Please take a moment to express to them your appreciation. All of our RE staff are volunteers who freely choose to serve. All of our RE staff are volunteers.
1 & 2nd Grades
Primary Catechist – Mary Stasko
Assistant Catechist – Neva Nikirk
3 & 4th Grades
Primary Catechist – Mary Vaughn
Assistant Catechist – Susan King
5 & 6th Grades
Primary Catechist – Cheryl Nikirk
Assistant Catechist – Jennifer Goff
7th, 8th, & 9th Grades
Primary Catechist – David Seals
Assistant Catechist – Debbie Snellings
I take very seriously the matter of ensuring that we provide the best education possible here at Our Lady of the Valley. All of our classes will utilize the Faith and Life series by Ignatius Press with the exception of the 1st & 2nd grade classes which will utilize the Blessed series by Dynamic Catholic. Should you ever have a question or concern in regard to the material being taught to your child, I encourage you to contact me directly. The same is true for any suggestions on how we can better serve the children of the parish.
We are always in need of help. If you feel the Lord calling you to help with Religious Education, please let us know. We are currently in need of a part-time assistant catechist ( 2 Sundays a month) and substitute catechists.
Our kickoff to the RE year will be on September 8 in the church annex immediately following 9 am Mass
Yours in Christ,
DRE, Our Lady of the Valley
This program is available to help parents educate their children in the Catholic Faith.
It provides grade-level classes and sacramental preparation classes for children, and periodic presentations for parents.
Our goal is to ignite in our children a spark that will lead them to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
By the grace of the Holy Spirit, we strive to bring parents and children of the parish into a deep, personal communion with Christ and His Church.
Children study the basic beliefs of our Catholic faith. This program is open to children in 1st through 9th grade.
Classes are held on Sundays, September through May, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church from 9:45am to 10:45 am.
Registration is held each spring and summer for the upcoming school year.
The registration form is available for download below.
ALL children must have a registration form filled out for the upcoming 2019-2020 year.