Our Lady of Lourdes Religious Education process strives to develop and cultivate the Faith in every area of life of the child, young adult and adult of the Parish. Faith is a life-long process and is not accomplished quickly, nor is it complete after a certain number of years. Knowledge of one’s religion and living out of one’s faith is ongoing. Growth and change are an integral part of the process.
Catechesis educates the child and young adult in the living Faith of the Church and is designed to help at each stage of human development. Teaching the Gospel values encourages a harmonious development of the spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical and social skills of each child, young adult and adult.
The purpose of our Religious Education Program at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is to enrich and challenge the lives of our young people with the Gospel message by word and example, in a loving and caring Christian community.
Our program recognizes that parents are the primary educators of their children in the ways of our Faith. With this in mind, our objective is to assist the children in recognizing our commitment, as a historical people, to the mission of Jesus. The elements of service, teaching prayer, Sacraments and community are part of the continuous tradition of the Catholic Church. We strive to affirm and supplement, but never replace, religious education in the home.
Believing that religious education is a lifelong process, it is necessary for children to attend formal classes every year. The Religious Education process awakens faith through discovery and understanding of God’s active presence in our lives while attempting to elicit a free and loving response of that faith from each child, young adult and adult.
Weekly classes are offered for students in 1st through 12th grade. The program begins in September and continues for approximately 26 weeks. The sessions are held in the Christian Formation Center. Pre-registration and a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate are required.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Religious Education Office at 561-483-2440 Ext 1429
2023-2024 Religious Education Program
Our Religious Education Program consists of a two-year program for the sacrament of Holy Communion and a two-year program for Confirmation.
Requirements For Registration
- Families must live within Parish boundaries, if not they should be registered and active parishioners for at least six months prior to the beginning of classes. Classroom space is limited to 12 students per class.
- A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate
- 50% of Registration fee due upon registration
- A child should be registered for Communion One when entering 2nd grade. By the end of 3rd grade or approximately the age 9, your child is expected to have received First Communion.
- A youth should receive Confirmation by the end of 10th grade in High School or approximately 16 years of age. Therefore the right time to enroll you child in Confirmation One is upon entering 9th grade
How To Register Your Child
Walk-in registrations in the Religious Education Office during the month of August from Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Download a Printable Registration Form and hand deliver or mail it to the Parish Office with the needed documents and deposit.
If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 561-483-2440
THE BREAD OF LIFE
“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Mt. 19:14)
Children receive the Bread of Life for the first time from Fr. Eddie. We share in their joy as it radiates throughout the Church reminding us that our Church is alive and vibrant.
May the Holy Spirit wrap them in God’s love and nurture their spiritual growth throughout their lives.
SEALED WITH THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SIRIT
“Guard this rich trust with the help of the Holy Spirit that dwells within us.” (2 Tim. 1:14)
On Saturday, March 4, 2023, we celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. Thirty-three teens renewed their Baptismal promises, and the Holy Spirit was conferred upon them by the laying on of hands and anointing with the oil of Chrism by Bishop Barbarito. They were sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit and strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. Congratulations to our 33 confirmandi! May God bless you as you continue your Christian life.
Mon, Tues, Thurs:
9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
BECOME A CCD CATECHIST
Please consider volunteering in our Religious Ed program during the next school year. We are always in need of teachers, assistants, office help, and traffic monitors. Teen Helpers are also needed. Help bring our children closer to Jesus. We will train you.
If you have any questions please contact the Religious Ed office at 561-558-1429 or complete the contact form below.
Serving at the Altar and assisting the Priest at Mass is an awesome privilege that allows children who have made their first communion to grow closer to God and serve the Church. Altar Servers get a “behind the scenes” look at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that few others will ever have. It is a great honor and a commitment on the part of the server and their families.
Anyone who is interested in serving should contact the Parish Office at 561-483-2440 to sign up for training
All children, grades 2 through 6, are invited to join the Children’s Choir that sings at the 9:30 am Mass on Sundays. The Choir practices weekly on Wednesdays at 5:20 pm.
Contact the Religious Education Office for more information.
Just a glimpse of what we do in our Religious Education Program.
Come, join and participate in the life of our parish!