GOAL

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.

OBJECTIVES

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.

CLASSES

Weekly classes are offered for students in Kindergarten through 9th grade. The program begins in September and continues for approximately 26 weeks. The sessions are on Wednesdays and are held in the Christian Formation Center. Pre-registration is required, and a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate is needed.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Religious Education Office at 561-483-2440 Ext 1429

2022-2023 Religious Education Program

The Religious Education Program at Our Lady Lourdes invites you to enroll your children for the preparation for the sacraments of Holy Communion I & II and Confirmation I & II. We began accepting new registrations from July.

The Religious Education classes are scheduled to start on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022. First session begins at 4:00 pm, and the second session begins at 6:30 pm. For Communion II, and Confirmation I & II, in-person attendance is required.

Requirements For Registration

  1. Families must live within Parish boundaries or be registered parishioners for 6 months
  2. A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate
  3. 50% of Registration fee due upon registration

Religious Education Fees
$100.00 – 1 child
$200.00 – 2 children
$250.00 – 3 or more children

Sacramental and Office Fees
Holy Communion Year II – $50.00
Confirmation Year II – $50.00

How To Register Your Child

Walk-in registrations started in July.  The Parish Office is open for registrations
9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Download a Printable Registration Form. This form can be mailed or hand delivered to the Parish Office with the required documents and payment.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 561-483-2440

THE BREAD OF LIFE

First Communion

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.

For the months of June and July 2022, please contact the Parish Office for more information.

Effective August 2022, office hours will be:
Tues To Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

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!

DONATIONS

Donate To Parish

Our Parish is sustained through the Generosity Of Parishioners And anyone of goodwill.

Donate To DSA Campaign

Each Parish has the responsibility to support the needs and ministries of the Diocese.

Donate To Grotto Project

Any help given will be a step closer to realizing the dream of having a Shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes in our parish.

Links To Websites Of Interest

VATICAN WEBSITE
DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH
EWTN