LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH CHILDREN
Children ages K-3 are dismissed at the 10:0AM Mass during the Liturgy of the Word to hear and discuss the Sunday readings in language they can better understand. Adults facilitate Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
The Catholic Church has always maintained that parents are the primary teachers of the faith through instruction, practice and example. The Church also recognizes its own responsibility to aid parents through the teaching role of the Church. The two primary ways that the Church fulfills this role is through the provision of Catholic Schools and for religious education classes for students who attend secular schools. For students who do not attend a Catholic School there is a joint religious education program between St. Andrews, St. Pauls and Sacred Heart parishes.
Currently, religious ed. classes for grades 1-8 are on Saturday mornings at St. Andrews from 9AM to 10:30 from September through May. Grades 9-11 are on Sunday mornings at St. Andrews from 9:30AM to 10:45AM.
There is a registration fee for religious education to help defray the costs of books and supplies used during the year. If fee is a hardship on the family, please contact the pastor; inability to pay should never exclude a child’s access to faith formation.