There is no more important task within the Church than passing on the faith from one generation to the next. Parents are obviously the foundation. Our goal is to build on this foundation and create an environment that gives children the opportunity for spiritual growth by nurturing their appreciation and knowledge of their faith. We teach a curriculum that emphasizes Gospel values and the necessity of deepening our relationship with Jesus, the source and model for Christian life. Compassion and empathy for others is the most striking testimony of his life, and therefore a measure of discipleship. It is our objective that children embody Christian values into everyday life.
The underlying philosophy of our ministry stems from the Second Vatican Council to make faith, living, conscious and active. It is important that children be involved in the parish from an early age so that they acquire a consciousness of being an active member of our community. This involvement centers around the Sunday Liturgy, which should be part of the fabric of a child’s life, along with prayers, values, and works of charity that are taught at home.
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, Do not stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” And he put his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.
- Matthew 19:14-15