Please view our Policies for Religious Education at St. Lawrence
Religious Education is the process of communicating the beliefs, values and practices which make people Catholic Christians. It is the work of handing on, from one generation to the next, the faith that has come down to us from Jesus and the Apostles and the way of life to which that faith calls us.
Saint Lawrence O'Toole Parish provides religious education classes to students in Grades 1 through 8 who are enrolled in non-parochial schools. Our program prepares children to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion during the completion of their second year of Sacramental preparation, and Confirmation in 8th Grade. We also offer a two year Sacramental program for students who begin Religious Education after second grade. Sacramental guidelines are reviewed with parents at scheduled meetings for each grade. We also offer a Sacramental Class for high school students (RCIT).
The Goals of Religious Education are:
- To assist parents in imparting the Catholic faith to their children as a living and life-giving faith;
- To teach students what a Catholic believes and how a Catholic lives in response to that message;
- To involve students and families in the life of the parish, i.e. in worship, community and service;
- To encourage parents to continue their own religious development.
|Academic Year (Sept. - May)||Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday||10:00 - 5:30pm|
|Tuesday Evening Sessions||5:30 - 8:30pm|
|Saturday (during class sessions)||9:30 - 12:30pm|
|June||Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday||10:00 - 5:30pm|
|July & August||Tuesday & Wednesday||10:00 - 4:00pm|