“Let the little children come to me.”

In Christ’s own words we are beckoned to draw the little ones to Him.  It is in this spirit that the Director and volunteer teachers of the Religious Education Program strive to find each student where he/she is in their faith life and encourage them to take steps closer to God. All children are welcome to participate in the Religious Education Program. The purpose of this program is to aid parents in their primary role as catechists by providing a welcoming faith-based learning environment. The Catholic Church recognizes that as parents, you are the primary educators of your children in the faith. We are not seeking to substitute or replace the formation that takes place in the home, but are here to assists, support, and supplement the learning that is already occurring. We look forward to working with you as you educate your children in the Catholic Faith. May God who has begun the good work in us, bring it to completion! Please contact Teri Lauwers at teril@stjoegold.org with questions or if you would like to register a child for Religious Education or Youth Ministry.

If you have a child who needs to prepare to receive a sacrament, please contact Teri. Sacramental Preparation is included in our Religious Education Program.