Catechesis

Religious Education at Saint Albert the Great

The transmission of the Christian faith consists primarily in proclaiming Jesus Christ in order to lead others to faith in him. 

"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may hae fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his SOn Jesus Christ. And we are writing this that our joy may be complete" (1 John 1:1-4).

Lifelong, Ongoing Catechesis

Our catechetical programs at Saint Albert the Great strive to provide an atmosphere where all members, individuals as well as entire families can experience God’s Word and Love so that through age-appropriate instruction, faith becomes living, conscious and active in their daily lives.

Little Lambs

Little Lambs runs between October and May. Little Lambs is an extension of our Family Formation program and is an opportunity for your pre-schooler (ages 3 4) to attend "Sunday School" the first Sunday of the month during the 10:00 a.m. Mass. After this once a month class, your child will be given materials to work on each week with you at home so that together you may discover the riches of our faith.

As your child approaches school age, you will be invited, as a family, to continue the journey and participate within the offerings of our Religious Education department. We are hereto give you any support you need as the primary catechist of your child!

Whole Family Catechesis

Family Formation is our formal catechetical program for students in Kindergarten to 5th grade.

We believe this program allows each child and family to thrive in today’s world.  For our children to accept and be nourished by the teachings of the Church, parents also must be involved directly in teaching the faith to their children.  At Saint Albert we look to partner with the family, the “domestic church,” as the most important Christian influence since it is in the home that a child learns that faith. 

Children learn from their parents by word and by example. We seek to support families with faith-filled and formed catechesis, Catholic resources to engage the whole family and opportunities for families to live out the sacramental life of the Church. Religious education classes reinforce the traditions of that faith and each child’s Roman Catholic identity, while the parish supports the child in learning to celebrate that faith in the community. 

Through the cooperative effort of parents, catechists, and students, our children will grow in their love for God and knowledge of their Catholic faith, develop their God-given gifts and talents, and live as contributing, respectable citizens through their commitment to service as Catholic Christians.

Junior High Youth Group

EDGE is a middle school youth ministry program (Grades 6th - 8th) usually offered on the third Saturday night of the month. Sudents are encouraged to attend the 4:00 p.m. Mass, and are then invited to join us in the Upper Room at 5:00 p.m. for food (dinner), faith sharing and fun geared specifically for the middle school student. EDGE ends at 8:00 p.m.

Life Teen

As A Eucharist-centered movement with the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present with the young Church.

 

 

"Catechesis aims at putting 'people ... in communion ... with Jesus Christ: only he can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity" (Catechism of the Catholic Church § 426).