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Grades 1 - 7

Dear Parents,

You are invited to enroll your elementary school children in Vacation Bible School this summer. We are very excited to bring this back!

We are also looking for adult and teen volunteers to help! Please click here to enroll your children or contact the Religious Education office to volunteer to help this summer.

God Bless,

 

Emily Betz

Director of Religious Education

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It's Time for Vacation Bible School!

We welcome your children to Peace Lab, where they will discover God's way of peace! The five Bible stories in vacation Bible school will take children on an amazing adventure in learning how to be compassionate peacemakers.

Peace Lab is a fun filled time of learning and experiences. Children will watch dramas, sing songs, play games, enjoy snacks, make crafts, and do other activities as they hear bible stories and learn about peace.

Where

O'Gara Center

When

June 27 - July 1, 2022

Noon - 2:00pm

Cost

$50 per Person

Register

Register online by clicking here

We Need Volunteers!

Vacation Bible school is not just for children! There are a number of ways adults and youth can help with Peace Lab:

  • Act in the dramas

  • Lead music and worship

  • Coordinate crafts 

  • Facilitate games 

  • Guide children from one area to another

  • Help with registration

  • Prepare and serve snacks

  • Serve as prayer partners

 

Contact the religious education office if you are able to volunteer. We need at least 7 adults and 7 teens to help with make the program a success!

Religious Education Program Information

St. Patrick Church is using the Loyola press "Christ Our Life" program starting this year. "Written by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the new 2016 edition of Christ Our Life fosters children’s love of God while providing a rich knowledge of our Catholic faith. Christ Our Life comprehensively presents the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church and is the only program aligned with the Church’s mission for a New Evangelization, the NCEA: IFG ACRE assessments, and the Six Tasks of Catechesis."

This program offers family resources and catechist resources online, which is a wonderful opportunity for everyone in our program. 
 

We are still meeting 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Monday or Tuesday. Please check the Religious Education calendar.

Basic elements of the faith are taught at all grade levels with emphasis on the above topics at specific levels. Our textbooks start with the basics of the faith and sacraments and grows with the students.

It is important for students to attend each year to receive a complete education in the basics of our faith.  Spiritual growth as well as Christian community building are important aspects of each year.  Each grade level also decides on a social outreach project to teach our students Catholic Social Teaching.

Please note that incoming 8th grade students are no longer part of the Religious Education program. All incoming 8th graders will be participating in the first year of our Confirmation program under our Youth Coordinator, Brandin Stoy.  For more information about our Confirmation program please click here

If you have any questions regarding Religious Education please contact Emily Betz at ebetz@stpatrick-lakeforest.org or Mae Kopec at mkopec@stpatrick-lakeforest.org or call the Religious Education Office at (847) 234-2179.