Faith Formation for Children
It is within the family where children are raised and formed as human beings. The parental role in this human formation is governed by love, a love which places itself “at the service of children to draw forth from them (“e-ducere“) the best that is in them” and which “finds its fullest expression precisely in the task of educating.” (Compendium, No. 239) The family is the “first school.” A parish religious education program exists to assist your family in teaching your children the faith and the teaching of the Church.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
During the Liturgy of the Word of the 9:00 am Mass each Sunday from September through April at Our Lady of the Valley, catechists present the readings of the day to children ages four through fourth grade in a way they can clearly understand.