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.


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.