On Wednesday evening, September 26, 2012, our Religious Education teachers gathered for an inservice meeting in preparation for the new year of religious education for our children. During the meeting, Father Faustino asked the teachers to sign an oath promising to teach and defend the doctrines of the Catholic Church. Father explained to the teachers that the oath was developed in consultation with Bishop Morlino and other diocesan officials. The Bishop and Father agreed this oath is a perfect way to start the new Catechetical year in conjunction with the start of the Year of Faith (beginning on October 11 as declared by Pope Benedict XVI).
The oath specifically details many of the beliefs that are to be taught and upheld (click link below to see complete oath). After reading and explaining the oath to the teachers, Father distributed copies to each Catechist for them to sign. The first Religious Education class is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17.
Winter Weather Policy
If school is cancelled or closes early due to weather there will not be religious education. Also, religious education can be cancelled if the weather gets bad after school lets out, so if it looks bad be on the look out for an email or a phone call. Or you can call the parish office at 348-9735 or my phone 608-712-3960 or check the St. Mary Web Page at http://stmaryplatteville.org.
Faith Formation Program: Provides regular religious education classes and sacramental preparation for youth in elementary, middle, and high school. Teachers and retreat team members are needed.
Click Here for the Religious Education Parent Handbook
Click Here to see the 2012-2013 Religious Education Schedule for Grades 1-6
Below is valuable information regarding the Religious Education Program for 2012-2013. Please click on the item(s) you wish to review.
Adult Faith Formation is an invitation to planning, implementing, and advertising programs to help adults 18 and over explore and learn more about their Catholic Faith. This program includes:
Bible Study: People who are interested in participating in a small group Bible Study The Seat of Wisdom Diocesan Institute is a program of Adult Faith Formation and Catechetical Certification in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin.
Adult Retreat: People who are interested in spiritual enrichment in small groups.
One Time Events: Volunteers are needed to help plan periodic events, eg. Parish Mission.
The Institute offers a comprehensive and systematic formation based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It aims to put adult participants “not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ” (John Paul II, CT) thereby strengthening them to be more effective witnesses and teachers of the Gospel.
Click here to find learn about The Seat of Wisdom Diocesan Institute.
Platteville Catholic Community Adult Faith Formation (PCCAFF)
Mission Statement: “I believe, in order to better understand, and I understand, the better to believe.”
Adult Faith Formation is an invitation to ongoing conversion to Jesus through education, reflection, and enrichment opportunities that promote and support Christian life and community. Our prayer is that we will be touched and transformed by the life giving message of Jesus Christ.
Vision: The vision of Adult Faith Formation is to see parishioners growing in an ongoing personal relationship with God and carrying that message out into their communities.
This small, but dynamic committee meets monthly the last Tuesday at 9:30 AM in the St. Mary Hospitality Room.