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St. Mary of the Angels Religious Education program serves our youth from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Religious Education is the responsibility of parent (s)/ guardians who are the stewards of their children’s youth’s faith development. Religious Education programs exist to support parents/ guardians, but they never replace them. Our Religious Education program is about both informing and forming young disciples of Jesus Christ. We seek to assist parents and guardians in teaching the Catholic faith to their children. Using age appropriate materials, youth will come to know, love, and serve God and to participate in the churches mission to “make disciples of all nations,”
According to the “Elementary Religion Curriculum of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston” Anyone who attends Catholic school or parish religious education program is expected to know certain key truths of our faith; truths about God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; why we go to Mass and receive the sacraments; why and how we pray; what the Blessed Virgin Mary, the saints, and believers all around the world mean to us; why we have a church and how it is organized. Children and youth growing up in the Catholic Church need to come to see our faith truly as a way of life and as an exciting way to be in the world.”
For the 2020-2021 Religious Education Classes we will use online resources and handouts instead of our normal books. One of the online resources is FORMED.ORG. FORMED is full of wonder videos, programs; many of these have printable leaders guides and student handouts. You can register for your account by going to FORMED.ORG. You register for your account with your personal email address using the churches name and zip code (29624). That’s all there is to getting your own account.
ALL PARISHIONERS and FAMILIES are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of FORMED by registering for your personal account to continue the learning at home!