Teaching our future generations the Word of the Lord is one of the pillars within our community. We have a strong education program run by passionate volunteers, wanting to pass along the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. For adults, we have the Rite of Christian Initiation program run by our very own Deacon Paul. The Sundays on which classes are given are always buzzing with excitement. We cannot wait to see you and your children with us.
This year due to the virus, we will only be offering classes for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. We will be teaching First Holy Communion (2nd grade) via zoom. Confirmation will take place in person at the paristorial center. If you have a child in another grade whom you would like to homeschool, the text books (in English) for all grades are on sale for €50 each.
Thank you for continuing your child’s religious education this year, and we apologize for any inconvenience this new policy has caused.
Our Education Programs
Our education program exists our of different classes for groups interesting in learning about our faith. We have various ways our kids can get to know the Word and learn about Jesus. During mass they can join Liturgy of the Word or you can enroll your kids in our Religious Education Program. For adults interested in learning more about Christianity, we have Rite of Initiation classes.
Childrens Liturgy Of The Word
We aim to introduce the children to the Liturgy of the Word in the way that it forms part of the “adult” mass. But we do this in a way that engages our kids and makes learning about Jesus fun and exciting. There is no need to register for Children’s Liturgy-the children need only come to the front at the beginning of the mass when Fr. Sjaak calls the children forward.
Religious Education Program
We offer a religious education program for children from Kindergarten (age 5) to Confirmation (14 years and up). We use the Sadlier “We Believe” program which was developed by nationally recognized experts in catechesis, curriculum, and child development. These teachers of the faith and practioniones helped to frame every lesson to be age appropriate and appealing. In addition, a team including respected catechetical, liturgical, pastoral, and theological experts shared their insights and inspired the development of this program.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
For anyone that becomes interested in our Christian faith, we offer an education program for adults led by Deacon Paul. You might be completely new to our faith, you might want to grow your understanding or you might feel the need to deepen your relationship with Christ. Everyone is welcome to attend this program.