Commission on

Christian Education and

Faith Formation



Chairwoman-Linda Adams

Vice-Chairwoman-Barb Steinman

Secretary- Mel Graessle

The Commission on Christian Education and Faith Formation provides the primary leadership among parishioners in fulfilling the parish’s responsibility for handing on the authentic tradition of the Catholic faith to parishioners of every age;  facilitating the ongoing conversion of Christian disciples; and preaching the Gospel in the local community by word, sacrament and service.

The Education Commission fulfills its mission by being the primary resource for identifying and prioritizing the catechetical needs and objectives of the entire parish;  assisting the pastor in establishing and reviewing policies, programs, and initiatives designed to meet these needs and accomplish these objectives; and assists the other parish commissions in the faith formation and educational aspects of their respective areas of concern.

Key Responsibility Areas

Order of Christian Initiation:  The preparation for initiation into the Church for adults and children of catechetical age will be a special ministry of the commission, ensuring that there are catechists and sponsors to accompany the catechumens on the way to full initiation in to the sacramental life of the Church. Programs also must be designed as to allow those baptized in another Christian denomination to be received into full communion as soon as they are properly disposed, and not according to a calendar or schedule.

  • Christ Renews His Parish and Renewal Movements
  • Marriage Preparation, Baptism of Infants and Formation for Family Life:
  • K-12 Religion Classes
  • Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • The New Evangelization
  • Parish Faith Formation Library
  • Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life

Education Commission Meeting, March 4, 2021

By Marilee Poulter

Education Commission,Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church,Lake Ozark, Missouri Thursday,March 4, 2021 Roll Call and Introductions:  Present were Linda Adams, Linda Bukalski, Kelly Hamrin, Deacon Paul and Marilee Poulter Opening Prayer: [Prayer Leader:  Marilee Poulter]  Vision and Inspiration: Reflection material—scripture, theology or church document—and discussion or response to what has been presented for inspiration.  Commitment…

PSR Class December 16, 2020 — Liturgy Lesson Plan for Dec 20, Fourth Sunday of Advent!

By Vicki Irsik | December 17, 2020

Click Here for Lesson Plan

PSR Grades K-12 — Table of Class and Contact Links

By Vicki Irsik | December 10, 2020

Click here for Teacher Emails and Class Links by Grade, Confirmation and High School

Buy a MASK and help our youth go to NCYC!

By Marilee Poulter | December 4, 2020

Protect others while funding a great cause. We are still selling face masks with Our Lady Of the Lake logo to help our youth raise money to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in November 2021. Masks are $10 each and all proceeds go to cover their expenses. The Please email the form below…