Christian Education and
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
Attending: Vicki Irsik, Kelly Hamrin, Monsignor Mak, Karri Brauman, Barb Steinman, Mel Graessle, Karen Blevins, Linda Adams, Linda Bukalski Prayer was led by Monsignor Mak. The Prayer is the Commitment to Mission written by Monsignor Mak that aligns with the Pastoral (pas’ ter el) Plan and will be said at the beginning of parish meetings.…
Lesson Plan for Oct 28, 2020
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Protect others while funding a great cause. We are 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. Please email the form below to firstname.lastname@example.org,…