“Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents.” (CCC 2226)
The catechetical program (CCD) of Saint Therese of Lisieux Parish works in partnership with the parents of our students in grades 1 through 8. Realizing that our parents are the FIRST and the BEST educators of the faith, our program offers guidance and direction for the fundamental task of catechesis: promoting knowledge of the faith, liturgical education, moral formation, prayerful experiences, service opportunities – all in a community atmosphere. Through these tasks, we attempt to help every child attain an intimate relationship with God: Father, Son & Holy Spirit, and the Catholic Church.