"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.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2226)
We welcome you, along with your family, to our Religious Education Program (REP) 2020-2021, of Our Lady of the Snows Parish. We believe it is very important to offer our children the necessary education to build a solid base nurtured in our Christian beliefs and our Catholic tradition.
With the current pandemic, we are embarking on a 100% virtual program. This means, children will not be required to attend class. Rather, they will connect with a computer, phone or tablet, at a designated date and time, to interact with a catechist and other students to learn about our faith. We will continue requiring that children attend Sunday Mass with parents. Please refer to our reservation system. That'll be our face-to-face opportunity.
These are challenging times. I am sure we will discover new things along the way. Please, be patient as we try to devote all our energies to ensure our parish children receive a solid Catholic formation.
As a parish, we are committed to fully participate in the religious education of your sons and daughters. Your love for our Christian faith, your knowledge of our Catholic Tradition, and your passion teaching our children are highly appreciated.
Sincerely in Christ,
Deacon Franco Foti
Director of Religious Education