Religious Education

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Welcome from the Pastor

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the Parish Religious Education program at Our Lady of Consolation.  I am hopeful when I see our Catholic faith being handed on to the next generation and congratulate you for fulfilling this responsibility. Our real religious formation begins in the home. A loving family is the first place we come to know a loving God, it is the first place we learn to pray and it is the first place we learn to live morally.  Home is where it all begins.

By participating in PRE, you are partnering with the catechists of the parish, to enhance your understanding of our Catholic tradition and preparing for a lifetime of participating in the sacramental life of the Church.  What happens in the PRE classroom needs to be nourished and strengthened by regular participation in Sunday Mass, reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation periodically, and by living according to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on to us in the Scriptures and in Tradition.  Our PRE program is designed to help you to do that.

I hope and pray that all of us will be blessed by a year of deepening our understanding of our Catholic faith, a greater desire to follow Christ whole-heartedly and an abundant outpouring of God’s grace.  May we all communicate God’s love and compassion in our homes and workplaces, our schools and places of recreation.

Peace and all good!

Fr Tom Merrill, OFM Conv. Pastor