K-6 Family Catechesis

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

Welcome St. Mark and St. Luke families! Through our Family Catechesis program, we support each other in living out our vocation as Christian families: accepting the life of Jesus Christ given to us in the sacraments and making it present in our homes through prayer and acts of love for each other. Below you will see information on our 2020-21 year. Please check back soon for information on registration for the new year!

Our 2020-21 Theme:

Life in Christ

In Baptism, we have been given the life of the Risen Lord. His Holy Spirit teaches us to pray to the Father and guides us to act in love of God and neighbor. Life in Christ is not simply following a set of rules: it is opening our hearts so that Jesus may act through us, with us and in us.

Program Materials

We will use A Family of Faith books from Sophia Institute Press. They are intended for families with children in kindergarten through sixth grade, but interested families with younger and older children are also welcome.

Program Structure

Due to the current pandemic, we will meet online, rather than in person. Support for parents and children will be offered in three forms.

Basic Support:

  • A video meeting at the start of each month will give parents an introduction to the topic of the month and ideas for bringing it into the home.

Additional Options:

  • Parents will have the opportunity to join a small group for fellowship, ideas and encouragement.
  • Virtual activities will be offered to the children so that they can grow in their faith together. We’ll be looking for volunteers to lead one-time sessions, or a series of sessions, on a variety of topics.

Please note that the aim of our program is to support you as you live out your faith as a family. Some components we consider basic: if you make serious use of these, your children will gain a firm foundation in their faith. Some families might find the additional options to be helpful; this may vary from family to family and child to child.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like yours!