Hi! My name is Lisa Urseth, and I am the Director of Religious Education at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish. Our staff is committed to assist parents in the faith formation of their children and youth by providing resources and support. We do this by offering the opportunity for religious instruction and worship (Religious Education Registration form). Family and parish based faith formation together constitute a vital partnership in the nurturing of the faith of children and youth. Parents are the first and foremost catechists (teachers) of their children. The Our Lady of the Lakes education program is guided by the following principles:
1. Faith formation is a lifelong process.
2. Our Catholic faith tradition comes alive when we enter into relationships with others, especially our family, and through actively sharing in the life of the parish community, especially in worship, sacraments, fellowship and outreach to the greater community.
3. In order to have a living faith, every individual needs (and desires!) a basic knowledge and understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church.
Elementary School Education helps parents to plant the seeds of our faith beginning at the earliest stages of growth and personal development. Together we strive to teach the children about the beautiful traditions of our Catholic faith and also help them begin to understand their relationship with Jesus Christ, our Savior.
Middle and High School can be one of the most confusing and frustrating times in a teenager’s life. This is typically a time when they begin to question aspect of their faith, and the world at large. These teens want to grow in their relationship with God, and each other. These religious education classes are designed to help young adults address their concerns and questions. They are working toward the Sacrament of Confirmation which will unite these students more fully with Christ.
Totus Tuus June 23-28, 2019 ~ St. Christopher's Church
TOTUS TUUS (Totally Yours), is a very popular summer catechetical youth program, it will be held at St. Christopher's Church. TOTUS TUUS combines catechesis and having FUN!!! For the day program (children going into grades 1-6), the program runs Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm. The day includes catechetical instruction, daily Mass, songs, games and recess. For high school and junior high youth, the program runs Sunday-Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The youthfulness and energy of the teachers is contagious, so come out and join us!!!
Vacation Bible School July 22-26, 2019 ~ St. Christopher's Church