to The Church of Saint Luke Religious Education Program, (also referred
to as (CCD) or Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) and Youth
Activities Program. Many people have offered their time and talent to
develop these programs and to ensure that they help our “Young Church”
grow in faith and servant leadership.
This introduction is
intended to give you a general understanding of The Church of Saint
Luke’s Religious Education Program and Youth Activities Program. It is
not intended to be a detailed summary of the curriculum of our
programs. The information found in the handbook
will serve as a reference for you throughout the year. If you have
specific questions concerning the curriculum of the program, textbooks,
sacramental preparation, or any other matter involving our Catholic
faith, please contact the Religious Education Office.
While younger children (age 3 and older and toilet trained) are
permitted and encouraged to attend, Religious Education at our Parish
is mandatory from First Grade through 12th Grade for any student who is
not enrolled in a Catholic School and for students enrolled in a
Catholic School but preparing for Confirmation.
All parents are encouraged and requested to familiarize their children
and themselves with the contents of this handbook in order to ensure a
most successful year for the students of The Church of Saint Luke’s
Religious Education Program and Youth Activities Program. We remind you
that attendance at mass is required as an integral part of our faith
and religious education is not a replacement for Mass.
are happy to announce that Valerie Sagheddu has joined our team as
Youth Ministry Coordinator. For many years Val has accompanied our
youth on mission trips, youth conferences, workshops and youth group
activities and will now be spending more time concentrating on
addressing the needs of our teens and young adults.
Debra Jean will be adjusting her role to Outreach Coordinator which will include coordinating with our current ministries as well as promoting new areas within our parish to address the needs of the parish and the community. Debbie will also continue to document the office processes and assist with religious education and youth ministry.