Catechists.....The word means "to echo". Literally, we are to echo the GOOD news of Jesus Christ to the world. Our Faith Formation program has over 14 catechists who share faith with our young people and adults They truly carry out the MISSION of Jesus and His disciples. Please keep our children and catechists in your prayers.
Faith Formation / Religious Education are programs for Saint Andrew Parish children, Sacred Heart, and Saint Paul who have Sacramental needs and who attend the public school. To down load a Registration Form (click at form) HS Registration form 2019 2020 and (click at form)Confirmation registration form
Religious Education Coordinator is Mrs. Carol Hoffman (455-5853).Our Faith formation program is designed to meet the needs of children who attend public schools and Sacramental preparation for all parish children who attend public and Catholic schools.
ELEMENTARY - Junior High (grade 1 through grade 8)
Meets: Saturday Mornings at St. Andrew
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
HIGH SCHOOL (grades 9 & 10)
Meets Sunday Morning at St.Andrew
Time: 9:20 AM to 10:45 AM
Note: Attending 9th and 10th grade religious education are prerequisites for our Confirmation program. Students who are in the 11th grade or older who wish to be Confirmed should register for the Confirmation preparation program.
"Rosebuds" is a group welcoming children with mental and physical challenges to participate in a special religious education program including sacramental preparation. We welcome children from all parishes. Call the Faith Formation Office for more info (455-5853).
LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN
Liturgy of the Word happens; at St. Andrew at the 11am mass
Sacred Heart at the 10am mass
St. Paul at the 9:30am mass
Ages 3 years through Grade 2 are invited to join the catechist after the opening prayer to hear the Word of God at their level of understanding. They return to their families after the General Intercessions.
St. Andrew Children Liturgy of the Word is in NEED of a volunteer to present the Gospel to our younger members of the parish one Sunday a month at the 11:00 mass. The lesson materials are provided. If you are interested, let me know and you can always go down with the children to see what we do for the fifteen minutes during mass. Clearances are required, and we will help you obtain them.
The Diocese of Erie, along with all dioceses of the United States, has policies and procedures in place to address the national problem of child abuse and to aid in creating safe environments. The diocese is committed to on-going screening and training of paid or volunteer persons who have contact with our children and youth under the age of 18. It is also committed to the yearly inservicing and training of our children, youth and parents regarding touching-safety and safe environments. To see what the Diocese of Erie is doing to help create safe environments, check out http://www.eriecd.org/protectyouth.htm