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1 Religious Education Family Handbook Grades K Catechetical Year 1

2 Introduction Parents are the most influential agents of catechesis for their children (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos ). They have a unique responsibility for the education of their children; they are the first educators, or catechists. They catechize primarily by the witness of the Christian lives and by their love for the faith (National Directory for Catechesis, pg. 234). In the Scriptures, God commands parents to educate their children in faith: Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength. Take to heart these words which I command you today. Keep repeating them to your children (Deuteronomy 6:5-7). Parents catechize their children primarily through the lived experience of the faith and through conversations often brought about by specific occasions. The parish Religious Education program exists in order to support you in your role as the primary catechists of your household by providing a systematic presentation of the basics of the Catholic faith. When this systematic presentation resonates with the child s lived experience of the faith in the home, it becomes deeply meaningful and lasts a lifetime. The systematic presentation of the faith in a gathered setting requires certain policies and guidelines to ensure a smooth program operation. Holy Family Parish s policies and guidelines are contained in these few pages. Please read them over and use them as a reference throughout the catechetical year. Contact Information If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child s participation in our program, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your questions or concerns. Office Hours Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Personnel Mr. Jason Gawaldo , ext. 24 Director of Religious Education Mrs. Karen McCreary , ext. 14 Religious Education Secretary Social Media Facebook: Holy Family Parish Religious Education Website: 2

3 During Religious Education Hours If you have an emergency and need to speak with the Director, please use the Religious Education extension on the school phone line ( ). Communications Regarding Religious Education Website - The website is an important form of communication that we use regularly. It contains all forms and paperwork pertaining to our Religious Education program and sacramental preparation as well as a feed from our Religious Education Twitter account. Social Media Our Facebook and Twitter accounts serve a twofold purpose: 1) they provide a quick and easy way to remind our families about special events and schedule changes, and 2) they serve as a forum for the parish to provide parents with information related to parenting, child and teenage trends, and personal formation. If you would like to receive religious education information via , please send your address to Jason Gawaldo or Karen McCreary Parish Bulletin Weekly parish bulletins are an important source of information about our Religious Education programs for children and youth. The upcoming calendar is posted there as well as any special announcements or reminders. Calendar A yearly Religious Education calendar is distributed to each family at the beginning of the catechetical year in September and will also be available on the parish website ( Updates and information about special events will be sent home as needed. Please keep the calendar for reference throughout the year. Progress Reports Children in Kindergarten through grade 8 are evaluated twice a year in the areas of cooperation, participation, respect, and growth of religious understanding. Progress reports are sent home midyear in January and at the end of the catechetical year in April. Please read the reports carefully and call the Director of Religious Education, if you would like a conference or have any concerns. Inclement Weather and Unexpected Closings If the Poland Public Schools are closed for the day due to inclement weather, the Holy Family Religious Education classes will also be closed. Please watch WFMJ-TV 21, WKBN-TV 27, WYTV-TV 33, or listen to CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO. For unexpected closings, we will try to notify the public schools to make the appropriate 3

4 announcements before the children are dismissed. All closings will also be published via Facebook and Twitter and will be posted at the top of the Religious Education page of our website. If all else fails, look for a sign posted on the main entrance doors of the Holy Family School building. Curriculum Purpose and Guidelines The goal and purpose of all catechesis is to support parents in their task of forming their children into disciples of Jesus Christ and life-long active members of his Church. In a continuing effort to do this, the religious education program of the parish attempts to propose the beliefs of the Catholic faith in a comprehensive and systematic way by following the Diocese of Youngstown s Curriculum for Catechesis, which is available upon request for parental review. Textbooks Students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade use the Blest Are We series, published by RCL Benziger. Students in Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade use YOUCAT (the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church), published by Ignatius Press, and the Catholic Youth Bible, published by Saint Mary s Press. Sacrament Years and Records Baptismal Certificates A baptismal certificate is required for a child not baptized at Holy Family, as well as a certificate for those who celebrated First Communion at another parish. Please submit this information as soon as possible students in sacrament years cannot receive their next sacraments until Holy Family Parish can verify their reception of the previous sacrament. All sacramental records are kept on file in the office of the parish where the sacrament was received, and parishes will mail the certificate(s) to a parent if you call and request one. First Reconciliation and First Communion Second grade is the usual grade for children to receive these sacraments. Children must attend Religious Education in First and Second grade in order to receive these sacraments. Parent meetings, home preparation, and regular attendance at Religious Education are required. If your child was not baptized in the Catholic Church, please inform us immediately so that we can facilitate his/her reception of these sacraments with his/her class. Confirmation Eighth grade is the usual grade for children to receive this sacrament. Children must regularly attend Religious Education from first through eighth grades. Confirmation preparation will take place during scheduled Religious Education classes along with special sessions scheduled during the school year. Parents and sponsors will also be 4

5 responsible for some of the child s Confirmation preparation. Celebration of Sacraments Please remember to keep the Sacrament as the center of your celebration. As your child receives First Reconciliation and First Communion or Confirmation, remember that receiving the sacraments of the Church is entirely about your child s growth in faith and the relationship s/he shares with Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. Please keep these special days in the life of your son and daughter holy by showing reverence to the Sacrament being received. If you feel your child is not ready to receive a sacrament, please call us. Families will receive information on meetings, home preparation, dress requirements, etc. Full and Active Participation is expected for sacramental preparation programs. Program Policies and Guidelines General Policies and Guidelines Sunday Worship Sunday Mass is a vital component of every Catholic s formation, whether they are children or adults. Weekly Mass attendance as a family is critical for effective faith development and community building. During religious education sessions the children are being taught the importance of participating in the liturgy and need to have an opportunity to do this. Home-based Catechesis Parents have the right and the duty to determine the best way to education their children, including their religious education. Parents who choose to do so are welcome to conduct the systematic religious formation of their children at home. These parents will be in regular contact with the Director, follow the Diocesan Curriculum, and are welcome to attend all Catechist In-Services to develop their skills at systematically presenting the faith. Child Protection Policy The Diocese of Youngstown and Holy Family Parish take your child s safety seriously. The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation screen each Catechist and Volunteer prior to beginning their ministry. Annually, a review of this policy is presented to our Catechists and volunteers. If you would like a copy of the policy, visit and click on Child Protection Policy in the purple box marked Other Diocesan Pages. Attendance Children are encouraged to attend all 24 sessions. Thank you in advance for your efforts to prioritize religious education amidst busy family schedules. When planning family trips, please check the calendar to see when classes are not in session. 5

6 Absences Occasionally, a child will be unable to attend due to sickness or for other reasons. If your child is absent from Religious Education class, we will assume that you, as a parent, have determined that your child(ren) is/are unable to attend for a valid reason; you do not need to call the Director with a reason unless you prefer to do so for your own peace of mind. Students are responsible for covering the material that they miss with their parents. There should be no more than four absences during the catechetical year. If absenteeism becomes a problem, the Director will contact the parents. Illness or Injury Outside of Religious Education If your child is ill or unable to attend class for any other reason, please do not send him or her to Religious Education. If your child will not be in attendance at Religious Education for an extended time due to illness or injury, please let us know, and we will make arrangements for him/her to remain current with his/her class. During Religious Education Classes Attire We ask that all children in grades K-8 come to Religious Education with clothing appropriate for a church setting. Specifically, no exposed midriffs or shoulders and no offensive t-shirts. Any type of "cleat" footwear or "heelys" (shoes with rollers on the bottom) are not permitted. These are not safe indoor shoes. A first conduct notice will be issued if your child attends Religious Education with the above footwear or clothing. Please remind your son or daughter to be respectful of the space we are using, whether it is the school, church, parish hall, or grounds. Arrival Please do not bring your children to class before 4:20 p.m. unless instructed otherwise. The majority of our catechists have jobs and families that prohibit them from arriving before the scheduled time. When arriving, parents with children in grades K-3 should walk their children to the classroom. Students in grades 4-8 will wait in the main entrance lobby until the bell rings. Then those children may walk to their classrooms. Tardy Arrival and Building Security Please make every effort for your child to arrive on time as tardiness is disruptive and causes the student to miss important announcements. Arriving on time also ensures your child is here before the doors are locked the doors of the school will be locked at 4:35 p.m. and will remain locked the entire time Religious Education classes are in session. If you arrive after the doors have been locked, please use the intercom system that is located to the right of the main doors. An office aide will let you in. Your child should then stop in at the Teachers Lounge to check in before going to the classroom. 6

7 Illness or Injury During Religious Education If your child is hurt or becomes ill, you or the emergency contact will be notified. For minor scrapes or cuts, we will give the child the necessary items to clean the wound and offer an adhesive strip. All injuries or illnesses will be documented. Please inform us of changes in health or emergency contacts. Behavior and the Code of Conduct We expect all of the children in attendance to behave in a respectful manner toward all other students and toward all adults. To this end, all parents and students must sign the Code of Conduct (found on the parish website on the Religious Education page), which details our discipline policy. Fire and Tornado Drills A fire and tornado drill will occur at least once. Please remind your children that this is important for their safety and that of their classmates. Cell Phone Policy All students cell phones must be turned off (not merely put on silent) and put away during Religious Education classes. The catechists are equipped to make a telephone call if there is an emergency. There are telephones in each classroom, and each catechist has the home and emergency contact phone numbers for each of their students. After classes are dismissed at the end of class, they may take out their cell phones, turn them on, and use them. Dismissal Early Dismissal If your child must leave early, a dated and signed note must be brought in that day. Your child may not leave the building until you come to the Teachers Lounge to sign her or him out. Children will not be permitted to wait in the parking lot for early dismissal. Your child will be waiting for you in the Teachers Lounge. Regular Dismissal For dismissal, the first bell will ring for the dismissal of grades 4 8. They will walk to the main entrance of the building. This will give the parents and guardians of children in grades K 3 the opportunity to go to their child s classroom to pick her or him up. The second bell will ring for the dismissal of grades K-3. It is necessary for parents and legal guardians to pick up their children in grades K-3 inside the main entrance of the school. Students will not be allowed to leave the building to meet a parent at a car. If you would like a student in grades K-3 to be dismissed with an older sibling, please send in a note explaining this. Conclusion We exist to help you catechize your family. Please do not hesitate to contact the Director if you need resources or support, or if you have any questions or concerns. May all of our families become holy families! 7

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