Now that Labor Day has come and gone and most summer activities are over, we begin our regular routines again as the month of September unfolds.
One of the obligations we return to is education. By now all schools have resumed their teaching schedules. Colleges, universities, high schools, and elementary schools have all opened their doors and welcomed their students for a new year of studies.
Normally, when we hear the term “Catholic Education”, we think of Catholic School Education. But Catholic Education is more than a Catholic School Education. As we all know, faith formation is an ongoing process that never comes to an end. Catholic Education includes all of our Faith Formation Programs that are offered in the parish as well as Catholic School Education.
This weekend at St. Louis we begin many of our Faith Formation Programs. Our Religious Education programs that include RCIA, Preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Eucharist and Confirmation of adults, and Religious Education for Pre-K through High School are beginning for the upcoming year.
We can always use new volunteers to help us continue to hand on our faith tradition. There is always a need for teachers, assistants or whatever your talent will allow you to do to support our programs. If you could help with our Faith Formation program in any way, please contact Ashlee Campbell or Fr. Sal.
These programs under the direction of Ashlee Campbell along with several volunteers are supported by the Campaign for Catholic Education. We have remained committed to offering all of our faith formation programs free of charge. The Campaign for Catholic Education also helps us to support our parishioners who attend Catholic elementary school in the area with their tuition.
Your generosity in the collection for Catholic Education will help us to continue to assure quality Catholic Education here and throughout our Dioceses. All funds collected in the Catholic Education Campaign remain here at St. Louis.
Thank you for your help and prayers as we begin a new academic year.