Mission Statement and Philosophy

The Mission Statement of Queen of Apostles Religious Educationis to look upon each child as created in the image and likeness of God and as a reflection of His goodness. We strive to live, teach and provide an understanding of Jesus and His message. We know it is essential to knowing Him, loving Him and serving Him always. With Mary as our model we seek to cultivate the hearts, minds and souls of our students to their fullest potential.

 

Philosophy

Our Religious Education Program is structured to provide catechetical instruction on the Catholic faith, guided by the Marianist Characteristics of Education, to all parish children. Marianist parish ministry gives special attention to the gathering and education of youth and young adults. Parents, by word and example, are the primary teacher of their children and teach them from birth throughout life. At Baptism, the parent undertakes the responsibility of providing for their child’s Christian formation. The Religious Education staff is here to assist parents in the spiritual formation and ongoing moral development of their child through a formal program of continuous religious education. In our program, we seek to provide the catechesis and skills for each child to grow and mature in understanding, positive attitudes, and faithful practice of the Catholic faith and provide opportunities for them to gather for education and reflection upon the Creed. Through the process of catechetical instruction, we hope to deepen the faith and sense of belonging to the Catholic Church in our children, so that they will be moved to sharing of their time, talent and treasure in the life of the Church, now and throughout their lives. We strive to assist children in committing themselves to a personal relationship with God characterized by a vigorous sacramental life, a lifelong pattern of prayer, Christian service, and growth in understanding the Catholic faith. This process is achieved with the joint efforts of our parish staff, catechists, parents, and students. Committed to this active partnership between parish staff, catechists and families, we place our efforts with confidence in God’s loving hands.