Office of Religious Education - St. Augustine's Parish
Religious Education Director: Sr. Suzanne Duzen, SS.C.M.
Religious Education Secretary: Elizabeth King
Tel: (914) 834-9523 - Fax: (914) 833-3373
Contact Religious Education Office
18 Cherry Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538
The Religious Education Office is located in the former St. Augustine's School building (now the French-American School) on Larchmont Avenue. Religious Education office hours are Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm and Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings during class hours.
The Religious Education Program conducts classes for students from grades 1 to 9. Catechists in the Program are parish volunteers. The Program is structured on the basis that belief is nurtured in families and parents are the primary educators of their children.
St. Augustine's parish assists parents by providing formal classes for students
on the following days:
|Wednesday||Grades 1 to 5 – 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Grades 6 to 9 – 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
|Sunday||Grades 1 to 8 – 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM|
|Sunday at 10:30 Family Liturgy||Liturgy of the Word for Children from ages 4 to 9|
|**Please Note: Grade 9 only on Wednesday evening.|
|For catechism classes in French, please contact Father Gerald Murray at 834-1220, or use the contact form.|
2013-2014 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION
If you wish to register your child in the 2013-2014 Religious Education Program, please print out and complete this RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION FORM. Return the completed Form together with a check in an envelope to the Religious Education Office or drop it in the collection basket.
CURRENT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Registration for Religious Education:
Registration forms have been sent out to all families. If you would like to register a first grade child, or if your child is entering our program for the first time at any grade level, we will need a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate prior to enrollment into our program.
Volunteers as Catechists or Assistants:
In today's Church, we recognize our dignity as baptized members of the Body of Christ. No longer can we limit the power of the spirit to the ordained ministry. We are the Body of Christ. Each of us has a faith story. Every child in our program who comes to us for instruction is sacred. We are in need of faith-filled people to respond to the need for spreading the Good News in our Religious Education Program. If you would like to help out as a Catechist or an Assistant please contact the office at 834-9523. Along with some of our veteran Catechists, we will work side by side to insure quality on-the-job training. Class times are Wednesday afternoon from 2:45-4:15 p.m. or Wednesday evening from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. or Sunday morning from 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday Religious Ed Staggered Dismissals
A staggered dismissal will promote safety. Parents and Caregivers may enter the side doors to the Cafeteria. Grade 1 will be released at 4:00 p.m. from their assigned tables in the Cafeteria and Grade 2 will follow the same procedure at 4:10 p.m.
At 4:15 p.m.the bell rings and Grades 3, 4 & 5 exit through designated side and main doors. Parents of these children are waiting outdoors.
Godís Love Story Is Experienced through
"Liturgy of the Word for Children"
Sister Suzanne hosts a celebration of God's Word for children from ages four (4) through nine (9) during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Family Liturgy. After the opening prayer, Sister Suzanne leads the children to the rectory for the Sunday Scripture readings, primarily the Gospel. By using creative strategies of song, story, art, rhythm, puppetry and drama “God’s love story” comes alive to children in relevant and appropriate ways. The children return to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist after the prayers of petition with a activity sheet that enhances and sustains the experience during the rest of the Mass.
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