Welcome back! Registration is now open for Religious Education for the 2020-2021 school year! As you may imagine, there have been some adjustments to our typical programming to account for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Please carefully review the information here as well as the enrollment letters and COVID policies attached...
At Saint Christopher, we aim to make saints!
The primary goal of our Children’s Formation is to help parents raise saints who love Jesus Christ, His Church, and their neighbor. In short, we seek to support, equip, and encourage parents to help their children Meet Christ, Follow Christ, and Bear Christ.
Beginning in Fall 2020, we have adopted a Family Catechesis model for elementary religious education. Families will be paired into small groups of similarly-aged children to meet weekly at the parish center and work through the year’s curriculum. The selected textbook series, A Family of Faith, offers lessons and activities that span age ranges, so children may all be taught together as a family rather than split into groups by age. This model is approved by the Diocese of Madison, and is an exciting change to the traditional classroom style that many families are familiar with. It provides a unique opportunity for both parents and children to learn and grow together, and for our parish to grow in community as we all support and learn from one another. For the 2020-2021 school year, a virtual option will also be available.
Additionally, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) has been expanded for the 2020 school year. We are excited to offer all three levels of CGS this fall. CGS is faith formation rooted in Scripture, the Liturgy of the Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. It creates a space where children can ponder God, pray, and discover the mysteries of our Catholic faith.