Religious Education Classes Cancelled through 4/6/20- COVID-19
Religious Education meals and classes will be cancelled for at least the next three weeks, under the direction of Bishop Ricken. This goes into effect immediately and will run through April 6th. The Profession of Vows scheduled for March 25th is also postponed. Thank you and God bless during this ever-changing process!
A Family Praying Together & Staying Together
We are beginning a new religious education format in our parishes for the upcoming year. We are focusing on a family-friendly approach and are inviting our parish youth and their families to come for a meal followed by religious education classes. Parents and children too young for classes are welcome to stay while students are in class and simply visit, have some quiet time or take part in the prepared activities.
Another important change is offering CREDO for older students at the same time and same site as the younger students. We want to make religious education in our parishes a time that our families can be in one place.
Religious Education Sessions (CREDO included at each session):
- Wednesdays - St. Mary, Marion - Meal at 5:30 p.m. - Catechesis 6-7 PM
- Wednesdays - Holy Family/St. William, Wittenberg - Meal at 6 PM - Catechesis 6:30-7:30 PM
- Saturdays (every other) - St. Anthony, Tigerton - Meal (following the 4 PM Mass) - Family Catechesis 5:30-6:30 PM
Click here for the 2019-20 Religious Education Calendar. (There may be minimal changes to the Wednesday schedule, but the Saturday schedule is very tentative as we work with families who choose this option, to make it optimal for those involved.)
Please check the website or the Parish Facebook page for last minute changes to the schedule due to weather and other changes.
The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to creating and providing safe and sacred places in our parishes, schools, and other institutions so that children, young people and vulnerable adults will be protected from any harm, including physical and sexual abuse. This is in agreement with the U.S. Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II, Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela and theEssential Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Policies Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons.
The Diocese of Green Bay will not tolerate the sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a minor/vulnerable adult by a priest, deacon, other minister, employee or volunteer who is in the service of the Diocese.
Diocesan representatives will take very seriously every allegation of sexual misconduct. Any person bringing such a complaint will be treated with compassion and understanding. This manual provides a description of those procedures that will ensure the proper handling of such claims.
The Diocese has instituted a mandatory continuing education program (Virtus Training) concerning the sexual abuse of minors. This program was implemented to help raise awareness and understanding among parents, priests, deacons, school personnel, catechists, youth ministers, staff members, and volunteers who have substantial contact with minors.
The Diocese shall also provide information to our parishes and schools to help educate children and young people on how to be safe and to stay safe. This is intended to enhance the ability of our young people to protect themselves and to communicate more easily when they sense any potential danger.
If you or someone you know would like to recieve this training, please contact the parish office and we will be happy to assist you with this.