We are beginning a new religious education format in our parishes for the upcoming year. We are focusing on a family-friendly approach to religious education and are inviting our parish youth and their families to come together 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 site as the younger students. We want to make religious education in our parishes a time that our families can all be in one place.
Religious Education Sessions:
- Wednesdays – St. Mary, Marion – Meal @ 5:30 p.m. – Catechesis 6-7 PM (including CREDO)
- Wednesdays – Holy Family-St. William, Wittenberg – Meal @ 6 PM – Catechesis 6:30-7:30 PM (including CREDO)
- Saturdays (every other) – St. Anthony, Tigerton – Meal (following the 4 PM Mass) – Family Catechesis 5:30-6:30 PM (including CREDO)
Because of these upcoming changes it is more important than ever to have parents register their children for the site/option that works best for their family which will allow us to plan accordingly. We ask that families complete this online registration, or fill out and return the paper registration form that was sent home recently.
The 2019-20 Religious Education calendar will be made available on this website and on the Parish Facebook page in the near future. There may be minimal changes to the Wednesday schedule and the Saturday schedule is very tentative at this time as we work with families who choose this option, to make it optimal for those involved.
Please check our website or the Parish Facebook page for last minute changes to the religious education 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.How to Report Sexual AbuseIf 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.