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Educational Activities at St. Luke Parish

Our Philosophy of Religious Education

The family is a community and the most basic way in which the Lord gathers us, forms us, and acts in our world. The goal of Parish School of Religious Education is to help parents and children to grow in a greater understanding of the Catholic Faith as a family community.

The aim of catechesis is to encourage a living, explicit and fruitful expression of faith. The family becomes holy, not because it is perfect, but because Godís grace is at work within it, helping its members set out every day on the way of love.

What can you as a partner or Guardian do to help reinforce your childís or childrenís faith? Below are a few suggestions: 

1.    Make prayer part of your familyís daily life.

2.    Model and live your lives in accord with Christian principles.

3.    Participate in Sunday liturgy and discuss how it affects your life.

4.    Support and guild your child/children in making good discussions.

5.    Serve others as Jesus did; identify ways your family can help others.

6.    Make the Scriptures a part of your family and share Bible Stories.

7.    Make sure that your children attend the Religious Education Classes.

In order to strengthen the faith life of our worshipping community, St. Luke Parish strives to provide quality Catholic educational experiences for parishioners of all ages at St. Luke Parish.

Key PSR Document Links

Click here to download a PSR Registration Form.
Click here to download a required medical release form for PSR students.
Click here to download a 2013-14 PSR Schedule.

Our Parish School: Lakewood Catholic Academy
Principal: Michael Fletcher, 216.521.0559

Lakewood Catholic Academy  is an approved and accredited elementary school, grades Pre-Kindergarten  through eight, and is a joint ministry of St. Clement, Transfiguration and St. Luke Parishes. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum including religion, reading, math, French, Spanish, English, science, health, social studies, art, music, computer lab and physical education.

Parish School of Religion (PSR)
Director of Religious Education: Maureen Coughlin
PSR Secretary: Cathi O'Toole 

The Parish-based religious education program for school children from grades one through eight is held in the school on Monday evenings during the school year from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Sunday School Program
Program Coordinator: Katelyn Bouchard

St. Luke Sunday School program provides basic information on Christian beliefs in a fun, loving atmosphere to ages 3-6 from November through June during the 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses. Classes are held in the St.. Luke School building, Room 108. Please contact Katelyn Bouchard at 216.228.4465 for further information.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process by which adults are initiated into the Catholic community.  Adults who have never been baptized, adults baptized in other Christian faiths and who desire to explore Catholicism, and adults baptized into the Catholic faith but not reared in Catholic faith understanding or practice, are invited to explore this process.  The First RCIA class for the current year is October 13th at 7 p.m. in the Rectory. Subsequent meetings are every Thursday.

Programs for Sacramental Preparation

Children who are preparing for the reception of Sacraments (Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation) are prepared in an individualized program carried out in home, classroom and parish community settings.

Youth Ministry
216.521.0900

This program of Socialization, Spirituality, and Service is designed for all high school parishioners, those in Catholic and public schools.  This program is for the youth, with the youth, and by the leadership of the youth -- in an effort to help them minister to their own needs, those of their peers, and others in the greater community.  Fun-filled activities and spiritual growth opportunities including retreats, outreach projects, etc., comprise the components of the program.

Vacation Bible School
Program Coordinator:
Maureen Coughlin,
216-521-0900

 

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