Educational Activities at St.
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:
Make prayer part of your familyís daily life.
Model and live your lives in accord with Christian principles.
Participate in Sunday liturgy and discuss how it affects your
Support and guild your child/children in making good
Serve others as Jesus did; identify ways your family can help
Make the Scriptures a part of your family and share Bible
Make sure that your children attend the Religious Education
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.
Our Parish School: Lakewood Catholic Academy
President: Brian Sinchak
Principal: Maureen Arbeznik
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
Are Ready and Waiting...
We are preparing to welcome
the children to our Parish School of Religion (PSR)!
Classes will be on Monday nights from
Online registration for
children from grades one through eight can be completed by clicking
the link below:
All children need to be registered whether or
not they attended previously. September 6th is the final day of
On Monday, September 14, we
will kick off the new year with 5:30 pm PSR Mass followed by family
dinner in McBride Hall. There will be parent meeting during the
first class on Monday,
September 14 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Our policy book will be distributed
and Emergency Medical Forms available. Please plan to attend!
Click here for a 2015-16 PSR Calendar.
For families involved in
Sacramental Preparation of their children,
it is especially helpful to know that the Canon Law of the Church
requires that any person receiving a Sacrament for the first time
have an understanding of that Sacrament in order to receive it
worthily. Therefore, teaching the truths and the effects of
that Sacrament is necessary. Ordinarily, First Reconciliation
and First Eucharist are received in the Second Grade; For our
children, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated prior to
Christmas and the Celebration of First Eucharist is celebrated after
Two years of
religious instruction is required prior to reception of these two
Sacrament of Confirmation is received in the eighth grade and that
full year is dedicated to Confirmation preparation.
Sunday School Program
St. Luke Sunday
School program provides basic information on Christian beliefs
in a fun, loving atmosphere to ages 3-6 from September through
June during the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Classes are held in
the St.. Luke School building, Room 101. Please contact
Carol Ormsby at 216-521-0184 for further
here to download a Sunday School registration form.
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
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.
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.