Teach the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it. ~Proverbs 22:6

St. Ignatius Religious Ed goes online for the 2017-18 school year!

The St. Ignatius Religious Education program is for 1st through 12th grade students who are not enrolled in Catholic school.  We will be using My Catholic Faith Delivered online learning system for catechesis. In addition, students and catechists will meet regularly for faith formation.

A Message From Fr. Shields

Dear Parents,
My goal is to continue to assist you in your role as “primary and principal educators” by providing a solid Catholic curriculum and faith formation program that enhances family faith life and promotes participation in parish life. I am enthusiastic about this new endeavor and look forward to working with you all to make it a huge success.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.
St. Ignatius, pray for us!
~ Fr. Bry Shields, Pastor

Program Information

For grades 1-8, catechetical formation is provided through the Faith and Life Series.

GRADE COURSE
1st Grade Our Heavenly Father
2nd Grade Jesus Our Life
3rd Grade Our Life With Jesus
4th Grade Jesus Our Guide
5th Grade Credo: I Believe
6th Grade Following Christ
7th Grade The Life of Grace
8th Grade Our Life in the Church

For grades 9-12, catechetical formation is provided through the Didache Series.

Formation activities will  continue to be provided through the Lifeteen Program on Sunday evenings following the 5:30 Mass.

NOTE: You will not be required to purchase books. Course material is provided online via My Catholic Faith Delivered.

Course 1: Introduction to Catholicism: 2nd Edition

An introduction to the teachings of the Catholic Church and an in-depth explanation of what it means to be Catholic. The Universal Call to Holiness is the main theme throughout the book. Topics include the Blessed Trinity, the Church, the Creed, Sacred Scripture, the Seven Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, and the lives of the Saints.

 

Course 2: Understanding the Scriptures

Authored by Dr. Scott Hahn, this book presents a thorough examination of the history of salvation as presented in Sacred Scripture, which finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ. It studies Divine Revelation through its sources in Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. An excellent resource for biblical studies.

Course 3:The History of the Church

This book presents the story of God's intervention into human history from the Incarnation until the present day. It emphasizes God as the Lord of history and his actions that demonstrate his love for his People. An excellent resource for anyone seeking to know more about the history of the Catholic Church.

Course 4: Our Moral Life in Christ

A detailed study of the moral life in Christ-based on his teachings in the Gospels, the Ten Commandments, and the Beatitudes-which enable Christians, with God's grace, to imitate the life of Christ in their lives, to make correct moral decisions, and to spread the Kingdom of God on earth in their journey toward eternal salvation. This book presents the life of Christ and his teachings as the basis of moral theology.

Contacts

DeFalco, Brittany
Brittany DeFalco
Parish Catechetical Director

defalcob@stignatius.org
(251) 605-1384

 
Anthony Tobin
Director of Youth Ministry &
Confirmation Preparation
tobina@stignatius.org
(251) 445-6728