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Children’s Religious Education

The Parish Community of St. Barnabas warmly welcomes the children of our parish to gather on Sunday mornings. It is here that we tell the stories of our Faith, share our traditions, and build on the faith foundation that has begun at home by their parents.

Religious Education is a process of faith formation initiating the children into the faith community of the Church. It models the ministry of Jesus by welcoming the children and their families to respond to the call to follow Jesus. Children are invited to learn the stories, beliefs, symbols, traditions and prayers of our Catholic Faith. Families are encouraged to worship with the parish community at Sunday Liturgy. Sacramental formation takes place with the family and the parish community. Families are encouraged to join with others in outreach to those in need, integrating their learning experiences with service.

Religious formation takes place through faith sharing at home, liturgical and sacramental experiences with the parish community and Religious Education classes here in the parish. It is our hope that children come to know Jesus and respond to the message of the Gospel.

The measure of the success of our educational ministry is how well it enables our children to hear the message of hope contained in the gospel, to base their love and their service upon this message, and to achieve a vital personal relationship with Christ. 
(Excerpt from "To Teach as Jesus Did.")

Matthew Furjanic
Director of Religious Education
Religious Education Office: 773-445-3450

(For more information about specific Religious Education offerings at St. Barnabas, please click here.)

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