Immaculate Heart of Mary Religious Education Program
Welcome to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Religious Education Program!
The religious education of your children involves not only the handing down of what we as Catholics believe, but also the initiation of children into the faith, attitudes, and values of our Christian Community. On the day of your child’s Baptism, you accepted the role of being your child’s first teacher - a very challenging responsibility in itself! Please remember, however, that you are not alone. You are being supported by the priests, catechists, and the entire parish community.
Our Religious Education Program offers instruction to students in elementary, middle, junior high and high school who are members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. We offer an eight-year course of study in which all Catholic children attending public and private schools are expected to participate. Courses continue through the four years of high school and all are encouraged to attend. Our program offers the opportunity for students to prepare for the reception of the three sacraments: Confirmation, Eucharist and Penance. Our aim is to provide a loving and caring Christian atmosphere in which students can encounter Jesus and grow in sound Christ-like attitudes and values.
We hope the Religious Education Pages on the IHM Church website, ihm-parish.org, will help you understand more about our program, and give you some insight into the wonderful experiences your children will have when they come to class on a Monday or Wednesday afternoon.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Religious Education Office or e-mail us.
Mrs. Laura Covais
Coordinator of Religious Education