Religious Education at St. Stanislaus Parish
In 1975 Pope Paul VI wrote and encyclical called “Evangelization in the Modern World.” In that encyclical he said,
“Evangelization is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize, that is to say, in order to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God, and to perpetuate Christ’s sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of his death and glorious resurrection.”
As a Catholic parish, then, preaching and teaching this faith of ours constitutes our deepest identity. This teaching takes place in many obvious and not so obvious ways.
One of the obvious ways our parish teaches about our faith is through our formal religious education programs. At St. Stanislaus Parish, formal religious education takes place for children in grades one through ten on Saturday mornings. The parish also offers sacramental preparation programs, and ministry training programs.
Teaching is also present in more subtle forms. We live the teaching of the Church when we care for those who cannot care for themselves. Direct participation in programs to help those less fortunate than ourselves provides an invaluable “teaching by example.” It allows others to come to a clearer understanding about what being baptized into Christ’s Mission means for Catholics.
At St. Stanislaus Parish the Religious Education Program is under the direction of Rev. Anthony F. Kuzia, CM.