St. Lawrence O'Toole Religious Education Program exists for the purpose of ministering to the faith needs of children of all ages. The program challenges students to find deeper meaning in their lives and to recognize the presence of God in ordinary events, as well as in liturgical celebration. It encourages our young to "act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our God." (Micah 6)
Recognizing parents as the foremost educators of their children, catechists in the Religious Education Program assist parents in their role as Christian educators. We strive to present Catholic Faith Traditions by modeling the compassion of Jesus, teaching sound doctrine, and celebrating the Sacramental life of the Church. In an atmosphere of joy, kindness, discipline, and well-prepared classes, students are given the opportunity to learn and to live their Catholic heritage.
Faith is a gift we once accepted. Faith is now a gift we must transfer. We give because we love; we give because it pleases another; we give because we remember the joy of having received. The process of Religious Education, for children and adults, involves the head with its truths, the heart with its trust and love, the hands and feet with actions of caring service. It is a duty and a privilege to open the minds of youth to the many wonders of God's love for them.