Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and St. Lawrence Religious Education Program Disciplinary Policy
Parents remain first and foremost a child's role model and teacher in their religious formation. The parishes of St. Lawrence and Immaculate Conception churches have been and continue to be, dedicated to providing the best possible Religious Education Program to supplement what children are already learning at home. We strive to find teachers who feel called to fulfill this teaching ministry and who promote a positive learning environment for their students. Our parishes remain open to the changes and challenges that face us and our youth, therefore, we have written this Behavior Policy to aid us in maintaining the high expectations we have set for our Religious Program. We will continue to perform in accordance with the Decree on Child Protection which states….
“Faithful to the Lord’s desire to let the children come to Him, the Church has from its beginning initiated children into its sacramental life. It has opened to them the treasure of truth and has striven to form them in gospel values. It has attempted to guide and support parents in their crucial role. Parishes have devoted tremendous energy and resources to the development of their young members, and countless individuals have dedicated themselves to nurturing young Catholics. God has placed those most fit for the Kingdom of God in our hands. We have taken our charge seriously.”
Only by mutual respect does effective learning take place in our Religious Education Program. It is vital for the spiritual growth and emotional & physical well being of all our students and staff that common courtesy, politeness, and active participation be present at all Religious Education events, be it class time, retreats or special events.
Expectations of students include but are not limited to…
Each Catechist is responsible for maintaining discipline in his/her classroom using means that are morally good, respectful to students, follow the guidelines of the Decree on Child Protection, and promote a faithful learning environment.
Problems should be handled promptly and before any situation should escalate or disrupt an entire night of class.
If your child will not be in attendance for CCD, please inform either the teacher, church office (693-2561) or the parish CCD office (693-3535) in advance. If a student is absent without notification, a follow-up call will be made to parents.
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