Now more then ever is the time to pray and lean on our faith for guidance, strength, and support. Our country's ever changing concerns for spread of the novel Coronavirus leaves many facing challenges.
Perhaps your family is facing challenges and you need support. Be assured your Parish community is praying for you daily. The staff meets daily to pray for the needs of our Parish members. Let us know how we can more specifically pray for you here by filling out this prayer request. The words “Be Not Afraid” are written 365 times in the Bible. That’s one for every day of the year. The fact that God has reminded us continuously throughout Sacred Scripture to have no fear and trust in Him brings great comfort to us.
Many of Our Divine Savior's parishioners are unable to attend Mass and their regular ministry gatherings for health reasons. A majority of those staying away to protect themselves and others are alone and now isolated. Isolation can lead to additional health concerns and complications. We are the body of Christ and as such are called by our faith to help one another. Do not be frozen in fear. Reach out in ways that are possible to help each other as you can. This is a great time for a teachable moment and to put our faith in action.
We are asking our Religious Education families to respond during our break from classes by writing notes, prayers and words of encouragement to the most isolated and lonely members of our community. Younger children can draw pictures. Please participate and submit your offerings of love and support to the Parish office. There is a small drop off mailbox on the wall next to the office door. We will check for these notes and prayers daily and deliver them to those who need it most. If getting to the Parish office for drop off is impossible contact the office of Religious Education at 530 345-6201 or [email protected] to make other arrangements.
Lessons and activities for Religious Education students to utilize while classes are suspended can be found under the list of Parent Resources below. There are many fun, simple, and meaningful lenten activities that can be added to your bored or busy stay at home schedule. Stay well and wash your hands.
THE DOMESTIC CHURCH
“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule.
The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery - the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the "material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones." Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them”
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION K-6
Our Divine Savior's Religious Education programs are designed to support parents as the primary educators of the faith. Our Religious Education program for K - 6th graders helps supplement parents in their teaching of the Catholic faith to their children as well as helping children form a community of faith among their peers. We offer Religious Education classes for kindergarten through 6th grade on Sunday mornings from 10:05-10:50. If a weeknight is best for your family's schedule, we also offer Religious Education classes for 2nd -6th grade on Wednesday evenings from 7:00PM - 8:00PM.
New this year, our programing will include Family Day. Five of our scheduled Religious Education Sunday meetings will welcome parents and grandparents to stay for hands on family learning and fun. See the calendar for details.
Contact Jennifer Forward-Director of Religious Education at [email protected] or (530) 345-6201 with questions and to register.
Registration Form (print and drop off or mail)