K-5 Religious Education Program
First Confession Meeting set for Oct. 11
Parents of students preparing for First Confession will meet at 1:00 pm in the church on Sunday, Oct. 11. The meeting will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel.
Here are the handouts to go with that meeting:
About Our Program
For the 2020-2021 school year, our K-5 Religious Education classes take place online, combining weekly online Zoom meetings with the teacher, along with the
Faith and Life program of home study. Here some resources to help
families get started:
Meet our Catechists
Kindergarten and Grade 1
Assisted by Patti Sherry
Assisted by Nixie Oldenburg
Assisted by Abby Harpenau
Assisted by Karla Fitzgerald
Assisted by LuAnn Miller
Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist usually occurs during a child's second grade year. Participation in grade one classes is expected to set a foundation for learning about these sacraments. Participation in parent meetings is also required. Typically, First Reconciliation is observed during the Advent Season and First Eucharist is celebrated during the Easter Season.
Parents as Primary Teachers of Faith
At MMOC we believe that attendance and participation in Sunday Mass is the primary distinguishing mark of being a Catholic and is the cornerstone of all
religious education. The Christian formation of families—homes that are rooted in the Catholic faith—doesn't just happen, but rather takes a
comprehensive, intentional effort that includes frequent Mass attendance and participation in the life of our faith community as well as personal
prayer and service. The Catholic Church also recognizes that the primary responsibility for religious education of children and adults
resides within the family. MMOC works in partnership with families to strengthen and provide well-rounded Catholic faith formation for our members of all ages.
For more background on your role in your child's faith, here is a free webinar hosted by Julie Johnson. She has a BA in Elementary Education, is a certified Master Catechist and has a Master's Degree in Pastoral Theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO.
Diocese of La Crosse Guidelines for Reporting Instances of Child Abuse
The Diocese of La Crosse, through its policies and procedures, seeks to provide a prompt, appropriate and compassionate response to reporters of sexual abuse of a child by any diocesan agent (bishop, priest, deacon, employee, religious, vendor or volunteer). Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should send that report to Mrs. Karen Becker, Complaint Intake Agent, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Becker at 608.791.0179 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The reporting form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse Office of Safe Environment or on the diocesan website at: diolc.org/safeenvironment/reporting. Individuals are also encouraged to take their reports directly to civil authorities. Copies of the diocesan policy are available through your local parish and on the diocesan website. If you have any questions about the Diocese of La Crosse and the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, please contact Teresa Brown, Diocese of La Crosse, at 608.791.2679; or email@example.com.
Updated 25 August 2020