Role of the Parent/Guardian
The faith we possess is a gift from God that grows and matures within the context of our family, our church, and our community. Everything that we experience has some effect on our faith and trust in God. The warmth and love of family life, the understanding and beliefs of our parish life, and the bond of belonging, all help your young people to grow spiritually. Having promised before God at the time of Baptism, you have the primary and sacred responsibility to educate your child in the faith. American Martyrs SRE is designed to assist you in that responsibility. Our parents, working with our church, provide the essential ingredients for a strong, secure belief in God.
Responsibility of the Parent/Guardian
It is essential to your child's faith development that you live the life of faith at home. The effectiveness of the religious education process radically depends on this. Each week your child learns that celebrating the Eucharist (Mass) as a community of faith is essential to being a Catholic. Therefore, your child must attend weekly Saturday evening or Sunday Mass supported by you.
- The Director of Religious Education must be informed of the rights of non-custodial parents as these pertain to each child's participation in the program.
- It is important that the whereabouts of children be known at all times. For security reasons we request that if your child is absent please call the office so that your child is accounted fo.
- Parents are required to complete the emergency medical release form. This form may be found on the Application online form for SRE. It is very important that the office be informed of any medical or physical condition that can affect the learning environment. This information is confidential and will only be shared if the need arises.
Role of the Student
The obligation of the students enrolled in the SRE program is spiritual, academic and behavioral.
- To participate in the Eucharistic Celebration of the Mass on all Saturdays/Sundays
- To lead a sacramental life, frequently receiving the Eucharist
- To try to follow the guidelines that tells Catholics how to love God and their neighbor. Those guidelines are The 10 Commandments, The Beatitudes, Corporal Works of Mercy, Spiritual Works of Mercy
- Regular attendance in SRE classes
- Proper preparation for class instruction (Textbook and items requested by the Catechist must be brought to class each meeting)
- Complete family faith pages
- Participation in class discussions and activities
- Satisfactory completion of special assignments
- Doing the very best work possible
- It is expected that in the SRE the Gospel vlaues of charity, kindness, respect, sharing, obedience to authority, etc. that are being learned in class should be lived.
- Acts of violence, prejudice, or abuse by words or actions will not be tolerated.
- The Director of Religious Education reserves the right to dismiss from the program any student, who after initial corrections, continues to be rude, disruptive or in any way shows disrespect or lack of cooperation with a catechist.