FLT, Families Learning Together, Religious Education is rooted in Vatican II theology. According to the Second Vatican Council, the aim of Religious Education is to “make all persons’ faith become living, conscious and active.” The Council also acknowledged parents as the first and foremost educators of their children. It is within the family that children first come to know God, the meaning of celebrating a meal, forgiveness, healing andcommitment. Therefore, the major thrust of our Religious Education program is to support, as well as augment, the role of parents in their very important mission.
St. Michael’s FLT, Religious Education, Program recognizes Christian growth as part of a total community interaction. Christian faith, as a way of life, grows and is strengthened in the worship celebration, through service to others, through peer-group experiences, in the relationships found within the family and in all aspects of daily life. Therefore, St. Michael’s Religious Education program is rooted in the community so that faith will grow ad develop in that context.