2014-2015 School Year

Dear Parent(s):


Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be happy to welcome your child(ren) to the Religious Education program.  Religious education classes are held on Sunday mornings from 10-11 AM beginning September 28, 2014 and concluding in April.   In addition to Sunday morning grade level classes, parents and their child(ren)  are to partake in Family Faith Sessions.  The response to our second year of incorporating Family Faith sessions into the curriculum continues to be tremendously positive.


Family Faith is simply an invitation to parents to accompany their child(ren) as they share a meal with other members of our community and engage in an all ages faith-learning experience. We will have two major sessions this year, one in Advent and one during Lent.   This format in learning is designed to promote the family structure as being the most important influence in a child’s faith life. 



Please open the link (below) to the 2014-2015 Religious Education Schedule to view our unique curriculum that combines grade level Sunday morning classes with Family faith sessions throughout the school year.


**PARENT  BIBLE STUDY during Religious Education**

 We are pleased to announce the addition of a nationally acclaimed adult bible study called “A Quick Journey through the Bible.”  It will occur at the same time your child is in Religious Education class on Sunday mornings from 10-11 AM.  This 8 session bible study will help you, perhaps for the first time in your life, understand the overview of the Bible story.  You will come to understand the major people, places, events and themes of the Bible, from Genesis through the resurrection of Christ and the establishment of the Catholic Church.  I strongly encourage parents to join this excellent study. Coffee/Tea to be provided. Indicate your interest on the Registration form.



Please review the “Grades 1-8 2014-2015 Religious Education Registration Letter” at the link below.

Open the “Grades 1-8 2014-2015 Religious Education Registration Form” link to register your 1st through 8th grade child(ren).  Please complete and return the form with your check.



If you are not already a Registered Parishioner, you will be required to complete an official Family Registration form.  This is a separate form from Religious Education.  Open the “Parish Registration Form” link to obtain a copy.


5th-8th Graders

You have an option of allowing your 5th to 8th grade child to leave the classroom, upon class dismissal time, without waiting for a parent to come to the classroom.  Please indicate, on the registration form, whether or not you give this permission. If “No” than your child will remain in the classroom with his/her catechist until a parent comes.


New Child

For any new child, please provide a baptismal certificate unless they were baptized at OLMC in which case only the date of birth and date of baptism will be required.



It is essential you provide an email address as much of my communication to the parents occurs through email during the school year.


Assistance Needed

We can always use additional help. If you are interested in becoming a Catechist, Classroom aide, or a volunteer at Family Faith functions,  please open the “Volunteer Form” link .


God Bless.



Grades 1-8 2014-2015 Religious Education Registration Letter


Grades 1-8 2014-2015 Religious Education Registration Form


Grades 1-8 Religious Education Schedule 2014-2015


OLMC Religious Education Handbook


Parish Registration Form


Volunteer Form


Religious Education Lesson Plans: The 2014-2015 Lesson Plans

The goal of Religious Education is to present knowledge of God to our Children in order that they have a deeper conversion of heart and ultimately desire to enter into a relationship with the Lord.  We enter into the life of Christ through the sacraments and especially through the Eucharist.  The greatest gift we can give to our children is bringing them to Mass where the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ enters and brings divine life to their souls.


Grade 1 Lesson Plan

Grade 2 Lesson Plan

Grade 3 Lesson Plan

Grade 4 Lesson Plan

Grade 5 Lesson Plan

Grade 6 Lesson Plan

Grade 7 Lesson Plan

Grade 8 Lesson Plan



Family Faith Session December 2012

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Jesse Tree Family Faith Session November 2011

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Session 1 - click on the picture to see more!

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Session 2 - click on the picture to see more!


Session 3 - click on the picture to see more!


Session 4 - click on the picture to see more!

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“The best gift that parents can give their children is a life in the Church.”

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults pg 189


“Parents should teach their children to pray by praying with them from their earliest years.  Parents, as the first and primary educators, must also ensure their children’s Catholic religious education and regular participation in Mass and other aspects of parish life.”

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults pg 378

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