Registrations for Elementary Catechesis are being accepted for the 2019-2020 School Year!
Who can attend?Children entering Kindergarten-5th grade who do not attend Catholic School.
Location: Starting in Fall 2019, Elementary Catechesis will be moving to the Divine Mercy Church Site into the new school buildings. 4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy Kenner, LA 70065 Day and Times: Catechesis began onTuesday, September 3rd, 2019 from 6:30-7:45 PM, with Mass and "orientation." If you missed the first session, that's okay! We will be resuming on Tuesday, September 10th, from 6:30-7:45 PM. We will be meeting in the 2-story building behind the Church. There will be adults there to direct you.
What is Elementary Catechesis? Catechesis is a year-long formation program in which your child will be able to build a closer relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer and understanding of the scriptures. Your child will also have a chance to make friends and build community with his or her class. Throughout the year we will have lessons as well as FUN activities on topics God, the Trinity, Mary, the Saints, and the Sacraments. There will also be opportunities for extra meetings and sessions for anyone who is interested, whether you are new to Catechesis, you are receiving Sacraments this year, or you just want to continue growing in your faith!
We invite and encourage all children who do not attend Catholic school to attend our Elementary Catechesis program.
Volunteers: Catechesis thrives on volunteers. God is calling anyone who wants to serve God and His children in our community. Whether you are a parent or adult relative, or you in college or out of college, all you need is an open heart, an open mind, a love for Jesus, and a love for leading children to Christ! High school teens are also invited to serve as well in the classroom; if your school offers service hours, this is a great way to get them while growing in your faith! Please be assured there are training opportunities throughout the Archdiocese as well as here in the Parish.
Other Ways to Help: In addition to those who can volunteer, we need help with contributing supplies such as paper, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, and markers, or other miscellaneous art supplies and activities. This is to help so we can have more fun activities for the children. If you would like to contribute with that – particularly if your child is in Catechesis – please let me know.. Experience has told us that the more volunteers we have helping out, the better the experience is for children and their families.
What if Tuesdays do not work? We do offer Home Catechesis for those families whose children have conflicts on Tuesday nights. This is very flexible, so please e-mail me or call the Church so we can set up a time to meet and get this started. While we do encourage the Tuesday night Catechesis sessions, we want to be flexible and offer opportunities for everyone to grow in their faith, and be inclusive of all children in this Parish.
If Interested: Attending Elementary Catechesis, and/or volunteering, you may either sign up online, or if you would prefer, download and print out the appropriate form. All forms are on the right side. You may also pick up a form in the back of church after Mass or stop by the Parish office during the week. Feel free to reach out to us as well by e-mail or phone. Please bring forms back to Church, or scan and e-mail the forms.
DIVINE MERCY PARISH
4337 Sal Lentini Parkway Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 466-5016