P. R. E.
The PRE Program is a religious education program for Catholic students in grades 1–12 who do not attend Catholic schools. The program teaches Salvation History, the Sacraments, Catholic history and doctrine, fosters Catholic community, and prepares students for Christian service.
Virtus - Protecting God's Children
Our Lady of Fatima P.R.E. program will present a sexual abuse prevention program, the Touching Safety program, to our students on Sunday, Feb.12. This program is provided to us by the Dioceses of Little Rock and is a part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for children and to protect all children from sexual abuse. The scheduled lesson is being offered to all students at Our Lady of Fatima P.R.E. program. If you have questions about the program or the lesson, please contact Kath Dunlap at 315-5186. If you determine that you DO NOT want your child to participate, please complete the “opt-out” form that will be sent home January 29 and return it no later Sunday, Feb. 5.
The annual Diocesan Confirmation Retreat will be held Feb. 5 at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. It is co-hosted by the offices of Catholic Youth Ministry and Religious Education and Christian Initiation.
Modeled after Search, this retreat is for youth preparing to be confirmed. The objective is to provide programming for rural churches that might have a difficult time preparing and conducting their own retreat because of limited resources.
This peer-led event will highlight the following: the gifts of the Holy Spirit and life after confirmation. It will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include talks, activities, lunch and conclude with Mass. A reminder to those parents who have attended the Confirmation meeting, the paperwork for the retreat needs turned in this weekend. If it has not been given to the P.R.E. teacher, it must be placed in the night drop box in the Church office door.
Students and Chaperones will meet at the Church parking lot at 9:00 and leave promtly at 9:20. The retreat ends at 5:00 and you may parents may pick up thier child at the Church office after 6:15pm.
Confirmation Class Schedule
All classes will meet at the Church office classroom (far door on the left in the office building) on Sunday evenings from 6pm - 7:15pm.
Class 1 2/12
Class 2 2/19
Class 3 3/4
Class 4 3/11
Class 5 3/18
Class 6 4/1
Class 7 4/15
Class 8 4/22
Confirmation 5/19 at the 5:30 Mass
Late Registrations: This online Registration form is provided for you.
This year we are using new books and they are in conformity with the USCCB.
The Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found this catechetical text [The Faith and Life Series] to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
- Pre K and K are using Image of God which is a Catholic curriculum for children 3 years old through kindergarten with the text/workbooks for each pre-school level that presents the faith in a lively, colorful manner with state of the art graphics. The series is founded on two unifying key truths: God and creation and stresses the dignity of each child made in God's image, presents the faith in terms and activities children understand and each lesson includes Bible stories, "Concepts of Faith", home activities and fun workshops.
- Grades 1 - 8 are using Faith and Life with texts and activities fully adapted to the new translation of the Roman Missal to be implemented in Advent 2011. The Faith and Life Third Edition series presents Catholic teaching using the time-tested ecclesial methodology and spiral development of catechesis, in a beautiful, student-friendly, comprehensive format. In depth information per grade can be found here.
- Grade 9 will be utilizing Our Moral Life in Christ which presents morality with particular emphasis on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Veritatis Splendor. The accompanying Student Workbook allows the student to engage the moral law through compelling and meaningful exercises by using combinations of multiple choice, fill in the blank, and short answer questions, the students recall and apply concepts from the textbook to their own lives. More information can be found here.
- Senior High are using Introduction to Catholicismis a senior high, complete course in the Catholic faith designed to give a more in depth catechesis to supplement and expound on the material provided to the lower grades. A workbook is also supplied which accompanies the text. For more information about this text click here.