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Welcome

St. Thomas the Apostle Religious Education Website.

The religious education office is located in the parish center.

 

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community
4453 Warren-Sharon Road
Vienna, OH   44473
(330)394-2361

 

Religious Education Coordinator

Virginia R. Crumb

 

Email Religious Education

 

Help needed:

 

Youth Ministers needed!

We are in desperate need of a youth minister. We would like to expand the activities
for the youth of our parish. This is a volunteer position. If you would like to help, call religious education office
at 330-394-2361.

 

 

Mission

 

To live out our Parish Mission Statement, we at St. Thomas The Apostle, look upon Religious Education as a total parish experience involving not just the child, but also parents, families, Catechists, clergy and religious that form our parish community of faith.  Beginning with Baptism, God’s freely given Gift of the Faith is nurtured and developed through Religious Education in a life-long process. It is begun in the home, the “Domestic Church” – the first meeting place of the child with God. “Parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Home experiences of prayer, meals, forgiveness, love, and sharing prepare the child to gather and celebrate with God’s People the Central Worship Prayer of the Catholic Christians-The Mass. 

 

Vision

 

ST. Thomas Religious Education’s curriculum and programs, continuous and developmental, are structured to provide information and experiences that are theologically and psychologically sound and in accord with the students’ abilities and levels of understanding. 

Through our Religious Education Programs, we seek:

   To lead the students to develop a deeper and more personal relationship with Jesus.

   To lead the students to participate in the Parish Faith Community and its Sacramental life.

   To help the students to form a moral conscience rooted in Gospel discipleship.

   To provide a learning atmosphere of peacemaking as an alternate to violence in all its forms.

   To raise student and parents awareness and create opportunities for Gospel service to those in need.

To support parents in their primary Faith responsibilities of their children.