Please contact Theresa Scorca, Religious Education Coordinator, at 845.279.6098 with questions.
Religious Education is the process of communicating the beliefs, values and practices which make people Catholic Christians. It is the work of handing on, from one generation to the next, the faith that has come down to us from Jesus and the Apostles and the way of life to which that faith calls us.
Saint Lawrence O'Toole Parish provides religious education classes to students in Grades 1 through 8 who are enrolled in non-parochial schools. Our program prepares children for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in 2nd Grade, and Confirmation in 8th Grade. Sacramental guidelines are reviewed with parents at scheduled meetings for each grade.
The Goals of Religious Education are:
- To assist parents in imparting the Catholic faith to their children as a living and life-giving faith;
- To teach students what a Catholic believes and how a Catholic lives in response to that message;
- To involve students and families in the life of the parish, i.e. in worship, community and service;
- To encourage parents to continue their own religious development.