Religious Education week is Nov. 3-9

Catechists who educate children and youths in religious education programs will now have a week to celebrate Catholic education through the parishes.
The National Catholic Education Association has established Nov. 3-9 as Parish Religious Education Week, noted Mary Wieser, director of faith formation for the Diocese of Davenport.
“We thank our catechists,” she said. “Without them we wouldn’t have religious education programs.”
Bishop Martin Amos said, “One of the reasons parishes exist is to help individuals and families grow and be nurtured in their faith. Parish religious education is so essential to that mission in helping parents, as the first educators of their children, as well as all of us, children of God, to grow in our faith.  Thank you to all of you who have dedicated your time and talents in all our parishes.”
This year marks the first time Parish Religious Education Week will be celebrated.
Suggestions to celebrate, according to the NCEA, include having special intentions read at Mass, writing thank-you notes to catechists, offering a prayer service or honoring catechists.

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