Religious Education

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

Welcome to Holy Cross Parish's Religious Education!

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Photos from our 2017 Summer’s Vacation Bible School week!

Vacation Bible School 2018!

Please mark you calendars for the week of July 9-13 for our 2018 Vacation Bible School week.
Registration materials for families will be placed out in March—along with volunteer forms for teen and adult helpers. We hope you can join us!

Upcoming Religious Education Events:

Sun., Feb. 11th: Regular Children’s Liturgy
English Religious Education at 11:15am
Sunday Confirmation class at 4:30pm
Jr. High and High School Youth Groups at 6:30pm

Thu., Feb. 15th: Thurs. Conf. class at 6:30pm

Sun., Feb. 18th: Regular English Children’s Programs (Liturgy and RE)
Sunday Confirmation class at 4:30pm
LIFT Night (Youth Groups) at 6:30!

Thank You:

Religious Education Catechists: We have been meeting during the summer to prepare lessons and the curriculum for our Religious Education classes. Thank you so much to those adults and teens who are giving of their time and talents to pass our faith on to our children!

From "Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World:""Why do you think children have to go to Catechesis (religious education)?" - Ana Maria, age 10, from Brazil "You go to catechism to get to know Jesus better! If you have a friend, you enjoy being with him and getting to know him better. You enjoy being with your friend, playing together and getting to know his family, his life, where he was born, and where he lives. This is a good thing. Religious education classes help you get to know your friend Jesus better and his great family, the Church."                 - Pope Francis, as a response to Ana Maria

It is an honor to work with you and your families while you grow in your faith together! We love working together to help our children embrace their faith! Please let us know how we can best support you and your children as they mature in their Catholic understanding! ~Andrea Swanson~ (Director of Religious Education) aswanson@archdpdx.org (503) 206-8069