"Parents receive in the sacrament of Matrimony "the grace and the ministry of the Christian education of their children," to whom they transmit and bear witness to human and religious values. This educational activity which is both human and religious is "a true ministry," through which the Gospel is transmitted and radiated so that family life is transformed into a journey of faith and the school of Christian life." (General Directory of Catechesis, 227)
St. Mary's Family School of Religion (FSR) strives to further equip parents for the ministry of transmitting the faith to their children in grades K-6. By providing parental catechesis and step-by-step activities and lessons to be done in the home, we hope to empower parents to meet the challenge they took on at their child's baptism, to become the first and best teachers of the faith. Instead of taking over the task of catechesis of the children, the parish becomes a resource for families, as they learn and live the faith together and the task of catechesis is returned to its rightful place...the home.