Education

Welcome to Nativity’s Education Commission Page!

Description: Faith formation is foundational for all Nativity members.  We begin with parents in Baptism preparation.  During the first 3 years of the first child, parents receive Parent Letters to help them awaken their child’s faith.  At 3 years of age, a child begins formal faith formation on our Parish Life Night evenings.  Additional activities will be announced in the bulletin and on this website.

Nativity’s Education Commission and Catechists have been working on ways to continue the faith journey and education of Nativity children.

After the PLN survey results were calculated, the plans are being worked out for in-person and recorded virtual sessions for children.  Please continue to pray for Nativity and all those who are trying to offer children the best experiences possible.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ada Honeck at nativitydre@nativityofthelord.org, call 330-699-5086 ext. 1016 Mon. – Tues. 4:30 PM – 8 PM and Wed. – Fri. 9 AM – 4 PM, or 330-595-4774.

PLN Covid-19 Handbook

Emergency Medical Authorization Must complete one per child for in-person sessions.

Media Consent FormMust complete one per child for in-person sessions.

Virtual PSR or Sacramental Preparation Consent FormMust complete one per child for virtual sessions.


Fees: $35 per student, additional $20 for First Reconciliation/Holy Communion.  $105 max per family. 

Please go to Faith Direct to submit payment for the registration. 


REGISTRATION PROCESS
1. Join ParishSoft.  If you have already joined, sign in.
2Online Registration directions after joining ParishSoft  in My Own Church
3. Three (3) forms per child:  Emergency Medical Authorization, Media Consent Form, Virtual PSR or Sacramental Preparation Consent Form. Print and return to the parish or save and email to nativitydre@nativityofthelord.org

Nativity is committed to the safety of children and the most vulnerable. To report abuse:

  • If you suspect child abuse, you MUST call civil authorities: Summit Co. 330-379-1880.
  • If you suspect sexual abuse within the Diocese of Cleveland, call the 24-hour response line AFTER you call civil authorities: 216-334-2999 or response_services@dioceseofcleveland.org.
  • For victim assistance call 216-334-2999

Why do we have an Education Commission? 

Take a look at what two of our Popes have to say.

“Evangelizing is, in fact, the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity.  She exists to evangelize.”  (Evangelii Nuntiandi, no. 14, Pope Paul VI, December 8, 1975)

“Jesus continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Moved by the Spirit, Mary welcomed the Word of Life, and may our Virgin Mother obtain for us renewed zeal in bringing to everyone, the Good News of the life that is victorious over death.  May she intercede for us so that we can acquire the holy audacity needed to discover new ways to bring the gift of salvation to every man and woman.”  (Pope Francis from the Vatican, 4 June 2017, Solemnity of Pentecost)

There are so many ways to bring the Gospel to every man and woman in our parish and beyond.  Each one of us, by virtue of our Baptism, is called to this existence in the Church.

How can you be a part?  The first way is to continue to participate in your own evangelization through study, prayer, and works.  The second way is to participate in the evangelization of others through study, prayer, and works.  We all continue for a lifetime – until we rest with our Heavenly Father.

Education Ambassadors for Christ: Lori Hahn – hahn28@gmail.com (570-789-5321) & Amy Lawless – aelawless@yahoo.com (330-352-5055).

Check back as this page develops opportunities for you as an evangelizer for yourself and for others.

Blessings,

Ada Honeck nativitydre@nativityofthelord.org  or 330-699-5086

Director of Religious Education