The Education Representative serves as the liaison between the Education Commission and the Pastoral Council. Goals and activities to fulfill the mission of each commission are established yearly.
Sarah Cain (Parish Council Rep)
Bill & Mandy Meagher (Religious Education)
Cody Marintzer (Pastorial Assistant)
Holy Family Elementary
Preschool through sixth-grade Catholic education. Provides a curriculum infused with the teachings of Christ.
Thomas More Prep-Marian Junior/Senior High School
7th grade through Twelfth-grade Catholic education. Provides a college preparatory curriculum infused with the teachings of Christ.
Religious Education/ Faith Formation
Bill and Mandy Meagher (785) 639-0784
To assist parents in the religious formation of their children by providing religious formation classes for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Volunteers commit time and talent to the program as catechists, classroom helpers, and childcare for catechists. Classes are held on Wednesday afternoons, 4-5 p.m., and evenings, 7-8 p.m., during the months of September through April.
The mission is to help the candidates (eighth grade or older) to continue their journey toward full initiation in the Catholic Church, while strengthening their union with God and providing opportunities to serve their parish and their community. Candidates must freely choose to be confirmed. They are required to actively take part in religious formation classes. In preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, they must also choose a sponsor, participate in various spiritual and community projects, attend at least one retreat, and be committed to continuing the faithful practice and study of the Catholic religion.
To prepare children and parents for the sacrament of the Eucharist.
To prepare children and parents for the sacrament of Reconciliation, which precedes First Eucharist.
A process that seeks to provide suitable catechesis and liturgical rites, a familiarity with the Christian way of life and opportunities for apostolic work for those who have not been baptized and a means of ongoing conversion for those who are not Catholic but would like to continue their faith journey as Catholic Christians. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) was established by the Catholic Church after Vatican II. It is modeled after the catechumenate of the first centuries of the Church’s history. The RCIA process at St. Nicholas of Myra Parish usually begins in the fall with an informal series of sessions known as Inquiry Sessions. This time is intended to give people a chance to name their experience of God and to foster their understanding of faith and their relationship with Jesus Christ. Those who choose to continue in the process eventually enter the catechumenate and begin the formal process of faith formation in the form of weekly sessions that cover the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. On the First Sunday of Lent, those who are to be baptized at Easter celebrate the Rite of Election. Those who are baptized but wish to make a profession of faith and receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist celebrate their Call to Continuing Conversion. The process generally culminates with the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil. Liturgy of the Word for Children Provides an understanding of the Sunday readings for the children of the parish by sharing the Word of God with them and engaging them in activities that are age-appropriate.