The Basilica of the Assumption offers a homeschool-style model of Religious Education and Sacramental Program whereby the Basilica provides families an online resource tool called, the Catholic Brain that equips and empowers parents to teach their children the Catholic faith. Religious education happens at home and parents are the catechist teachers of their child or children. For families whose children already takes a religion class at school, the Basilica provides the Catholic Brain as a supplemental resource for parents.
Our unique approach improves the growth of the Domestic Church (both the child and the parents) because they learn the faith together and have fun doing it through Catholic Brain in the comfort of their home. An added bonus is the bonding that happens between parent and child during these lessons helps children tremendously in their developmental stages. Taking the time to teach one’s child is significantly valuable to children and makes them feel that they are valued and prioritized by their parents in this busy world. “Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years…Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God.” CCC 2226
The Basilica uses the Catholic Brain as its main resource for its religious education and sacramental preparation program. The Catholic Brain provides a one-stop shop for children’s faith formation with ready-made lesson plans, video teachings, opening and closing prayers, activities for each lesson, quizzes and games that assesses the child’s knowledge of the material covered in the lesson, daily Mass readings, daily reflection, saint of the day, Catholic dictionary, the New American Bible, the catechism, etc.
For more information on religious education and sacramental preparation at the Basilica, please contact Angelus Virata at firstname.lastname@example.org.