Family Life Program
Catechesis in sexuality is an important and sensitive component of a comprehensive program of catechesis. According to the Second Vatican Council, “As they (children and young people) advance in years, they should be given positive and prudent sexual education.” Education in sexuality includes all dimensions of the topic: moral, spiritual, psychological, emotional, and physical. Its goal is training in chastity in accord with the teaching of Christ and the Church, to be lived in a wholesome manner in marriage, the single state, the priesthood, and religious life. At Saint Luke School, the program “Formation in Christian Chastity” is implemented annually in all grades under the direction of the Diocese of Arlington. Family Life issues are also covered in the Religion, Science, and Health curricula. In Middle School, Family Life issues are integral parts of the Religion, Science and Health curricula and are, through lecture, discussion, videos, and occasional outside speakers, discussed and taught. The Parochial Vicar, The Minister of Religious Education and the Youth Minister assist in this instruction.