Celebrating the Gift of God’s Love

Faith Formation for Children and Youth

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.  PS 127:3

The Catholic Church recognizes that the parents have primary responsibility for the religious education of their children. It is within family life that children learn about God, love for others, share prayer, learn about sacrifice and service, and celebrate sacraments together-including the Sunday Eucharist each week.

SUMMER PROGRAMMING
2021 Vacation Bible School
Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through

June 21-25, 2021 * 9 am – 12 Noon

$40/child or $100/family (3 or more children)

Registrations due by May 28, 2021

  • For children ages 4 (by 9/1/21) thru Grade 5
  • Youth in grades 6-12 and adults welcome as leader and assistants

At Rocky Railway, kids discover Jesus’ power can pull them through life’s ups and downs.  Rocky Railway is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste!   Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.  Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings®.

Download Registration forms here beginning April 5:

VBS 2021 Program Information     VBS 2021 Registration

There will be a limit of 50 participants.  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! At this time masks will be required.

NOTE: Fees for VBS will not be collected until VBS begins in case something happens that we are not able to hold it (i.e. change in COVID, too few participants and leaders). We continue to monitor guidance from the state and the Archdiocese, and will follow all necessary safety protocols.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING (SCHOOL YEAR)
Elementary and Middle School

The Faith Formation program geared for public and home-schooled children in grades one through eight is held on Wednesday evenings. Classes meet September through the beginning of May from 6:30 to 7:45 PM. 

First Eucharist (2nd Grade &older):

First Eucharist is celebrated yearly with active, participating parishioners and their families. There are group preparation sessions and a retreat for families with a second grader (or older) preparing for this sacrament. Families will complete a preparation workbook at home. It culminates in the celebration of First Eucharist.

First Reconciliation (2nd Grade &older): 

First Reconciliation is celebrated yearly with active, participating parishioners and their families. There are group preparation sessions and a retreat for families with a second grader (or older) preparing for this sacrament. Families will complete a preparation workbook at home for this sacrament. The curriculum for this preparation focuses on healing relationships.

 

SUNDAY PROGRAMMING
Nursery

The Sunday morning nursery for toddlers, ages 1 to 3 (12-36 months) is available year round during both masses. They will be cared for, play, pray, and begin to know what being in a faith community looks, sounds, and feels like.

Sunday morning nursery has been cancelled during COVID-19.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

During Sunday morning masses children, grades K-4, will have the opportunity to hear and reflect on the Word together. Children will be invited, led by their catechist, to the chapel adjacent to the Worship space.

Children's Liturgy of the Word has been cancelled during COVID-19.