Children

Faith Formation for Children

As parents you are stewards of God’s most wonderful gift, the life of Christ in your children. The parish  programs exist to support parents in their role of forming disciples of the Lord. It is a privilege to be a part of your family’s faith development.

Sunday Morning Programs:

Sunday School

Who: Children 4 years as of September 1, 2018- Kindergarten

When: During 9 am Mass.

Children will experience the beauty of the Catholic faith and the love of God through stories, songs, videos and play activities.

There is no fee for children to attend this program but they must be registered.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO PROVIDE SUNDAY’S  PROGRAMS

To help please email: jwinkelmann@stpaulapostle.com

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD:

Who: children in grades Kindergarten – 2nd

When: during both 9 and 11 am Masses

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an effective way for our children to develop a fuller and more active participation in Mass by hearing the readings ​at a level of their understanding.

 

Elementary Faith Formation 

Who: Children in grades 1st – 6th

When: Tuesdays

  • Session I: 4:30-5:45 p.m.
  • Session II: 6:15-7:30 p.m.

2018-2019

Faith Formation Class Dates

Sept. 18, 25

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Nov. 6, 13, 27

Dec. 4, 11

Join us Dec. 18 for caroling through the neighborhood, followed by cocoa at the Rectory 6:30- 7:30 pm. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29

Feb.5, 12, 26

March 5, 12, 19, 26

April 9, 16, 23, 30

On April 30 we will celebrate with a May Crowning followed by an ice cream social.

Elementary Faith Formation engages and challenges children in grades 1-6 to put their “faith into action”. Many activities and special events are incorporated into the year to provide diverse experiences for all learning styles.

The curriculum from RCL Benziger is  “… rooted in the rich and diverse tradition of the Catholic faith. Our faith formation programs provide an excellent foundation for a lifetime of faith. These parish resources nourish the spiritual well being of each child with the richness of God’s Word, the Church’s teachings, and liturgical expression.”

~ From RCL Benziger overview

Volunteers are needed at every level and with every age group. Volunteer time can be anywhere from 90 minutes a week to serving once a month, or helping with special projects and workshops.

Register on line:

Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities

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  • There are many ways you can help and participate in our Faith Formation programs.

    Prayerfully consider how you might become involved in the Religious Ed/ Faith Formation community.
  • VIRTUS TRAINING – PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN: Any volunteer over the age of 18 who has regular contact with children/youth must attend a Protecting God’s Children Awareness session.

    This training session only needs to be taken once and is good for any area you may want to volunteer with our youth. This includes youth ministry volunteers, chaperones for retreats, small group leaders, catechists, nursery workers, coaches and much more. Sessions are offered on a regular basis at various parishes in the diocese. For more information go to www.virtus.org or contact the Parish Office.