We are preparing for our Religious Education program to begin in the Fall of 2022. To properly plan, we need to receive registration information as soon as possible. Please complete and email registration forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Frees are not due until the program begins.
Liturgy of the Word for Children
What is Liturgy of the Word for Children?
Children’s Liturgy is about breaking open the Word of God for young people. The children are taken to their own sacred space where the Gospel is proclaimed from The Lectionary adapted for Children. These Readings are written in simple language so children can understand the stories of Jesus. There is a time for discussion and questions.
The Liturgy of the Word for Children is not “Sunday school”. Rather, it is a component of the ritual prayer of Mass just as it is for adults.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is not separate from the Mass. It flows with and in the greater celebration of the Sunday Mass.
Although the children may be in a different space for the liturgy of the Word or at a different level of understanding, we do not think of them as having been “dismissed” from the assembly. When they are elsewhere, it is to enhance their inclusion in the liturgy, not separate them from it.
Parents or guardians are always welcome to join us. There is training available for anyone who would like to be an adult leader in the very special ministry.
Please contact Peggy at email@example.com for mor information
Elementary Program – Grades P-6
We use the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies – Faith Formation Program. We meet on Sunday Mornings at 10 am in the Parish Hall.
Junior High Program – Grades 7-9
We use the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies – Faith Formation Program, Toastmaster Youth Leadership Program, and Youth Alpha. Classes take place on Sunday evenings at 6 pm in the Parish Hall.
We celebrate the Sacrament of 1st Communion in Grade 2 and the Sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 9.
Students receiving these sacraments must have participated in age-appropriate faith formation programming for at least one year immediately prior to the sacramental preparation year.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons aged 18 and up and wishing to prepare for and receive the Sacraments are candidates for our parish’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program and should contact the parish office at email@example.com for more information.