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Children's Ministry

Faith formation begins at HOME, the domestic church.  The parish assists by providing opportunities for family activities, individual enrichment and religious education and formation for all ages.  Each parishioner is a model of living faith and continual growth for our children.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL is held during the 9 am Sunday morning mass from October through May.  This program is designed for children in Pre-K and Kindergarten.  Child must be three before September 1st and be toilet trained.  Registration is required. 

GRAPEVINE, religious education instruction for children in grades 1-5, takes place on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and run from October through May.  Through class time, prayer time and play time, children are introduced to the beliefs, values, and traditions of our faith.   Registration is required.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION is for children and youth in 2nd through 12th grade to receive their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.  Preparation classes are held on select Sundays following the 9 am mass for BOTH children and their parents or guardians.  Registration is required and children must have at least one year of religious education prior to registration.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INIATION FOR CHILDREN, based on the R.C.I.A., this process of Christian initiation is adapted for children and youth (ages 7 and up) who have not been baptized Catholic.  Preparation sessions are held Sunday mornings beginning in October and continue through Easter Vigil. Please contact James Nguyen (contact info at end of page) to schedule a time to discuss the specifics of the preparation process.  For baptisms of children ages 6 and under, please contact John Simpson at 253-839-2320 Ext. 209.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD (C.L.O.W.) takes place Sundays at the 9 AM and the Life Teen mass at 5 pm.  Children in grades 1 & 2 are dismissed from the general assembly to explore the Sunday scriptures, reflect and pray using materials adapted especially for children.  They are returned to the Church to join their families before the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Registration is not required.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)COMING SUMMER 2018: For one week in the summer, children gather for bible stories, crafts, prayer and fun.  This is also a great opportunity for older children to take leadership roles. 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR is open for students in grades 2 through 6.  They lead the Assembly at the 5:00 Saturday Vigil Mass once a month.  For more information on rehearsal dates and times, please call Lois Hansen at (253) 839-0354. 

ALTAR SERVERS can be boys or girls in grades 4 through high school.  Call the parish office at (253) 839-2320 for training dates and times.

 

 

For more information about our children’s faith formation programs or questions about volunteering with our children’s ministry team, please contact James Nguyen at (253) 839-2320 or email at jnguyen@stvincentparish.org.