Children's Ministry (Religious Ed)
Gospel Storytelling Begins for the School Year
An update from Sal: This past Sunday marked the restart of our Gospel Story Telling ministry. It was delightful to see the young children of our faith community gather in the center of our worship space and receive a blessing as they went out with their Gospel Story Tellers to encounter Christ in the Word. Their energy and enthusiasm, and the patience and care displayed by the storytellers give witness to Christ’s presence among us.
I invite parents and guardians to encourage their children to participate in this ministry. Children are grouped by age, Pre-K and Kinder form one group, and grades 1 and 2 form the other. Each child receives an age specific Gospel Weekly reader that includes the Gospel and activities. The handout is a great resource for parents and children to complete and review at home.
This ministry is offered to our children because of the dedicated parishioners who generously serve as Gospel Story Tellers. Thank you! There is always room for more folks to serve in this ministry, especially at the 11:00am Mass. If you are interested in serving as a Gospel Story Teller, contact me via email or by calling the parish office.
Register for the 2017-2018 School Year!
We are currently registering students in grade K-5 for the upcoming academic year. Please note the adjusted schedule for the year:
· Sunday-9:45-10:45am, K-5th grade
· Sunday-1:00-2:00pm, K-5th grade
· Monday-4:00-5:00pm, 1st-5th grade
· Monday – 6:00-7:00pm, 1st-5th grade (this is a conditional session, dependent on additional catechists and number of registered students. If you are interested in this time, we ask that you also indicate a second session that can work for you. If you, or someone you know is interested in serving as a catechist for this session, please share contact information. We will make the decision on this session by the 25th of August).
Call for Catechists and Catechist Aides to Pass On the Good News!
What good news? – The Good News of Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith! This fall, over 300 children and young people, preschool through grade 12, will sign up to learn more about Jesus and the Catholic faith. If interested or for more information, contact Regina, Children’s Ministry Coordinator (K-5) email@example.com or Carlos, Youth Minister (6-12) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office, 575-522-6202.
A Note from the Director of Faith Formation
When I transitioned over from Campus Ministry in July over to the office of Faith Formation, several parishioners took time to remind me that faith formation is not solely for children, youth and young adults. I agree 100%, Discipleship is a lifelong journey! The focus the past couple of months has been on getting Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry on a solid foundation, and with the dedicated service of many catechists, those two areas of ministry are going well. Next on my list is to develop adult faith formation opportunities and experiences to strengthen our relationship with and knowledge of God; to enhance our understanding of Scripture, Tradition and Catholic doctrine; and to sustain us in living as disciples of Jesus Christ. I would appreciate hearing from interested parishioners to share ideas, needs and wants in this area. If you would like to share your thoughts, please contact me so we can set up a time to meet.