All children are invited to visit Children’s Corner located in the Respect-Life Corner of the church. Sunday Mass Booklets & Bulletins; religious items; color sheets or activity pages are available FREE to young children. Also located in the corner: Children’s Religious Book Lending Library with more than 270 books AND the Children’s Prayer Center where children are invited to write their own prayer intentions.
APRIL: Month of EASTER.
Prayer Center Theme is: During this Easter Season please help me to grow in your love by...
Put written intentions in prayer pig; they will be offered up at all Sunday Masses once a month.
ARE YOU EDUCATING YOUR
CHILDREN IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH?
When a child is baptized into the Catholic Church, it is the parents responsibility to raise and educate that child in the Catholic faith. In order to help parents with this education, each parish offers a School of Religion Program (Grades 1-12) for those children attending a public or private school. SMM Religion Classes for students are held every Monday evening from 6:45 PM -8:00 PM. Registration Fee: $40 - one child; $15 - each additional child; $60 - maximum fee for any one family attending the program. Call Linda Earle, at 733-8980 for further info about registering your child.
In February, we will talk about the symbol of light, and how Christ is known as the Light of the World. In the Rite of Baptism for Infants, parents and godparents are asked to keep the light of Christ burning in the hearts of the child being baptized. We are to keep the child enlightened to the teachings of Jesus Christ and focused upon the love of God.
Camp Abbey is a Catholic overnight summer camp for children completing 2nd through 8th grades. The program is a ministry of the CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office of the Archdiocese and includes hiking, arts & crafts, sports, boating, archery, swimming, skits, prayer and sacramental opportunities, and so much more. Our campers grow closer to Christ and have fun while doing it!
Boy's Camp Dates
Week 1: June 4 - June 10, 2017
Week 2: June 11 - June 17, 2017
Week 3: June 18 - June 24, 2017
Week 4: July 23 - July 29, 2017
Girl's Camp Dates
Week 1: July 2 - July 8, 2017
Week 2:July 9 - July 15, 2017
Week 3: July 16 - July 22, 2017
Week 4: June 25 - July 1, 2017
Paid summer camp staff positions are also available for high school students (two-week positions) as well as college students and young adults (one-month positions). Camper registration, staff applications and additional details are available at www.campabbey.org.