Ages 4-5, Preschool/Kindergarten
Godly Play is a method of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s
presence in the lives of the children, utilizing key events of the Old Testament,
the parables of Jesus, and the Christmas/Easter events. In addition, we
help the children connect to the liturgical seasons. At the heart of the Godly Play methodology is
the belief that children already have an innate sense of the divine in their
lives. What they may lack is the necessary language to express their
experiences of God, so the sessions allow for the children to develop their
faith vocabulary, both in verbal sharing as well as through creative
expression, i.e. artwork, play time, etc.
With this in mind, we will provide a nurturing and safe
environment for the children to expand their religious vocabulary and faith. A
typical session last for 60 minutes, during which time the children will
participate in a presentation of a Biblical story, engage in creative play to
help them further develop their faith, and share in a communal meal that
somewhat mirrors our experience of gathering around the Eucharistic table.
Weekly family pages will be sent home/e-mailed to support
the weekly scripture story and overall lesson, along with links to suggested
online videos and supplemental curriculum.
will be the primary mode of communication for all participants. You will
receive these communications via e-mail.
Formation of Groups:
will be formed based on room capacity for social distancing and the number of
available catechists. Godly Play leaders will need to be recruited and
trained and will receive a leader guide along with on-going weekly
Adult leaders (2 per group). All families that provide a
catechist for one of our programs will receive a full tuition break for the
NEW! Family Faith Formation Program
In an effort to support and encourage families to grow in their faith
together, as well as offer alternatives for families that already have
busy schedules, we are offering a new family-based program. This program
will meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 pm.
The sessions will begin with a large-group catechetical session,
followed by participation in the Eucharistic liturgy. These liturgies
will be “teaching masses” that will help the participants gain a deeper
understanding of what we do when we celebrate the Eucharist. Following
mass, we will offer additional youth ministry programming for middle and
high school youth.
Non-Baptized children and youth
participating in the Family Faith Formation Program that are also
preparing to receive sacraments in the Spring of 2024 will have
additional gatherings focused on preparation for those celebrations.
Use the buttons below to register youth participants or adult volunteers for the 2023-24 session of the Pax Christi Faith Formation as we explore faith, having fun and building friendships along the way!
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CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLOW)
Ages 4-years-old through Grade 3
Offered during the 9:00 and 11:00 masses
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) ministry enables children to participate in the weekend worship experience, to nourish and guide their spiritual growth, and to immerse them in the Word of God in ways that are understandable to them. All children ages 4 years old through 3rd grade are welcome to participate. They enjoy the Word of God on their level, shared prayer, singing, and activities. There is no prior registration or fee for participation.
For more information about the Elementary Program, please contact Reneé Dignan at 952-405-7212 or email@example.com, or call the parish office at 952-941-3150.