Children's Liturgy of the Word - For children of pre-school age and older
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is designed to provide our younger parishioners (ages 3 and up) with a meaningful experience of liturgy. Twice each month we offer a special Children’s Liturgy during Sunday 9 am Mass. During Mass, children are invited to go to the school library with Director of Religious Education, Lisa Veto, and Children’s Liturgy aides, to hear an age-appropriate lesson on the readings of the day. The children’s lesson lasts approximately 20 minutes, after which the children return to the church to join their families at Mass.
Through this program, young children learn about our Catholic faith at a level that they understand and enjoy. They will sing songs, say prayers, listen and discuss the weekly readings and participate in enriching learning activities.
Parents are always welcome to join their children for Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and to help with this wonderful ministry. If you are interested in assisting with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, contact Lisa Veto, Director of Religious Education, at email@example.com
Religious Education Classes - For children in Kindergarten-8th grade
Our classes take place on Sundays to accommodate our children and parents!
Our Religious Education program aims to support parents in their role as primary educators in the faith of their children. Our program is a continuous process from Kindergarten through 8th grade, including preparation for sacraments.
Our catechists are members of Saint Hilary Parish who have volunteered their time to work with your children. If you are interested in sharing your love of the Catholic faith and you enjoy working with young people, please consider being a Catechist or an Aide for one of our classrooms!
If you have any questions, or if you would like to volunteer in our program, please contact Lisa Veto, Director of Religious Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are very much looking forward to helping our parish youngsters grow in faith to fully experience the joy of being Catholic!
Our classes are as follows:
Kindergarten through 4th grade: Students meet on Sunday mornings immediately following the 9:00 am Mass, from 10:00 to 10:45 am. If your family attends the 9:00 am Mass, children process out of the church with Father at the end of Mass and go directly to their classrooms. If your family attends the 11:00 am Mass, you may bring your child to his/her classroom in the school building at 10:00 am. Please join fellow parents and parishioners in Tarantino Hall for coffee and doughnuts while your children are in their classes. Please pick your children up in their classrooms promptly at 10:45 am.
Our first Family Service Project for K-4th grade families this year is to help the Family House, which serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns. We'll collect and assemble snack/activity kits for families with long hospital waits. We will meet in the school library from 10 - 10:45 am on October 5th. Click below to sign up to be ter and help us by brining items for the kits. Come join us in serving others in Jesus' name!
5th through 8th grade: Students meet on Sunday evenings following the 5:00 pm Mass. Please pick your children up in the classrooms promptly at 7:00 pm.
Religious Education Enrollment Link
Religious Education Materials
The materials we use are published by Pflaum Publishing Corp. and include weekly take-home Gospel lessons for each grade level as well as an age-appropriate handbook to help children learn the basics of the Catholic faith. The Pflaum Learning Ladder shows an outline of the concepts which are taught for each age-group.
Religious Education Sacrament Information and Forms
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Faith Resources for Families
To access faith resources for families, click here.