COVID- 19 (Coronavirus) Update
All parish activities, including Life Kids, EDGE and LIFE TEEN, have been suspended until further notice. In the meantime, we are still working as a staff to be able to serve you as much as we can. Below you’ll find a list of resources for Mass options, family faith sharing, First Communion prep and more. We will be adding more resources to our website in the weeks to come, so please check back often.
Please know that we are praying for you and we are here for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do. All of our staff will be available by email, and although our office is not open to the public, we will have someone regularly checking phone messages as well. Be safe, take care of yourselves, and may God bless you!
*We are working to have Fr. Bill’s Mass on Sunday livestreamed as well, stay tuned for updates!
Family Faith Sharing
Find ideas and activities to grow in faith as a family from Loyola Press’ Sunday Connection based on each week’s readings. Select the current week, then click the tab titled “Family”.
Blessed First Communion Prep (2nd Grade Only)
Sign up for emails from Blessed by Dynamic Catholic to continue preparing your First Communicants from home.
Life Kids General Information
Life Kids is our Children’s Faith Formation Ministry for children ages preschool (age 3 and up) through 5th grade. Our goal is to bring kids closer to Jesus Christ and pass on our Catholic faith in relational, small faith sharing communities within each age group. Join us at any time throughout the school year. We meet on Sundays from 9:45 am to 10:45 am in the Moisant Center. Register here!
First Reconciliation & First Communion
Life Kids also includes preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion in 2nd grade. First Reconciliation takes place in December and First Communion takes place in May. If your child is older than 2nd grade but would like to receive these sacraments, we are happy to make alternate arrangements for you. Similarly, if your child has not been baptized yet, we would love to help you do so.
Contact Sarah Hoffman, Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator at (503) 638-1579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Volunteer Opportunities: Join Our Team!
When adult leaders are committed to developing personal connections with the children in their classes, children build a relationship of trust with these adults that facilitates a rich environment for learning and for faith discussion. This creates a sense of community within each class, which is so valuable to all of our faith journeys. This “mini community” is unique from all other groups such as sports teams, schoolmates, etc., because these kids will grow in their faith together and establish a sense of stability in a parish they can always call their home. Our goal for Life Kids is to build core teams of 3-4 adults for each class allowing us to accomplish the following:
- More flexibility for catechists who can’t come every session.
- Children building relationships of trust with catechists and peers
- More parents sharing the faith with their kids
- Adults learning each child’s name and face and personally acknowledging them.
- Team members growing in relationship as a team and as a small faith group
- Ability to share ideas and share responsibilities
- Larger pool of subs, making sure classes are “covered” each session
We would love some extra help in and out of the classroom. Please contact Sarah to see if there are any current needs and for volunteer requirements. Thank you!