Children & Families
Replacing the classroom model of formation, Parent-led Catechesis is a two-part process. First, parents meet once per month on SUNDAYS from 3:00p-4:45p or TUESDAYS from 6:15p-8:00p where they learn the material and then teach students at home. During the parent session, students attend a fun review here at Church. Second, in addition to that formation, families attend the Family Gathering once a month. This includes potluck (or picnic during a pandemic) and family activity. For families with grades K-7.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (3-6 y/o)
Grounded in an understanding and appreciation of the child’s engagement with Scripture and Liturgy, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd offers a gentle way to honor the genuine spiritual life of children ages 3-6 through Montessori methodology. The level I Atrium lays the foundation for the child’s encounter with the Catholic community of faith. Sessions for 2022-2023 are SATURDAY afternoons from 2:30p - 4:15p or SUNDAY mornings from 8:30a - 10:15a.
Vacation Bible School - July 17-21, 2023
Rallying the children to come alive in their faith, Vacation Bible School combines song, storytelling, bible stories, exploration, saints, and so much more to connect children to each other and the world around them. Preschool through 5th grade students are welcome to participate. Many volunteers are needed to bring VBS alive!
Church Music Camp - July 17-21, 2023
Join us this summer for Church Music Camp at St. Patrick’s where we nurture everyone’s God-given gift of music. All parishioners (and neighboring church parishioners) are invited to attend this camp, whether learning to sing for the first time or an experienced singer or instrumentalist. Taking place on July 17 through July 21 (2023) our camp is an opportunity to deepen our faith and understanding of the Holy Mass while creating music as a form of prayer: all while having fun with friends! One of our main goals is to enthuse young people to participate in Mass as singers and musicians and to culture an approach of praying when singing and making music.
Sacraments Camp 2023- June 26- 30
Formerly known as 2nd grade sacraments, 1st Reconciliation & 1st Communion preparation will take place in June AFTER completion of second grade. This camp runs 8:15a-5p Monday- Friday for one week. Families must actively participate in Parent-led Catechesis. Parents are required to attend a Parent-only retreat in the Spring prior to registering for Sacraments Camp. During the July Masses following Sacraments Camp, students will receive their 1st Communion. Families must be registered parishioners or receive written permission from both their pastor and Fr. Edison.
Sacraments Camp Registration (must be currently enrolled in Parent-led Catechesis)
SAVE THE DATE! Sacraments Camp 2024 - June 24 - June 28, 2024