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Children's Ministry

Faith formation begins at home, the domestic church.  The parish assists by providing opportunities for family activities, individual enrichment and religious education and formation for all ages.  Each parishioner is a model of living faith and continual growth



Sunday School is held during the 10:00 Sunday morning Mass from September through April.  This program is designed for children from three year olds through kindergarten.  Child must be three before September 1st and be toilet trained.


Vacation Bible Camp

For one week in July over 100 children gather for bible stories, crafts, prayer and fun.  This is also a great opportunity for older children to take leadership roles.  Planning begins in January.


Religious education instruction for children in grades one through five takes place on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00, September through April.    Through instruction time, prayer time and play time; children are introduced to the major themes and stories of our faith.   The is often opportunities for parents to also deepen their faith on these evenings


Sacramental Preparation

Children normally celebrate their First Reconciliation and first Holy Communion in the second grade.   No matter what age, families must have a history of active participation; Children must have at least one year of religious education.  Parents and children participate in the preparation program, held on Sundays after the 10:00 AM




Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place at the 10:00 AM and Sunday Life Teen Masses.  Children in grades 1 & 2 explore the Gospel story on their own level.  They return to the Assembly after the Universal Prayers and before the Liturgy of the Eucharist.



Children’s Choir is open for students in grades 2 through 6.  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings.  They lead the Assembly at the 5:00 Saturday Vigil Mass once a month.  For more information call Lois Hansen 253 839 0354


Altar Servers can be boys or girls in grades 4 through high school.  Call the office for the next training dates