About the 1st-8th Grade Faith Formation Programs
Forming the faith of our youngest members is important to the people of Our Lady of Grace! In addition to Our Lady of Grace Catholic school, we demonstrate our commitment to forming our young people by offering 75-minute Religious Education classes to all parish children and youth in grades 1-8, from 6:00 - 7:15 PM on Wednesday evenings. Classes are typically in session from late September through early May, following the Our Lady of Grace School calendar as closely as possible. Registration begins in April and continues through August.
Most sessions offer large group communal prayer, as well as small group (grade-level appropriate) lessons.
Lessons may include:
- listening to stories
- playing games
- creating crafts
- opportunities for communal reconciliation
- prayer services
- service projects
Elementary School Faith Formation
For children in grades 1-5, we follow the Loyola Press "Finding God" curriculum. Students who attend a Catholic elementary school during the day typically do not need to enroll in evening religious education classes. If you have questions regarding your children in Grades 1-5, please email Stephanie Lloyd.
Middle School Faith Formation
For youth in grades 6-8, we have a brand new offering in 2016-17 called Encounter! We encourage ALL students in grades 6-8 to enroll. If you have questions regarding your youth in Grades 6-8, please email Sr. Eileen.
Vacation Bible School 2017
When: July 24-28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Who: Age 3 thru Grade 8 (must be age 3 by Sept. 1, or entering grade K-8 in fall 2017, pending volunteer support)
At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them—and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Funshop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Visit our Vacation Bible School page for more information and to register.