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, 2018
When: July 23-27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Who: Age 3 - Grade 6 (must be age 3 by September 1, or entering grade K-6 in fall 2018, pending volunteer support)
This summer, venture onto an uncharted island where kids will learn to survive and thrive by being anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms…
Welcome to Shipwrecked, Our Lady of Grace’s 2018 Vacation Bible School! Come along on an amazing adventure as we deepen our faith through hands-on activities that will help everyone to discover that Jesus cares about them personally and he will rescue us as we face life’s toughest circumstances. Join us for a week full of fun, incredible music, and a relaxing island-getaway setting that all come together to point kids to Christ!
Visit our Vacation Bible School page for more information and to register.