Ministry to Families with Young Children
Parents are indeed the primary educators of their children. We seek to aid parents in this task by providing parents of young children the opportunity to network with other young parents, as well as by providing them with the education and support they need to carry out the promises they make at their child’s baptism.
Sunday School for Preschoolers is offered from mid-September through April. The class consists of bible stories and Catholic teachings that are age appropriate and focus on loving God and loving others. All children ages 4 and up are invited to sign up. Information will be sent to all families in August.
Sunday Mass Nursery
During the Sunday School year, a Sunday nursery is offered. The Nursery meets during Mass so parents can concentrate on Mass while their young children are engaged and playing in our Nursery room with our adult and teen volunteers.
Early Catholic Family Life
Periodically we offer the Early Catholic Family Life Program. Patterned after the highly successful Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program in the public schools, ECFL is an Archdiocesan program designed to assist parents with children from birth to age five with the tools they need to teach their children the Catholic Faith. The classes include a parent-child component, parent discussion time and a children’s time. Watch the bulletin or the calendar below for dates, or contact the parish office.
We love fun adults who have a desire to share their faith with our youth. Sign up below! All volunteers must complete a background check and VIRTUS training as required by the Archdiocese. A Code of Conduct form must be completed each year.
Children’s Worship Bulletins
Children’s Worship Bulletins are a great resource to deepen your child’s faith during or after Sunday Mass, and Corpus Christi is now making the bulletins available to print at home! Each bulletin reflects on the Sunday Gospel reading and brings children further into the Gospel with various activities and learning opportunities. There are two different bulletins provided, one for children ages 3-6 and the other for children ages 7-12. Click on the links below for the current Sunday’s Children’s Worship Bulletins or find printed copies in the entryway of the Corpus Christi Parish Office.
Kids’ Prayer Corner
Daily Examen for Kids: The Daily Examen is an Ignatian prayer practice that helps us to reflect at the end of our day and look forward to tomorrow.
Extra Faith Formation Resources for Kids
In addition to our Faith Formation program, below you will find a list of online resources that educate and help encourage the faith of young children. Suggestions range from podcasts to blogs with great ideas to keep your child engaged in their faith. Feel free to explore the options available. Contact Liz if you have any other great suggestions to add to this running list.
Catholic Sprouts Podcast
The Brick Bible – Bible Stories Illustrated with LEGO
Catholic Sprouts Blog
Saint Stories for Kids Podcast
Little Saint Adventures App
Saint of the Day App
St. Mary’s Press Website
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Videos
CCC Coloring Pages
The Kennedy Adventures Blog
Real Life at Home Blog
Catholic Mom Blog
Catholic Icing Blog
Catholic Cuisine Blog
Teaching Catholic Kids Blog
Sadlier Religion Blog