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.

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.

Sunday School

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 set 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.

Vacation Bible School Registration

Come join us for a week of fun and faith building at Vacation Bible School June 21st – 25th, 2021 from 9:00am – 12:00pm! This year’s theme of “Treasured” will take us on an adventure through the jungle and we will discover how we are treasured by God! Preschool – Fifth Grade students are welcome to participate. Click on the link below to register online. Please register by May 24th to allow for planning. We can’t wait for you to join us for a week full of music, games, and fun as we learn about Jesus’ love for us! If you would like to volunteer or have questions, email Laura at laura@ccmn.org.

Register for Vacation Bible School

Virtual Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Corpus Christi will begin a virtual Children’s Liturgy of the Word program on Sunday, December 20th. We invite children PreK-5th grade to join us each Sunday at 9:00am on Zoom as we learn how the Scripture speaks to our lives and how we can respond in active ways. The program will be around 20-30 minutes long and consists of music, Scripture reflection, take-home activities, and community sharing with one another. We hope this program is beneficial to your young ones as we connect safely with one another in the community! If you are interested in joining, please contact Laura at laura@ccmn.org.

Printable Take Home Activities for Children’s Liturgy of the Word Sessions

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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.

Printable Children’s Worship Bulletins

Ages 3-6
Sunday, April 4th, 2021
Sunday, April 11th, 2021
Sunday, April 18th, 2021
Sunday, April 25th, 2021
Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
Ages 7-12
Sunday, April 4th, 2021
Sunday, April 11th, 2021
Sunday, April 18th, 2021
Sunday, April 25th, 2021
Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

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 Laura 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
SuperBook App
FORMED – Membership Subscription $
Lukas Storyteller Videos – Membership Subscription $ or FORMED
Brother Francis Videos – Membership Subscription $ or FORMED
Brother Francis Coloring Pages
The Kennedy Adventures Blog
Real Life at Home Blog
Catholic Mom Blog
Catholic Icing Blog
Catholic Cuisine Blog
Crafting Catholics Blog
Teaching Catholic Kids Blog
Sadlier Religion Blog

Coordinator of Faith Formation


Laura Schaad
laura@ccmn.org
651-846-9216

Laura Schaad is a cradle Catholic who continues to learn and grow in the beautiful faith of the Church. She graduated from College of Saint Benedict in May 2019 with a BA in Theology and Secondary Education. While undergoing her student teaching experiencing, Laura heard God calling her to teach the faith in a parish church instead of a traditional school classroom. She is delighted to be a part of the Corpus Christi community and is excited to care for and learn from the parishioners here. Laura hopes to connect with every community member over a possible common love for cooking, baking, books, TV shows, Minnesota, and of course, Catholicism.