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.

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 for dates, or contact the parish office.

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.

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.

Coordinator of Faith Formation

Laura Schaad

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.