Children's Faith Formation

"You too, dear young people can be joyful witnesses of his love, courageous witnesses of his Gospel, carrying to this world a ray of his light." - Pope Francis

Welcome to Religious Education! Our goal is to help our children grow to become true disciples of Jesus Christ by building relationships with them, being examples for them and teaching them God’s Word.

Jesus and Me (JAM)

JAM (Jesus and Me) Religious Education classes are for our Preschool and Kindergarten children of the parish. Activities are joyful and involve movement, song, puppets, stories, and scripture! It is designed for Pre-K children aged 4 by August 1, 2023, and aged 4 by August 1, 2023, and Kindergarten children aged occur during the school year from 8:45 -10:15am. 

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1st-5th Grade

Religious Education classes are held twenty Sundays from August to May. Sessions occur at St. Malachy School from 8:45 - 10:15 am, allowing children to participate in Mass with the families and apply and reinforce the faith formation they are experiencing during the Religious Education classes. Although parents are the first teachers of the faith, children need to learn about their faith with their peers and from other adults’ perspectives. 

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6th Grade - 7th Grade

On Sunday mornings during the school year, middle school students in 6th and 7th grade6th and 7th grade students During this time, the middle school youth learn to be "joyful witnesses of the Gospel" while building up the community. The sessions take place at St. Malachy School from 8:45 am - 10:15 am, allowing the youth to participate at Mass with their families to apply and reinforce the formation they are experiencing during their sessions.

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Vacation Bible School

When you eat with Jesus, anything can happen!

An interactive VBS where children learn that everyone is welcome at God’s table! The four Bible stories in this curriculum explore stories about Jesus from the Gospels of Luke and John. These stories show Jesus eating with unexpected people, providing food for a crowd, demonstrating humility, and extending welcome and forgiveness. Through worship and drama, Bible study, art projects, and active games, children are welcomed to taste and share at God’s table, where there is always enough!

Come to the Table invites children to see that God loves and welcomes all people and challenges them to share that same love and hospitality in their everyday lives.

VBS is open to those who are 4 years old (by June 23, 2024) thru 4th grade (based on 2024-25 grade).  VBS will occur June 24-27th from 6-8pm.  Registration is open!

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Quest - Middle School Youth Ministry

Quest Middle School Youth Ministry is a ministry for the young church, grades 6th through 8th, to gather to grow deeper in faith and friendship in a Christ-centered environment.

  Youth Ministry Page

Journey - High School Youth Ministry

Journey High School Youth Ministry is a ministry for the young church to come together to walk beside each other as they seek the truth through faith, friends, food, and fun.

Youth Ministry Page

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Staff

Children's Religious Education Coordinator

office: 317-852-3195 x7001