Liturgy of the Word for Children
Liturgy of the Word for Children 1st grade through 4th grade children are invited to participate in Liturgy of the Word for Children during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. Adult volunteers in this ministry present the day's readings in child-friendly language and discuss the Scripture with the children. We offer Liturgy of the Word for Children most weekends of the year.
Vacation Bible School 2017
Mother Mary Came to Fatima 100 Years Ago!
Our 2017 Catholic VBS program "Mother Mary Came to Fatima 100 Years Ago!" will be held at Nativity of Mary on Monday, July 17 through Thursday, 20 from 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. each day.
All children who are going into Kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to register. Please use the Children's Registration Form for preschool through grade 5. We also welcome youth and adult volunteers in all areas. Please use the Youth Volunteers Registration Form for grades 6 and up. For more information, contact Lisa Bromschwig at email@example.com or (952)881-8671 x315.
Religious Education is a Wednesday evening program for children in the parish who attend public schools. Volunteer Catechists work with first through eigth grades using a classroom-based religion curriculum that addresses both Scripture and Catholic tradition. Our programming emphasizes service, community, in addition to Catholic doctrine. Religious Education has a long tradition and meets a great need for many Catholic families. Over 100 children and 20-30 volunteers participate in Religious Education each year.
Adult Faith Formation
Each year, we present a varied menu of adult faith formation opportunities, generally in response to parishioner suggestions. Recent programs included bible studies, the Archdiocesan Evangelization Initiative, explorations of Catholic history and Church teachings, discussions of current faith issues, study of other religions, the popular "Water Cooler Questions" series. Most of the programs are taught or facilitated by staff or parishioners. When the budget allows it, we have occasional guest speakers. Any parishioner is welcome to contact the Director of Adult and Sacramental Formation with requests or suggestions for future programming.
Welcome to the Sacrament of Confirmation for the program year 2016-2017. Confirmation has a registration form that is different from the Religious Education registration form. Please print the Confirmation registration form, fill it out and drop off or mail to John Stute, Director of Youth Faith Formation, at the Parish Office along with your registration payment. Confirmation class begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 7 in the Cafeteria. If you have any questions, please contact John Stute at (952)881-8671 x316 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.