CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION
The purpose of the Parish Religion Program (PRP) is to support and enhance the religious formation of children that takes place in the family.
Children Preschool thru Grade 8
The parish provides the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies during the school year for families of children of preschool age and for those children grades K thru 8 attending the public schools. The Pflaum program is a lectionary-based approach which interweaves the current weekly Gospel reading with worship, prayer, activities, practical service, and community. There are five group levels:
- SEEDS: Preschool Level
- PROMISE: K – 1
- GOOD NEWS: 2-3
- VENTURE: 4-5-6
- VISIONS: 7-8
The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies are distributed weekly to children in the rear of church from mid-September thru mid-May. Seasonal family programs may be also be offered (see bulletin).
To register your child so that he/she may receive these appropriate faith-formation materials please complete the PRP Registration Form Children 2016-2017 and return to the Parish Office. You may also contact the Parish Office: (513) 535-2719.
There is a modest suggested annual donation of $15 per child for the Gospel Weeklies (to cover cost/shipping).
Young Children @ Mass
Parents are always encouraged to bring their young children to Mass with them. In addition, the parish does provide quiet spaces during Mass for those young children attending with parents who may need a time/place to move and be active. There is a Quiet Room at the back of Church with children’s books and tables; parents may also use the Friar’s Chapel at the front of church when gathered around the altar during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Children are prepared for the reception of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation by the parents and by the parish. Parents of children of sacramental age should contact the Parish Office in the spring prior to the start of the year during which these sacraments are to be received. In addition, children should be regularly attending Mass with the parent(s) and participating in the PRP process. The usual age/grade for reception of these sacraments is:
First Reconciliation (2nd Grade prior to reception of First Eucharist – usually Dec. or Mar.)
First Eucharist (2nd Grade – usually during the Easter Season)
Confirmation (8th Grade year – preparation process takes one year)