Children & Youth Ministries

General inquires about our Children’s and Youth Ministries should be directed to: Maria Thorsen

Children’s Faith Formation Programs

“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

Together we can help our children develop a personal relationship with God.  We encourage our children to develop an understanding of their Catholic faith through attending Mass, reading Scripture, sacred song, the sacraments, and prayer.  Parents, you are supported by your faith community to give your children the tools to welcome Christ into their daily lives to and the rest of their lives.

Vacation Bible School: Mark Your Calendar – July 9 – 13

Contact: Maria Thorsen

Preschool through 5th Grade Classes meet on Sunday mornings during the school year at 10:00 am, between the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses. Faith Formation Registration Form 2017-18

Learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Contact Maria Thorsen

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a program that invites children ages 4 – 6 to leave the larger parish assembly during Mass to celebrate a liturgy in the small Sacristy with trained Catechists.  CLW is held during the school year.

Contact Maria Thorsen

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist takes place in Second Grade and includes formation classes for the children and parents.  Children who are beyond second grade who have not received their First Eucharist are welcome and encouraged to attend these classes. Please register using this  Sacramental Prep Form 2017-18

All classes begin with a Pot-Luck Family Lunch at 12:00pm in the Parish Hall.

First Reconciliation Schedule: 

February 18, 2018 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 4, 2018 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 11, 2018 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 17, 2018 – The Sacrament of Reconciliation – 10:00am

First Eucharist Schedule:

April 8, 2018  – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
April 15, 2018 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
April 22, 2018 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
May 5, 2018 – First Eucharist Retreat 9:00am-1:00pm
May 8, 2018 – First Eucharist Rehearsal 6:00pm
May 12 and May 13, 2018 – The Sacrament of First Eucharist

Contact: Maria Thorsen

Nursery: The Cathedral nursery is open from 8:30am – 12:30pm on Sunday mornings.  Children ages 12 months to 3 years old are welcome.  The children are supervised by trained nursery care provider and parent volunteers.

Contact: Maria Thorsen

The Cathedral Children’s Choir

The Cathedral Childrens Choir is conducted by Mrs. Amy Hruska.  Children grades 1 through 6 are invited to join the choir.   The choir will sing at the Easter Sunday Mass at 9:00 am. Registration forms are in the Parish Hall or  by clicking here.

Rehearsal dates are on:

Sundays 10-11 am – March 11, March 18, March 25, Sunday plus 8:15 am before April 1 9:00 am Mass.

If you have any questions, please email Maria Thorsen

Middle School Youth Group

Middle School students (Grades 6-8) meet 3 times per month from 12:00-1:30pm (following the 11:00am Mass). We meet for lunch and a group discussion in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Throughout the year, we go on outings, celebrate holidays, and participate in retreats together. Come check us out!

Youth Group Registration 2018

High School Youth Group

High School Youth Group meets once a month in the Campus Ministry Lounge from 12:00-1:00 (following the 11:00 am Mass). We enjoy lunch together while talking about our faith, and we plan for service projects and events.

Youth Group Registration 2018


To register for our 2017 Confirmation class, students must be at least 16 or in their Sophomore year of High School. Please fill out a registration form and email it to Liz or mail it to the church office.

For questions please contact April Ruiz

Confirmation Registration Packet 2018