Children & Youth Ministries

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

Youth Ministries should be directed to: Liz Riegler

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.

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

The Holy Seasons of Advent and Lent

As Catholics we are reminded every Advent and Lent  about the mercy and love of Jesus Christ.  Join us in helping each other keep these holy seasons alive and meaningful.  

Family and Parish Advent Prayer Activities and Wreath Making with a Pot-Luck Brunch  All are invited to a morning of Advent activities and Advent wreath making. Bring a friend!!  December 2, 2017 / 10:00am – 12:00pm / Parish Hall

Family and Parish Lent Prayer and Activities and Pot-Luck Brunch  All are invited to come a morning of Lenten prayers and activities. Bring a Friend!!  February 24, 2018 / 10:00am 12:00pm / Parish Hall

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 2 through 6 are invited to join the choir.   The choir will sing at the Christmas Eve Mass at 4:00 pm and the Easter Sunday Mass at 9:00 am. Registration forms are in the Parish Hall or  by clicking here.

Rehearsal dates to be announced.

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

Confirmation

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 Liz Riegler

Confirmation Registration Packet 2018