General inquires about our Children’s and Youth Ministries should be directed to: Joy Weir
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
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd meets on Sunday mornings during the school year at 10:00 am, between the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses. Faith Formation Registration Form 2018-19
Learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Contact Joy Weir
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
is a program that invites children ages 3 – 7 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 Joy Weir
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 2018-19
All classes begin with a Pot-Luck Family Lunch at 12:00pm in the Parish Hall.
First Reconciliation Schedule:
February 24, 2019 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 3, 2019 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 10, 2019 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 16, 2019 – 10:00 am The Sacrament of First Reconciliation
First Eucharist Schedule:
April 7, 2019 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
April 28, 2019 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
May 5, 2019 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
May 11, 2019 – First Eucharist Retreat and Rehearsal 9:00am-1:00pm
May 18 and May 19, 2019 – The Sacrament of First Eucharist
Contact Joy Weir
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 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 are on:
Sundays 10-11 am – December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23 plus 3:00 pm rehearsal before December 24 Mass
Sundays 10-11 am – March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14, plus 8:15 am before April 21 9:00 am Mass.
If you have any questions, please contact Joy Weir
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 providers and parent volunteers.
Contact: Maria Thorsen
Middle School Youth Group
Middle School students (Grades 6-8) meets regularly during the school year from 10:00-11:00 am (following the 9:00am Mass). We meet for doughnuts and other snacks and a group discussion in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Throughout the year, we complete service projects, work with other ministries at Cathedral, and have fun. Come check us out!
High School Youth Group
High School Youth Group meets twice a month in the Campus Ministry Lounge from 12:00-2:00 (following the 11:00 am Mass). We enjoy lunch together while talking about our faith, and we plan for service projects and events.
To register for our 2019 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 Joy Weir or mail it to the church office.
For questions please contact Joy Weir
Faith in Action
How can we pass on our Catholic faith to our children? How can we use ordinary situations to show our children the love and presence of God? How can families support each other in these challenging times? Let’s connect as families and offer our support to our children’s formation. While our children are in formation class – we will do service projects together that will support their learning. We will also learn more about what they are doing in formation so we can continue the conversation at home!
All sessions will be in the Parish Hall from 10am-11am
Join us for our first session on Sunday, September 23rd in the Parish Hall.
For more information please contact: Joy Weir
Highlights from this year’s Vacation Bible School, Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus
Join us for VBS next year from July 8 – 12, 2019!
Contact: Joy Weir