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Children's Programs

   

"Parents are the primary educators in the faith"(GDC 255) and with this in mind we offer the following programs to supplement and support our families as they seek to share the gift of faith with their child(ren).

  •      Children's Liturgy of the WordA special breaking open of the Gospel, in which children hear and learn the Gospel as it is written for them, will be offered most every Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:30 am Masses during the school year. No registration is needed.  Refer to the Faith Formation Calendar for details.
  • Children will also have the opportunity to sing with our choir on certain Sundays.
  • Kindergarten - Fifth Grade After School ProgramChildren explore and discover what it is to be a son or daughter of God as they learn their faith in prayerful, experiential and fun filled.  The Wednesday after school program is a liturgy based curriculum with mixed grade levels.  During the year children participate in:
                °  Service projects geared just for them
                °  Scripture and art projects that hit home the main Bible points
                °   Prayer
                °  Saint celebrations and traditions
                °  All family events (note: These are evening events)
           Classes meet at the Faith Formation Center from 4:15 - 5:30 pm October through
         April.  A snack is provided.  
Registration in the program is needed.
  • Kindergarten - Fifth Grade Evening Program - Children will also explore and discover what it is to be a son or daughter of God as they learn their faith in prayerful, experiential and fun filled Wednesday evenings.  During the year children participate in:
               °  Service projects geared just for them

      °  Scripture and art projects that hit home the main Bible points

      °   Prayer

      °  Saint celebrations and traditions

      °  All family events (Note: These are evening events)

Classes meet at Centerville Elementary School from 6:30 - 7:45 PM  October through April.  Registration in the program is needed.

  • Second Grade Sacrament Preparation -  Preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Eucharist generally takes place in second grade.  This course work is woven into the second grade curriculum, however there is an at home parent/child component, parent classes, as well as parent/child retreats for both Reconciliation and Eucharist.  Registration is needed in the Faith Formation Program and be registered in the Parish. 
  • Vacation Bible School (VBS) - a great fun filled week of Bible adventure - learning about God's great love for each and every one of us. It is a time for crafts, games, music, skits, contests. We generally have VBS the third week of June. Children excitedly look forward to VBS each summer.
  • Created in the Image of God - a component of all child and youth curriculum focusing on helping children understand their innate dignity - wonderfully created by God with the right to be treated with love and honor.  This comes out of the Protection of Children and Youth Initiative mandated by the Archdiocese and helps youth and their parents to be knowledgeable and aware of the world around them empowering them to respond appropriately and to create a safe and healthy environment.

     

Our hope is that your child will gain a better understanding of our Catholic faith and traditions in an active, nurturing, age appropriate environment. We are blessed to have committed volunteers who love children. We always welcome any parent who feels called to serve in this rewarding ministry. Training is provided with plenty of support staff, materials and well laid out lesson plans.


St. Genevieve Church Office at 7087 Goiffon Rd., Centerville, MN 55038
St. Genevieve Parish Community Center at 6995 Centerville Rd.,
Centerville, MN 55038 651.429.7937 

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