Registration 2018-2019

Our Children’s Ministry is designed to help those involved to deepen their personal relationship with God, to develop a sense of belonging in a living Christian community, and to prepare your child for their personal mission in the world as a disciple of Christ.  We also recognize that family-life tends to be over-scheduled with activities.  We do not want our outreach to be another burden for your family, but rather seen as a gift that helps to develop caring, responsible, faith-filled and productive adults.  We continue to redesign our program to assist over-scheduled families and have strengthen our efforts to create a joy-filled experience for all involved.

Registration Dates:

Attend the Parent / Caregiver Orientation after the 9 AM or 11 AM Mass at the Diocesan Pastoral Center.
After the orientation you may complete the registration packet to enroll your child.  Register early; enrollment is limited.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Sunday, September 2, 2018  (Last Day for Registration) 
Children’s Ministry  (1st through 8th Grade)

Children learn their faith – including instructions in doctrine, sacraments, commandments, and prayer – within the rhythms and season of the liturgical year, encouraging a growing participation in the life of the parish community.  Join us for our Children’s Ministry which meet on Sundays after the 9 AM Mass.

For More Information:  Children’s Ministry

Liturgy of the Word with Children  (All Children)


Every week we retell the Scripture message in a way that’s meaningful for children during our Children’s Liturgy of the Word Services during the 9 AM Mass on Sundays.  We provide involving puzzles and pencil activities to add to the experience and a take-home Family Focus column which offers great ideas to build on the Gospel message all week.

For More Information:  Liturgy of the Word with Children

 

First Reconciliation  (2nd Grade and Above)

Since your child was an infant you have been teaching him or her how to make good choices and to recognize the difference between good and bad actions.  Preparation for the sacrament of First Reconciliation continues this example in a new and renewed way.  You are gifting your child with a wonderful heritage; a faith that instills in others a capacity for sincere sorrow and an ability to change ones actions.  Classes are held on Sunday’s after the 9 AM Mass.

For More Information:  First Reconciliation Preparation

Confirmation and First Eucharist  (3rd Grade and Above)

If we live the fruits of the Eucharist in our daily lives, we will fill our families and our communities with the life-giving qualities that the Mass brings:  hospitality, concern for the poor and vulnerable, self-offering, and thanksgiving.  These are wonderful qualities you will share with your child preparing for First Eucharist.  The gifts of the Holy Spirit offered in Confirmation will also help them to become caring, responsible, faith-filled and productive disciples of Christ as they mature into adulthood.  What wonderful gifts to share with your family:  Faith!  Classes are held on Sunday’s after the 9 AM Mass.

For More Information:  Confirmation and First Eucharist

Final Thoughts:

Finally, research into positive youth development confirms the power of faith and religious participation.  Youth who spend one or more hours a week in a religious program are less likely to engage in harmful behaviors and more likely to engage in thriving behaviors.  Faith and religious participation is a powerful influence on your child and we will support you in your efforts to share the gift of faith with your child.

For More Information:

Coordinator of Children’s Ministry
Theresa Losada
Phone:  602-354-2068
Email:  tlosada@smbphx.org

Director of Faith Development
Br. Scott Slattum, OFM
Phone:  602-354-2082
Email:  sslattum@smbphx.org

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