Pre-K - Grade 8
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Allelu Pre-School Program
Who: Children ages 4 & 5
When: Fall & Spring Sessions
Sundays During 11:30 am Mass
(Children join parents before final blessing)
Allelu! is a brand-new, early childhood program with innovations that make it easy to engage every child and build his/her faith! Created by expert catechists and a child psychologist, Allelu! delivers a unique, multisensory experience that is manageable for any catechist—without extensive facility requirements or expensive training sessions.
Within this framework, the goals of Allelu! are to:
- Teach young children about our Catholic faith.
- Familiarize children with the Catholic sacraments, liturgical rituals, symbols, and seasons.
- Help form children’s moral lives, standards and values.
- Teach children how to pray.
- Give children the words and tools they need to talk about God.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
No Registration Required
Who: Children in grades 1-4
When: Most Sundays
During 11:30 am Mass
Children's Liturgy of the Word is offered during the Sunday, 11:30 am Mass. It is intended for children in grades 1 through 4. After the opening prayer, the children are invited by Fr. Busch to follow the Prayer Leader (Catechist) to the AV Room, where they hear the Sunday readings in words they are better able to understand. They return to the congregation after the Creed.
Who: Families with children in grades K-6
Family Formation is a family-based catechetical program for families with children in grades K through 6 with an adult formation component enabling Catholic parents to be the primary educators of their children in the faith. Family Formation combines a monthly church gathering (where children meet in grade-specific class settings while parents gather for adult catechesis and formation) and weekly family Home Lessons where parents, equipped with materials and an understanding of the lessons, teach their children the Faith.
VCAT (Video Catechism)
Who: Children in grades 7 & 8
The Diocese of Wheeling – Charleston has produced a Video Catechism for Teens. In order to effectively reach teens with the richness and beauty of our Catholic faith, it must be done in new and relevant ways. It is estimated that a teenager consumes a staggering 10 hours and 45 minutes of media content each day. Of that content, 4 hours and 29 minutes is spent watching videos (whether on TV, Internet sites such as Hulu, YouTube, etc.)