We invite children and parents to know Christ in the Word, Worship with us and partcipate in life in Community through Service and Evangelization. Click the images below to see the programs for children and support for parents in the day-to-day challenges of parenting.
1. Children's Faith Formation
Through our pre-K through 8th grade Children's Faith Formation and high school Youth Ministry programs, our parents, teens and children are trained to know Christ, His Church, and how to live the Faith today.
2. Sacramental Preparation
Along with this, Sacramental Preparation includes parent and child learning workshops, retreats, and other preparation. Viist our First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion page or our high school Confirmation page for details.
3. Adult Formation
And last, but not least, we specifically offer a variety of sessions for parents to continue on their own personal spiritual journey through Adult Formation opportunities, including small groups to support you in your vocation as parents.
Our parish offers 5 Sunday Masses each week featuring a variety of music ensembles, your family can find a time and style of worship in which you can fully and actively participate.
2. Children's Liturgy of the Word
We also sponsor Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9 and 11 a.m Masses. Children ages 4-7 exit Mass before the Readings and reflect through sharing and fellowship on the lessons from Scripture explained at their level. They rejoin their parents after the homily is finished. Contact Lucia for more information or to volunteer!
3. Noah's Nursery
Noah's Nursery is open at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses for children from 19 months through 4 years old. Check the bulletin for updated schedules and themes for the month.
1. Family Ministry
In addition to providing family-friendly activities, Family Ministry also provides small groups for Men and Women for fellowship and support in their vocation as parents.
2. Other Parish Life Communities
Other Parish Life Communities, such as Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary, and Knitting Ministry provide intergenerational communities for adults with similar interests. We also have mentoring programs through Marriage and Marriage Preparation.
1. Outreach Center
Families are invited to participate in our parish's service to the Greater Williamsburg area through supporting the Outreach Center, Food Pantry and the HOPE Pregnancy Care Center drives throughout the year. Many of our Outreach Center ministries advertise other events that are open to families, too.
2. Service in the Parish
We also invite children to begin serving in their own parish, as well. Our Liturgy Office trains children to serve as altar servers and music ministers in the Children's Choir.
3. Religious Education Catechist
Our Children's Faith Formation and Youth Ministry programs invite you to discern being part of our leadership teams. Being a catechist is a great way to keep in conversation with your child about the Faith, even if you are not in his/her classroom.
4. Prayer and Spiritual Works of Mercy
All families are welcome to join in our prayer ministries, such as Eucharistic Adoration and Intercessory Prayer.
1. New Evangelization
The New Evangelization is a fresh look and new attitude toward the Christian life in light of the core elements of the Gospel Message. For families, this means making prayer and discussion about the Faith a key part of daily life.
2. Pastoral Planning
As our parish works with Pastoral Council to come up with a 5-year Parish Pastoral Plan, we continue to seek input about the needs and goals that our families have.
Have you seen what the Parish Life Ministry is up to? Father Daughter Dance, All Saints Festival... and more!