Blessed Sacrament School – Exceptional faculty and staff led by principal, Dan Steffen, our school is a three-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for grades K-8. Thanks to the support of our parishioners and the efforts of the parent-led Development Committee, our school remains financially accessible to families. Contact: School Office (331-3062).
Children's Liturgy of the Word - Children's Liturgy of the Word is offered during 9:30 mass on Sunday mornings. Children ages 3-10 are invited to leave the general assembly during the Liturgy of the Word and to gather in the Undercroft for age-appropriate versions of the readings, interactive reflection, and prayer. There are two groups, one for 3-6 year-olds and one for 7-10 year-olds. The children return to the church in time for the Preparation of the Gifts and Liturgy of the Eucharist. For more information, see our Children's Liturgy of the Word brochure. To assist with Children's Liturgy of the Word, contact the DRE.
Girls’ Challenge Club – For girls 5th through 8th grades. High school girls may apply to be team leaders. Challenge is designed to instill virtue, develop character, and encourage spiritual growth, all in a fun atmosphere of activities and apostolic service projects. Parent involvement is needed. Contact: email@example.com.
Parish School of Religion – PSR assists families in the faith formation of their children, grades 1-8, through a process of integrated prayer, catechesis, and evangelization. PSR meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month, August through May, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This religious education is for children who are in public schools. We begin each session with a communion service led by Deacon Bayne. We have a professional teacher, proficient in modern teaching methods and disciplinary procedures, in each classroom. Our Parent Club coordinates a group service project each year and organizes the children to host the annual parish Advent Fair and lead the Living Stations of the Cross one Friday in Lent. PSR offers support for parents in their role as the primary catechists of their children.
Click HERE for PSR Registration Form 2018-19
Click HERE for 2018-19 Calendar
Click HERE for PSR Handbook
If you are interested in any of the following, contact: Rosanne Thomas
- PSR Catechist – Professional teachers (current or retired) are needed to teach or team teach regularly or to be on a sub list. Training and materials are provided, and a standard tutor stipend is offered.
- PSR Teacher Aide – Assist in a classroom once, twice, or all year if you like. VIRTUS-compliant adults, high school students, and middle school Catholic School students are always needed to help with PSR.
- PSR Parent Club - The parent club was formed by parents interested in providing enrichment activities for PSR children - service, special events, social occasions, etc. It is open to PSR parents and grandparents.
Vacation Bible School – VBS is held from 9-11:30 a.m. the last full week of June each year for children ages 4-10. A planning committee for VBS 2019 is currently being formed. VIRTUS compliant adults are needed to coordinate each activity area (games, crafts, snack, etc.) and youth ages 12 and up are needed to assist with small groups and activities. Contact: Rosanne Thomas
Youth Ministry – Activities are provided throughout the year to build youth community and to help integrate and involve parish teens in the ministries and life of the parish. Activities include faith, social, and service opportunities. Contact the Formation Office to have a high school student’s email address added to the list. VIRTUS-compliant parents and young adults are encouraged to help facilitate activities.
Youth and Young Adults in College – Contact the Formation Office to add your email address to our outreach list and receive the parish monthly newsletter and other information that may help you maintain and grow your faith life throughout your college experience. A blessing is offered for college students at one of the masses in early August.