Please note that some children's formation programs are not fully available during the pandemic. Contact the DRE if you need more information.
Blessed Sacrament School – Our parish school is comprised of kindergarten through 8th grade, offering full or half-day kindergarten. In addition to the regular academic and religious curriculum, the school employs specialists in enrichment, art, technology, library, Spanish, music, and physical education, as well as a math specialist, a reading specialist, an academic support specialist, and a counselor. All teachers are fully certified and the majority hold a master’s degree. Our award winning school has been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 3 times in 1994, 2007, and 2015. Not only are students challenged academically, but they also develop spiritually and gain personal responsibility through prayer, study, and service to others. Standardized test scores place our school in the top 15th percentile nationally. The school charges tuition and fees, and the parish supports the school through Sunday offertory contributions. In addition, the school Development Committee raises money to offset costs, providing specialist salaries, our entire technology budget, and building upgrade funds. More information on registration or supporting our school may be found on the school website: school.bssky.org. Contact: School Office (859-331-3062).
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. During the pandemic, Children's Liturgy is available only through our Facebook prayer group.
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 and parish involvement is needed to continue this program. Contact: [email protected]
Parish School of Religion – PSR provides Religious Education for youth, grades 1-8, who are in public schools. Children over the age of 7 who have not been baptized and/or not had formal religious instruction are placed in a special, small class that meets at the same time as PSR and is run by our RCIA Office. (If necessary, they can be tutored at a different time). PSR meets every Monday, late August through May, 6-7:15 p.m. Because of the pandemic, we are currently doing our program online, but we still meet in person for prayer on the first Mondays of each month unless otherwise specified in the calendar. 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. (Note: Some of these activities may be done quite differently this year because of the pandemic). PSR offers support for parents in their role as the primary catechists of their children. For more information or to inquire about becoming a catechist or aide, contact: Rosanne Thomas (331-4302, ext. 22 or [email protected]).
Click HERE for PSR Registration Form 2020-21
Click HERE for PSR Handbook and Calendar 2020-2021
- 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. VIRTUS compliant adults are needed to lead small groups and coordinate each activity area (games, crafts, snack, etc.) and youth ages 12 and up are needed to assist. Those who wish to be more involved are invited to be part of the planning team, beginning in early spring. Contact: Rosanne Thomas (331-4302, ext. 22 or [email protected]).
Youth Ministry – While we do not have a formal 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. VIRTUS-compliant parents and young adults are needed to help facilitate activities. Contact the Formation Office if you wish to be added to our email list for notifications. Contact: Michele Garvey (859-331-4302 ext 33 or [email protected])
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. Contact: Rosanne Thomas (859-331-4302 or [email protected]).