Happy Fall! School is back in session and so is St. Julia’s Children’s Word of God program. We are writing to tell you about this exciting and engaging program for young children to learn more about our Catholic faith. Each Sunday at the 9am Family Mass during the school year, children ages infants through Kindergarten are led to the Parish Center during the readings and homily to participate in the program which brings God’s word to children with age-appropriate stories, games and crafts.
The program is led by volunteer parents who follow a guide in the Children’s Lectionary to lead a 20-minute experience for the children. Additional materials and activities are available in the Parish Hall to make the experience fun and memorable. Parents are invited to participate alongside their children –we encourage families to attend the sessions together!
Here is a testimonial from parents whose children attend the program:
“The Word of God program has been a blessing for my family. My four and two year old children relate to the stories in the readings through the activities and crafts that the group participates in. When I had the opportunity to lead the group, preparing the activity has fostered meaningful conversations with my children about Jesus and our faith.”
We invite you to join us during the 9am Family Mass, which will be starting soon, and experience the Children’s Word of God program for yourself. You will not be disappointed. If you are interested in learning more about the program or becoming a volunteer, please contact Carolyn Hastings by email or phone, 610-283-0316.