Mothers’ Day Out Preschool Program (MDO)
MDO is a preschool program located in the Formation Center’s nursery for children ages 2-5 years old. The children learn basic educational skills through work, play, and socialization. We have creative play centers: trains and cars, kitchen and dollhouses, Lego’s table, reading area, and a fenced-in playground.
Our daily routine includes prayers, crafts, preschool skills, story time, and play time. We strive to provide an engaging and stimulating environment to allow the children to develop skills necessary for the upcoming school years.
Classroom schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
For more information and program fees contact:
Margaret O’Connor 904-264-0577 or 904-504-9699
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for ages 5 through 3rd graders at the 10:00am Mass. No pre-registration is necessary. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins for the assembly, these children are invited to go with the weekly leaders from the church to the Church Conference Room. During this special time, the volunteer liturgist leads the children through prayers, songs and readings that are simplified for children.
The children learn about the same Scripture readings as the rest of the assembly. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents after Mass.
Volunteers are needed to teach the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. This is a great opportunity for adults and middle school/high school youth to help these eager youngsters learn the Word of the Lord.
Time commitment: 15-20 minutes, during Mass, on Sunday morning • It is considered part of participating in Mass for both children and volunteers.
For more information contact:
Robyn Spencer 904-264-0577 X.324 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Religious Education program offers instruction to students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. All Catholic children attending public or private non-Catholic schools are expected to participate in this program.
Our philosophy at St. Catherine’s Religious Education program is that parents are the primary educators of their children. Formal religious education is a necessary element of and a supplement to home teaching and example. Through an enjoyable classroom experience, children are nurtured in the truths and teachings of their faith and are called to worship and serve Jesus as they form their Christian identity and take their place in the Christian community. The curriculum is developmental and builds a broad base of religious knowledge. Our program reflects an integrated learning experience composed of catechesis, prayer, sacramental preparation, traditional Catholic doctrine, biblical studies, liturgy, community building, and other dimensions of a vibrant Church life.
Religious Education is offered on Sundays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays and requires pre-registration. Registration for the following year begins in April.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Vacation Bible School is a wonderful, uplifting experience that can enhance your child’s spirituality and social skills. Our program consists of a week long program in June of religious education which utilizes Bible stories, skits, religious songs, and arts and crafts for children age 3 – entering Grade 5. This is all accomplished with the help of our parent volunteers and our high school youth. Pre-registration usually occurs in April.
For more information, contact Robyn Spencer at email@example.com