The Children's Ministry Program

 

The Children's Ministry program brings kids and parents together to learn about the faith. Our program is focused on making weekly Mass the most important element. There are once a month gatherings for families to come together to learn about the foundations of our faith and our virtual programming to bring the faith from church to home.

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The Children's Ministry program is for families in the parish with children with elementary age students. We believe that elementary-age children learn and form faith best when parents are directly involved in the process.

The primary aspects of the program are threefold:

1. Weekly Sunday Mass (in person or live-streamed)

2. Monthly At-Home Virtual Lessons

3. Monthly Family Faith Formation Events

Sunday Mass is the "source and summit" of our faith. Any faith formation program without Mass is a waste of time. We have designed our Family Masses to be more educational, interactive, and inspirational for our children. 

Although Faith Formation in the past three decades has primarily occurred in the classroom, we believe that the more effective "classroom" is the home. When mom and dad partner with the parish, we can be more impactful when it comes to raising our kids Catholic. We provide you biweekly resources to give you, the parents, the tools you need to bring a faith lens to every aspect of your life.

Finally, our once a month, Family Faith Formation Event [FAITH FX] brings all of our families together: parents and children, to learn about the theme for the month. We gather together not just to learn about our faith but to experience it. Our programs will include music, activities, service projects, prayerful experiences, and more to bring the faith alive and make it fun for families.

 

   Additional Programs   

Parent Cue

 

Parent Cue is our library of resources and at-home webinars to help families bring the faith from Church to home.

Children's Small Group

 

We offer an optional small group program for our grades 3-4 who are looking for more faith experiences to go deeper.  Take a look at what we have to offer.

ENCOUNTER Communion Prep

ENCOUNTER is our sacramental preparation program for children in grades 2 and above who are ready to ready to receive the Eucharist. 

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306 Morris Avenue

Summit, NJ 07901 

ff@stteresaavila.org

Tel: 908-277-3700

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