Children's Formation during COVID-19

Through the twists and turns of this COVID season, St. B's Children's Formation continues to prayerfully and purposefully look for ways to provide Biblically-based family resources for you and your family. We hope you are enjoying our weekly Sunday children's homilies, formation lessons and Wednesday storytimes, children's bulletins, and various at-home resources. We are here for you!

Beginning Sunday, September 13

Children's formation returns online Sunday, September 13. We will offer classes on Zoom for 3.5 yrs - 2nd grade from 8:30 - 8:50 a.m. and 3rd - 6th grade from 8:50 - 9:15 a.m. The children's homily will continue at 9:15 a.m on Youtube.

Each week, illustrated children’s bulletins will be available to download via the website and parish emails. Download this week's on the homepage here

Formation on Sundays

During COVIDtide, we offer Christian formation for children on Zoom. We know this is not ideal for many families. Please contact Carla Schober, Director of Children Formation, if you have any feedback, questions, or have not received the Zoom link.

  • Catechesis of the good shepherd

    For Children, 3.5 yrs - 2nd Grade

    8:30 - 8:55 a.m. on Sundays

    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-inspired way of sharing Jesus and life in His church with children. It provides a prepared physical space, a period of time, and particular materials that support the relationship that already exists between God and the child. 

    Families of children 3 yrs. through 2 nd grade are invited to participate in brief, but rich Sunday morning Zoom classes with our Catechists. They will begin together as a whole group for introductions and singing, and then we will use "break-out rooms" to divide into Level One and Level Two classes. In each "Zoom atrium," we will ponder and explore prayer, the Bible, the geography of Israel, the Messianic prophecies, and the narratives leading up to and including the birth of Jesus. 

    Families who want to participate in these Zoom communities on Sunday mornings can also sign up to receive a box of art and extension materials for each week. 

    Parents will receive an email each Monday sharing what we shared on Sunday, things to talk and pray about throughout the week, as well as how to prepare our hearts for the next time we gather.

  • The Beatitudes

    For Children, 3rd - 6th Grade

    8:50 - 9:15 a.m. on Sundays

    This fall, our 3rd - 6th graders will consider what Jesus was talking about when he taught his followers the Beatitudes. Using Illustrated Ministry's The Beatitudes, Zoom classes will be facilitated by two teachers each week. If your child is interested in receiving weekly downloadable coloring worksheets and ideas for at-home application, please contact Carla at Copyright restrictions disallow for links.