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!

Sundays in June & July

8:30 a.m. Children's Formation on YouTube. 
In June, Jude Mason is reading from the Jesus Storybook Bible. We will take July off and return in August. These videos are only available for 48 hours. 

9:00 a.m. Children's Homily on Youtube.
In June and July, Fr. Charlie & Sir Droopyhead, Melanie Crotty, Elizabeth Madeira, and Matthew Sullivan will share a child (and parent) friendly lesson on the morning’s Lectionary.

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

Wednesday StoryTime

Please join us at 4:30 p.m. this summer for storytime on YouTube. Each video will be left up for 48 hours. We are grateful to all the publishers for allowing us to do this. 

  • Wednesday, June 3

    Elizabeth Madeira reads book, Candlewalk, A Bedtime Prayer To God. This is a child’s introduction to the brief bedtime prayer service found in the Book of Common Prayer called, Compline. If you are looking for a simple family bedtime ritual that is bathed in Scripture and ways to notice God in our midst, then download the family-friendly version here. 

  • Wednesday, June 10

    Melanie Crotty introduces, Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. Leonardo is a terrible monster, not because he is scary but because he is NOT.  He is terrible at being scary.  He decides to find the most scaredy-cat kid in the world and "scare the tuna salad out of him," but his plan backfires when he finds out he didn't really scare Sam but that Sam really needs a friend. Download the accompanying activity sheet here.

  • Wednesday, June 17

    When God Made You, by Matthew Paul Turner. Long before any of us were born, God thought about each one of us, and he still does. Read by Elizabeth Madeira, In When God Made You, children are reminded of ways they might discover their place in the world, and how their unique personalities, traits, and talents fit in.

  • wednesday, june 24

    Meredith Flynn, invites us to enjoy, Come On, Rain by Karen Hess. Meet Tess as she pleads to the sky as listless vines and parched plants droop in the endless heat. Then the clouds roll in and the rain pours. Tess, her friends, and their mothers join in together in a rain dance to celebrate the shower that renews both body and spirit. Meredith will complement this beautiful story with how God rains on us through His creation.

  • Wednesdays, July 1 - Sept 2

    Jim Pichert, a.k.a. Mr. Jim, invites all ages to enjoy the children's adaptation of Pilgrim's Progress, Dangerous Journey. It uses the original but carefully selected words of John Bunyan, and it features brilliant illustrations sure to engage children of all ages. Some content and illustrations can be intense, but if our kindergarten class delights in this story, we think most children will be fine.