Let the children come to me. -Matthew 19:14
St. Nicholas Christian Formation is based on the traditions and teachings of the Catholic Church. We offer classes from K-5. These classes prepare the youth of the parish to participate in the sacraments and to become active and engaged members of the parish community.
Ways we support you and your family with children in grades K-5:
- Christian Formation classes for grades K – 5
This year we are trying a new faith formation program. The program is called: “A Family of Faith” by Sophia Press. Check out their website for what to look forward to https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/shop/family-of-faith
- First Eucharist and First Reconciliation preparation
- Vacation Bible School each summer in August
Please contact Steve Branning with any questions. Thank you!
Registration is open for Christian Formation 2023-2024! Click HERE to register.
Click HERE for the 2023-2024 calendar.
At Home Prayer and Activity Ideas for you and your Family
As a parent, encouraging our children’s spiritual growth is a huge part of daily life. At our child’s Baptism, the priest reminds us of this immense spiritual task. This can seem daunting at times, but thankfully there are some great resources out there that can assist you. Here are a few.
- Scripture Activities for children at thereligionteacher.
- Pop Up Catechesis: Short Videos and resources from Joe Paprocki on topics such as Stories of the Saints & May Crowning at Home
- Catholic Toolbox website Full of activities for children of all ages, including teens.
- Thereligionteacher.com has resources for creating lesson plans and activities that can be adapted for at home use.
- Find creative craft projects at Catholic Icing.
- Tiny Saints – enjoy free downloads of activities.
- Find lesson plans and ideas at Catholicmom.com.
- Find ideas for family, faith, and fun at Loyola Press.
Check out this Pinterest Catholic kids & crafts page.
Daily and Sunday Mass Readings:
- Download free access to the text of the Sunday liturgies from Living with Christ.us.
- Download free Sunday Gospel weeklies in English or Spanish from Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
- Download activities on the Sunday readings for children and teens. Sunday Gospel Resources for Children
- Daily readings on United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- Pray the Rosary as a family. Check out various options at ewtn.com and youtube.com.
- Learn to pray the rosary. How to pray the rosary online.
- Construct a family sacred space in your home and compose a family prayer. How to’s
- Create a list of family prayer intentions. Prayer Intentions
- Download At-Home Catholic Mass resources and crafts from Catholicicing.com
- Look up the Saint of the Day
Print out free Saint coloring pages: Saints