Children's Religious Education

Children age 3 through grade 5.


It is the hope of the Parish Religious Education Programs that each child will become one who prays, loves, acts with justice and is nourished by faith.  These areas of prayer, love for God and neighbor, morality and justice, and faith, should be developed within the child's faith life.  


"Religious education must involve the student (family) in his/her faith community's liturgy... It teaches, it forms community, it forms the individual."  (NCCB, "Basic Teachings for Catholic Religious Education").



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Something New For Our Parish Children!

Pew Art Cards: Parents, give your young children a "Pew Art Card" with a colored pencil (located in the Church Vestibule) so they can draw a picture about God, Church or Mass.  Their drawing is a form of prayer and their creativity is God's gift.  You can place their drawing into the collection basket as their unique offering to God.  Please return the colored pencil as you leave Church.

"I Feel Good When I Thank God" envelope for older children, also located in the Church vestibule.

Goal: This participation in the offertory will help our children feel like they too have an important role in Mass.

The presence of our children is God's gift to our Church.


Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #7353.  For children ages 5-10.

Deadline to turn in posters:  December 15, 2018


·        Poster must reflect the theme of “Keep Christ in Christmas”.

·        Each poster should be the original work (including concept, layout, slogan and any visual images).

·        Poster must be approximately 11x17 inches in size.  Posters may be in color or black and white.  Poster board will be supplied by the KC’s.

·        Each poster must be submitted with a Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest entry form, make sure your council number is included - #7353.  The name and age of the entrant should be printed on the reverse side of the poster in case the poster and entry form get separated.

All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council.  Posters will not be returned.

Contact person: Marlon Mowdy 870-425-2832 ext. 3.


Children’s Nativity Presentation

Again, this year the children of the parish will present the Nativity Story at the children’s Mass on December 24, Christmas Eve, at 4:00 PM.  To do this we need parish children to sign up to participate.  Please contact Chris Langley, 425-2832 or, if you would like your children to take part.  Please check your calendar and call me a.s.a.p.


Parish Religious Education: Chris Langley 870-425-2832 ext 3