We have a number of opportunities at St. Leonard Parish to help children grow in their faith from infancy through middle school. Read on and contact our Director of Faith Formation, Andrew Hennessy, at 502-897-2595 or via email to learn more or get involved.
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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
preschool and up
God is transcendent and ineffable, but God offers himself to us in the tangible stories and sacraments of Scripture and the liturgy. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-style program that taps into the religious potential of your young child using artistic and interactive means to foster understanding, wonder, and participation in the Christian Mystery. Your kids don’t just learn Bible stories; they experience the meaning of Scripture and liturgy in a hands-on way.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is gearing up to kick off during the 2021-2022 school year!
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
ages 5 through 2nd grade
Every Sunday, we listen and pray with God’s Word through Scripture before sharing in the Eucharist. You might know this as the part of Mass when your children are the most squirmy as they sit in the pew. Since the Scripture passages aren’t always easy to process, and homilies tend to be written by and for adults, we offer your children the opportunity to break out and explore God’s Word and teachings at their own level. During the Sunday morning 10:00 am Mass from August to May, the Children’s Liturgy of the Word provides children age 5 through 2nd grade (who have not yet made their First Communion), the opportunity to learn about the Gospel on the children’s own level.
Due to COVID-19, Children’s Liturgy of the Word has been suspended until we resume Masses at full capacity.
For all families, targeted for children from preschool through middle school
Your family is a “domestic church,” a privileged place of prayer, learning, and sharing in Jesus Christ. Thus, we don’t just form your children in faith – we form your whole household.
On the second Sunday of each month, we host a family day with our sister parish, St. Frances of Rome, in which parents and children play, learn, and pray together. We share a pot-luck brunch, explore new aspects of our faith, and compete for prizes. The content is designed to provide multiple layers of meaning for various ages. Family days are also a great chance for parents to get to know each other!
Vacation Bible School
For children in elementary school
We hope once again to offer Vacation Bible School in summer 2021 – please reach out to Andrew Hennessy if your children would like to participate or if you’d like to volunteer.