PreK – High School

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a program that invites children ages 3 – 7 to leave the larger parish assembly during Mass to celebrate a liturgy in the small Sacristy with trained Catechists.  CLOW is held during the school year.

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Children’s Faith Formation Programs

“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

Together we can help our children develop a personal relationship with God.  We encourage our children to develop an understanding of their Catholic faith through attending Mass, reading Scripture, sacred song, the sacraments, and prayer.  Parents, you are supported by your faith community to give your children the tools to welcome Christ into their daily lives to and the rest of their lives.

Preschool through 5th Grade Classes

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd meets on Sunday mornings during the school year at 10:00 am, between the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses. 

Faith Formation Registration Form 2019-2020

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Review Frequently Asked Questions about formation and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS).

Download FAQ’s on CGS

Learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd by watching the video below.

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Middle School Youth Group

Middle School students (Grades 6-8) meets regularly during the school year from 10:00-11:00 am (following the 9:00am Mass). We meet for doughnuts and other snacks and a group discussion in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Throughout the year, we complete service projects, work with other ministries at Cathedral,  and have fun. Come check us out!

Youth Group Registration 2019-2020

High School Youth Group

High School Youth Group meets twice a month in the Campus Ministry Lounge from 12:00-2:00 (following the 11:00 am Mass). We enjoy lunch together while talking about our faith, and we plan for service projects and events.

Youth Group Registration 2019-2020

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist takes place in Second Grade and includes formation classes for the children and parents.  Children who are beyond second grade who have not received their First Eucharist are welcome and encouraged to attend these classes. Please register using this  Sacramental Prep Form 2018-19

All classes begin with a Pot-Luck Family Lunch at 12:00pm in the Parish Hall.

First Reconciliation Schedule:
February 24, 2019  – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 3, 2019 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 10, 2019  – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 16, 2019 – 10:00 am The Sacrament of First Reconciliation

First Eucharist Schedule:
April 7, 2019  – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
April 28, 2019 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
May 5, 2019 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
May 11, 2019 – First Eucharist Retreat and Rehearsal 9:00am-1:00pm

May 18 and May 19, 2019 – The Sacrament of First Eucharist

Sacramental Prep Calendar

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To register for our 2019 Confirmation class, students must be at least 16 or in their Sophomore year of High School. Please fill out a registration form and email it to Joy Weir or mail it to the church office.

For questions please contact Joy Weir

Confirmation Registration Packet 2019

Confirmation Calendar 2019

Vacation Bible School 2020

Save the Date July 6-10, 8:45am to noon

Children PREK-5th grade enjoy games, fun snacks, great music and Bible Stories. 

We hope to see you there!

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Vacation Bible School is so much fun! Save the date for July 6 – 10, 2020

VIRTUS (Safe Environment Training)

The Diocese of Richmond requires that all volunteers who work with children under the age of 18 be screened and trained.

Thank you in advance for your time!

Step 1: Contact Joy Weir that you are interested in working with children & youth and you plan to do the training.

Step 2: Schedule Your VIRTUS Training Workshop

When you register for the training, you will be required to submit to a background check. There is no cost to you for the background check. You will also see our safety regulations and be asked to do an electronic signature on our code of conduct.

You will see a number of upcoming three-hour training sessions when you click the link to register. These sessions are just a one-time commitment. After you complete the training session, you will receive short bulletins to read periodically. We encourage you to read these bulletins and complete the one question “quiz” as they are beneficial to you and this ministry. If you can’t find a training session that works for your schedule, please contact Joy Weir.

Register for VIRTUS training

Faith in Action

How can we pass on our Catholic faith to our children? How can we use ordinary situations to show our children the love and presence of God? How can families support each other in these challenging times? Let’s connect as families and offer our support to our children’s formation.  While our children are in formation class – we will do service projects together that will support their learning. We will also learn more about what they are doing in formation so we can continue the conversation at home!

All sessions will be in the Parish Hall from 10am-11am

To learn of the upcoming Faith Formation events, please see our weekly printed bulletin or register for our e-newsletter here

For more information please contact: Joy Weir

Contact for General Inquires

General inquires about our Children’s and Youth Ministries should be directed to: Joy Weir