Sunday, November 19 the Church School will assemble fruit boxes to be delivered to our homebound parishioners. They are in need of shoe boxes, preferably smaller than adult size 7, and can be dropped off at the office by Sunday, November 12. Also, donations of bananas, apples, clementines, oranges, pears and small wrapped mints or candies would be greatly appreciated.
Church School meets during the 10 a.m. service in the Church School rooms under the church from September through May. Teachers Joan Daly, Tammy Shafer and Alison Giuliano look forward to welcoming the kids ages 1 to 12 to a time of singing, praying, study, activity and a snack.
Church School Room 1 has been set aside as a nursery space. Babies and toddlers will be welcome in Room 1, where Madeline Morin will be there during Church School time and where the other teachers and students can see and hear them. Parents are invited to stay with little ones if they need you.
Our church has an active Sunday School. During the Sunday service, classes are held for students of all ages. There are Sunday School classes for grades preschool to six and a Youth Group for students in middle school and high school. We also offer special classes for Early Communion and Confirmation.
In September, the church school year begins with Registration Sunday.
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the students bring fruit to church. The older students use this fruit to fill the Thanksgiving Baskets that they make for the homebound parishioners. Adults in the parish deliver these baskets.
In December, the students make ornaments for the Jesse Tree and receive a visit from St. Nicholas. The Sunday before Christmas, the students put on a wonderful pageant. They wear beautiful costumes, and the shepherds carry live lambs. The pageant is followed by “The Birthday of the Christ Child”. Everyone enjoys cake and refreshments and the gift of a Christmas star ornament for the tree.
Spring Events are planned around the celebration of Easter. During Lent, the students use “mite” boxes to collect money for the needy. These boxes are returned to church on the Sunday after Easter. We also have a "Children's Sunday" in which the children participate in the service.
First Communion is always the Sunday before Palm Sunday.
In June, Sunday School ends with the parish picnic and, weather permitting, a bounce house. Plans are made for Vacation Bible School. Vacation Bible School is held during the summer, usually one week in July. Each year the theme changes but there are always Bible stories, games, crafts, and music.