Children & Youth

Supporting Families, Children and Youth in the Catholic Faith

Building strong Catholic families is a priority at the Quad-Parishes. Ministry to young families focus on providing resources and opportunities for families to grow in their faith together.  Parents are the best people to teach children about God, about Jesus, about the Holy Spirit, and about our Catholic faith.  Faith formation begins with you at home, for you provide living witness to the Gospel by how you care for your family, how you work, how you help others, how you worship, and how you pray.  We are here to support you and your family as you grow in faith and live as a family full of Christ’s Disciples!

Baptism

During the Sacrament of Baptism individuals are welcomed into the Christian community, forgiven of original sin, born into New Life, and receive the Holy Spirit.
Families looking to have their children Baptized may contact the parish office.  Learn More.

4K Religious Education

4K Religious Education is a first step for little ones who will learn that Jesus is their friend.  Religious Education is available on Wednesday nights Sept – April from 5:30-6:45pm at the Faith Formation Center.

Gospel Time

Gospel Time is offered at our Sunday Morning Masses for children ages 4 – 10. Children are invited to hear, discuss and participate in activities relating to the readings at their own level.  Annunciation 8am, St. Jude 9:15am, St. Joseph 10:30am.

GRACE – Catholic Preschool

GRACE provides hands-on, play-based approach that ensures learning in an environment focused on faith-filled activities and development.  Learn More

Religious Education

for elementary students focuses on teaching children foundational stories, prayers, and concepts. These basics of the faith are important stepping stones in becoming disciples of Christ.

First Reconciliation & Communion

focuses on family centered preparation that usually takes place in Grade 2. Preparation includes parent meetings, retreats, and family activities to prepare children for their Sacraments.

Serving at Mass

becomes a great opportunity offered for children after they receive their First Communion.  Children are invited to be trained and serve for the weekend Liturgies once a month.

GRACE – GB Area Catholic Education

is a faith-based school system with a focus on individualized learning within nine Green Bay Catholic schools including one Classical school.  Learn More

 

Gospel Time

is offered at our Sunday Morning Masses for children ages 4 – 10. Children are invited to hear, discuss and participate in activities relating to the readings at their own level.  Annunciation 8am, St. Jude 9:15am, St. Joseph 10:30am.

Vacation Bible School

is a highlight each summer at the Quad-Parishes.  This free, week long day camp for elementary students includes bible stories, songs, crafts, snacks and games. Registration begins in the spring. Learn More

Camp Tekakwitha

is an outdoor ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, established to help young people encounter Jesus Christ through prayer, community, and self-discovery amidst the beauty of God’s natural creation.  Learn More

Religious Education

help middle schoolers focus on growing as Disciples of Christ. Religious Education is available on Wednesday nights Sept – April from 5:30-6:45pm at the Faith Formation Center.

Open Youth Room

is available on Wednesday nights following religious education classes until 8pm.  Teens can play in the game room, enjoy snacks in the cafe and hang out with each other.

Mass Ministries

are available for teens to get involved in the weekend Liturgies.  Our adults mentor teens in various roles, including music ministry, serving, greeting and ushering.

Youth Group

for middle school meets once a month in the Game Room at the Faith Formation Center from 7-8:00pm.  Teens will pray together, play fun games and enjoy “Finding Home In Community.”

Retreats & Trips

are available each year to encourage teens  to encounter Christ in new ways.  These opportunities are often highlights of a teens faith journey and helps connect faith to their everyday lives.

GRACE – GB Area Catholic Education

is a faith-based school system with a focus on individualized learning within nine Green Bay Catholic schools including one Classical school.  Learn More

Religious Education

Religious Education continues to support teens in their faith journey while encouraging them to apply their faith in their lives.  Religious Education is available on Wednesday nights Sept – April from 6:30-8:00pm at the Faith Formation Center.

Open Youth Room

Open Youth Room is available on Wednesday nights before religious education classes from 5:30-6:30pm.  Teens can play in the game room, enjoy snacks in the cafe and hang out with each other.

Share Your Gifts

There are many ways that teens can use their gifts at weekend Liturgies and various ministries at the Quad-Parishes!

Retreats & Trips

Retreats and trip opportunities for teens are available through area organizations and our own youth faith formation.

Confirmation Preparation

Through this journey, teens in grades 11-12 are invited to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  We pray students will come to love their faith more deeply, articulate their faith confidently, and be inspired to live their faith daily.

Monthly Youth Ministry

are available each year to encourage teens  to encounter Christ in new ways.  These opportunities are often highlights of a teens faith journey and helps connect faith to their everyday lives.
January 9 (Thursday) – Culvers Take Over
February 15 (Saturday) – Takin’ It to the Streets
(required for 9-11 Faith Formation)
March 5 (Thursday) – Youth Led Stations of the Cross

Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame de la Baie Academy, as an educational ministry of the Roman Catholic Church, educates the whole person by developing each student’s Christian faith, commitment to service, and full academic potential within a caring Church community. Learn More

Families Growing in Faith Resources
Prayer (3/25/20)
What is Holy Week? (4/1/20)

Family Gospel Time Resources
5th Sunday of Lent (3/29/20)
Palm Sunday (4/5/20)
Easter Sunday (4/12/20)
Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy) (4/19/20)
Third Sunday of Easter (4/26/20)

Other Resources
Mass & Prayer Opportunities from Home
Navigating Coronavirus with Your Kids
Transitioning to Distance Learning for Parents
Spiritual Parenting Resources